Conflict and Human Rights

Register of Damage for Ukraine: A Vital Yet Challenging Step Towards Justice

Register of Damage for Ukraine: A Vital Yet Challenging Step Towards Justice

Ukraine has endured unprecedented levels of destruction and human rights violations since the onset of Russian aggression in 2014. Since the full-scale invasion in February 2022, infrastructure damage is estimated...
Event: Inclusive Recovery in Action: Strategies for a Resilient Ukraine

Event: Inclusive Recovery in Action: Strategies for a Resilient Ukraine

The leaders of the project on “RE: Building Ukraine For All: Inclusive Recovery for a Resilient Ukraine,” (Professor Freya Baetens, Dr. Ievgeniia Kopytsia, and Dr. Daryna Dvornichenko) invite stakeholders and...
RE: BUILDING UKRAINE FOR ALL: Inclusive REcovery, REsilient Ukraine

RE: BUILDING UKRAINE FOR ALL: Inclusive REcovery, REsilient Ukraine

The Project “RE: BUILDING UKRAINE FOR ALL: Inclusive REcovery, REsilient Ukraine”, led by Professor Freya Baetens, Dr levgeniia Kopytsia & Dr Daryna Dvornichenko, aims to address the multifaceted challenge of...
Amnesty in Spain: Union through Reconciliation

Amnesty in Spain: Union through Reconciliation

On 30 May 2024, despite its rejection by the upper chamber, the lower chamber of the Spanish Parliament passed the Amnesty Act 2024 ‘for the institutional, political and social normalisation...
Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act:  A Human Rights Perspective – Part 2

Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 2

The first part of this blog drew on academic literature and international case law to examine the key components of a human rights centred concept of reconciliation. Here, we argue...
Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 1

Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 1

In February 2024, the High Court in Belfast declared in Dillon and others that fundamental aspects of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 are unlawful and should...
A Right to Conscientious Objection Beyond the Military Context?

A Right to Conscientious Objection Beyond the Military Context?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently held that Türkiye violated Article 9 of the Convention (freedom of conscience) when it convicted the Applicant, Mr Murat Kanatli, for refusing...
The dark side of amnesty laws: impunity guaranteed. The case of Nicaragua

The dark side of amnesty laws: impunity guaranteed. The case of Nicaragua

Amnesty laws can, in principle, be an acceptable transitional justice mechanism. It is sometimes the case that, due to lack of resources or political instability, criminal prosecutions are not a...
El lado oscuro de las leyes de amnistía: impunidad garantizada. El caso de Nicaragua

El lado oscuro de las leyes de amnistía: impunidad garantizada. El caso de Nicaragua

Las leyes de amnistía son, en principio, herramientas de justicia transicional perfectamente aceptables. En ocasiones, debido a factores tales como escasez de recursos o inestabilidad política, no es posible juzgar...
One year on, US journalist Evan Gershkovich remains a state hostage in Russia

One year on, US journalist Evan Gershkovich remains a state hostage in Russia

For the past twelve months, US journalist Evan Gershkovich, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, has been held in a Moscow prison awaiting trial. Arrested by security services on...
Shamima Begum – A Disappointing Precedent for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

Shamima Begum – A Disappointing Precedent for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

As the face of the UK’s counter-terrorism response, the Shamima Begum case continues to shine a spotlight on the critical intersection of counter-terrorism measures and the problem of human trafficking....
Landmark Inter-State Dispute Filed with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Landmark Inter-State Dispute Filed with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has received its first inter-state application. This is a milestone for the contentious jurisdiction of the African Court, and the latest episode...

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