Conflict and Human Rights

50 Years Later, Still in Search of Truth: Challenges Facing Truth Commissions in Brazil

50 Years Later, Still in Search of Truth: Challenges Facing Truth Commissions in Brazil

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the military coup, which initiated the latest and the longest Brazilian ...
Why the U.S. Needs a Magnitsky Act for Venezuela

Why the U.S. Needs a Magnitsky Act for Venezuela

It has been a month since the Venezuelan people took to the streets to protest against the precarious situation in ...
Is There a Hierarchy of Human Rights and Human Rights Reporting?

Is There a Hierarchy of Human Rights and Human Rights Reporting?

I believe that just as there is a hierarchy of rights, as discussed by human rights scholars, there is also a ...
Dignifying the most vulnerable ‘in’ and ‘through’ Security Council Resolution 2139

Dignifying the most vulnerable ‘in’ and ‘through’ Security Council Resolution 2139

Conflict — perhaps like no other happening — illuminates our shared vulnerability to hurt and harm of unimaginable ...
Lessons from Daimler

Lessons from Daimler

On January 14, 2014, as one of the first decisions of the new year, the United States Supreme Court held that ...
Human Rights in Disputed Territories – Affixing Responsibility

Human Rights in Disputed Territories – Affixing Responsibility

 “Human rights do not have any borders. It is vital to address underlying human rights issues in disputed ...
Palestinian Refugees in Syria: A Primer For Advocacy

Palestinian Refugees in Syria: A Primer For Advocacy

In the face of crisis, it is very easy for those of us in neither government nor humanitarian work to switch off ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

The possibility of peace in Syria may seem more like an international force (pun intended) than a beacon of hope. ...
The Santos-FARC Peace Talks: Human Rights Challenges in Colombia

The Santos-FARC Peace Talks: Human Rights Challenges in Colombia

Colombian political analysts suggest that we do not really know what is happening in the negotiation between the ...
Drones, Armed Conflict and Lawful Killing: Is the US at war?

Drones, Armed Conflict and Lawful Killing: Is the US at war?

On 12 November, Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, addressed the use of ...

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