Conflict and Human Rights

UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

Earlier this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2122, designed to highlight the ...
German Federal Constitutional Court Says No Civilian War Damages for NATO Air Strike in Serbia

German Federal Constitutional Court Says No Civilian War Damages for NATO Air Strike in Serbia

The German Federal Constitutional Court has rejected constitutional complaints lodged by Serbian citizens in ...
Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 1

Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 1

There is perhaps no more controversial space in the world than the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For ...
Humanitarian Intervention? – International Law and the Non-Use of Force in Syria

Humanitarian Intervention? – International Law and the Non-Use of Force in Syria

The UK House of Commons voted by a slim majority (13 votes) against UK involvement in direct military action in ...
The Ongoing Search for Justice for Victims of the Japanese War Crimes in Mapanique, Philippines

The Ongoing Search for Justice for Victims of the Japanese War Crimes in Mapanique, Philippines

On November 23, 1944, Japanese troops descended on the town of Mapanique in the Philippines. The troops gathered ...
Drone Strikes and Domestic Crimes?

Drone Strikes and Domestic Crimes?

As Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, has recently pointed out, international human ...
A President in the Dock?

A President in the Dock?

The ICC's case against the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, is scheduled to commence on 9 July 2013.  Should ...
UN Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

UN Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 April 2013, was opened for ...
Between a Crocodile and a Snake: Racism and religious intolerance in Burma

Between a Crocodile and a Snake: Racism and religious intolerance in Burma

By Benedict Rogers Benedict Rogers will be speaking in Oxford this Thursday, 2 May.  Click here for more ...
Killer Robots in the Cross-hairs of New NGO Campaign

Killer Robots in the Cross-hairs of New NGO Campaign

By Conor Fortune It has all the trappings of a sci-fi film. A life-size, talking robot stands outside ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

Following Dr Gilles Giacca's post last Monday on the Arms Trade Treaty, Dr. Laurence Lustgarten argues that the ...
The Iran Tribunal: The Case of the Court with Neither Power nor Jurisdiction

The Iran Tribunal: The Case of the Court with Neither Power nor Jurisdiction

Olinga Tahzib assesses the impact of the Iran Tribunal in promoting a culture of human rights in Iran. The mass ...

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