Conflict and Human Rights

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...
National Pro Bono Week – Interning to Empower Youth in Kosovo

National Pro Bono Week – Interning to Empower Youth in Kosovo

Last week was National Pro Bono week. To celebrate the OxHRH and OPBP are running a series of posts highlighting graduate students’ experiences interning with public interest law organisations. OPBP...
High Time for Europe to Offer Temporary Protection to Refugees from Syria?

High Time for Europe to Offer Temporary Protection to Refugees from Syria?

Approximately 3 million people have fled Syria due to the armed conflict. About 96% of the refugees remain in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. By July 2014, the number...
“Classic Human Rights Law Territory”: Why the HRC need to talk about drones

“Classic Human Rights Law Territory”: Why the HRC need to talk about drones

A US drone strike killed two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan last Saturday, in an attack which marks the seventh this past week, and the sixteenth this year. These latest...
Providing Syrian Survivors of Torture Access to Rehabilitation Services

Providing Syrian Survivors of Torture Access to Rehabilitation Services

Mental health and other rehabilitation services can be key to restoring basic functioning and facilitate resilience and positive coping strategies for refugee survivors of torture. In the summer of 2012,...
Where will the US go after Kiobel?

Where will the US go after Kiobel?

Last year, the landmark US Supreme Court decision of Kiobel held that the presumption against extraterritorial application of US law applies to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) (see previous OxHRH...
Iraq Needs Incisive Measures from the UN Security Council

Iraq Needs Incisive Measures from the UN Security Council

The current US military operations in Northern Iraq, resisting troops belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), may be evaluated as compatible with international law. However, despite...
Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine

Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine

Well over 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes due to the ongoing violence in Ukraine. We have seen two waves: the first displacement from the south of Ukraine...
Male Rape in Armed Conflicts: Why We Should Talk About It

Male Rape in Armed Conflicts: Why We Should Talk About It

Sexual violence represents one of the most serious forms of violation of an individual’s human rights. Although statistics for sexual violence against women are significantly higher than for men, it...
Repression of Nonviolent Activism in Syria

Repression of Nonviolent Activism in Syria

These days, nonviolent activists in Syria find themselves targeted on one side by the Syrian regime, and on the other, by extremist Islamic fronts. Their opposition to narrow interpretations of...
Sexual Violence in Modern Myanmar

Sexual Violence in Modern Myanmar

The Oxford Burma Alliance will be hosting a roundtable on sexual violence in Burma. It will be chaired by Dr Kirsten McConnachie, Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow at the Refugee...

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