Conflict and Human Rights

Growing Pains in Timor Leste

Growing Pains in Timor Leste

Timor Leste’s stability is under focus following the recent killing by security forces of Mauk Moruk, a long-time ...
Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 as an expression of universally ...
Piercing Face and Body by Hundreds of Iron Balls: Pellet Guns In Jammu and Kashmir Violating Human Rights

Piercing Face and Body by Hundreds of Iron Balls: Pellet Guns In Jammu and Kashmir Violating Human Rights

It has become a trend in law enforcement that for every problem, there is a single solution: the use of force. ...
The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

I thank Eirik Bjorge for reading our recent report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our Armed Forces from Defeat by ...
A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, ...
Sri Lanka’s Second Chance to Achieve Lasting Peace

Sri Lanka’s Second Chance to Achieve Lasting Peace

History has given Sri Lanka a second chance. In 2009, as the conflict drew to its traumatic close, there was a ...
Hungry For Justice For the Last 15 Years: Irom Sharmila Chanu

Hungry For Justice For the Last 15 Years: Irom Sharmila Chanu

Last week, when Irom Sharmila Chanu was selected for the Stree Shakti Award by KA Kunjila Smaraka Stree Shakti ...
The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The geographical scope of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) has engaged the interest of IHL experts for some years ...
Will Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission Heal the Wounds of the Authoritarian Past? 

Will Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission Heal the Wounds of the Authoritarian Past? 

Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission sets a precedent in transitional justice initiatives amongst countries that ...
An Unsecured Commitment: Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

An Unsecured Commitment: Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Insecurity and injustice are a daily reality for large numbers of people around the world. Although gathering data ...
Human Rights and the Arms Trade Treaty

Human Rights and the Arms Trade Treaty

Regular readers of the blog will recall previous posts from Dr Gilles Giacca on the Arms Trade Treaty, which was ...
‘Right to Justice’ Deprived by State: Case of ‘Manorama Vs AFSPA’ from Manipur, India

‘Right to Justice’ Deprived by State: Case of ‘Manorama Vs AFSPA’ from Manipur, India

Recently, the Supreme Court of India, in a case related to Thangjam Manorama Manipur, (who was allegedly killed in ...

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