Conflict and Human Rights

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 window of opportunity to heal the wounds of Asia’s...
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 Trust, Kochi, she explained how she could not formally accept the...
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 dividing opinion as to whether the reach of the law...
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 experienced the Arab uprisings four years ago, and has been greeted with optimism by victims...
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 on areas torn by public fear, human tragedy and below average living...
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 adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2nd April 2013....
‘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 2004 by Assam Rifles, a security force of government) directed the...
Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren’s death

Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren’s death

Colombia´s critical human rights situation is a result of both political violence, and organized and petty crime. Whilst ongoing peace talks with guerrilla forces bring the country closer to the...
Accountability for Human Rights Violations During Dictatorship in Uruguay

Accountability for Human Rights Violations During Dictatorship in Uruguay

This Sunday, November 30 2014, Uruguayans will choose their next president and the country will celebrate 30 years of democratic elections after over a decade of civil-military dictatorship. The country...
Responsabilidad por la violación de Derechos Humanos en la Dictadura Uruguaya

Responsabilidad por la violación de Derechos Humanos en la Dictadura Uruguaya

Este Domingo, 30 de Noviembre de 2014, los Uruguayos elegirán su próximo presidente y el país celebrará 30 años de elecciones democráticas luego de más de 10 años de dictadura...
Colombian Victims: Changing the Rules of the Game

Colombian Victims: Changing the Rules of the Game

Important developments have taken place in the Colombian peace process since August 2014. For example, the establishment of the Historic Commission of the Conflict and its Victims and the Subcommission...
Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Critics have characterised the status of close to four million Palestinian refugees as “nothing short of heinous”, and this contention has been substantiated by the detailed findings of Professor Richard...

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