Conflict and Human Rights

South Africa vs Israel

South Africa vs Israel

The essence of the crime of genocide is in its combination of intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” and actions taken...
Meta’s Neutrality Crisis and Dangerous Organisations Policy

Meta’s Neutrality Crisis and Dangerous Organisations Policy

Meta is accused of “systemic and global” censorship in a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report for particularly targeting pro-Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram. The report outlines thousands of...
The International Court of Justice’s Order in South Africa v Israel

The International Court of Justice’s Order in South Africa v Israel

This blog considers the case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) between South Africa and Israel. It summarises the court’s order, before looking ahead to the impact of the...
Empty Seats, Silenced Voices: Looming Shadow of Democratic Erosion in India’s Mass Suspensions

Empty Seats, Silenced Voices: Looming Shadow of Democratic Erosion in India’s Mass Suspensions

Recently, during the Winter Session of the Indian Parliament, more than 140 opposition members of Parliament (MPs) were suspended, sparking concerns about the freedom of speech and expression in the...
Non-Refoulement of Uyghur Prisoners in India

Non-Refoulement of Uyghur Prisoners in India

Although India is not party to the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Refugees, this does not preclude it from its Principle of Non-Refoulement, or prohibition of refoulement,...
South African High Court Rules that Tribal Levies are Unconstitutional and Contrary to Customary Law

South African High Court Rules that Tribal Levies are Unconstitutional and Contrary to Customary Law

On 1 November 2023, the High Court of South Africa held that levies involuntarily imposed under section 25 of the Limpopo Traditional Leaders and Institutions Act 6 of 2005 (the...
75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

This post marks International Human Rights Day on the 10 December, the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I write this from Ukraine, where I...
Museums and Missiles: Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Heritage Highlights the Need to Protect Cultural Rights

Museums and Missiles: Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Heritage Highlights the Need to Protect Cultural Rights

Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February 2022, they have bombed, defaced, and looted sites of cultural significance to the Ukrainian people. UNESCO recently confirmed that 295 sites have been...
The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

All eyes were on the Supreme Court last Wednesday when it handed down its ruling on the lawfulness of the government’s much-criticised Rwanda scheme. The judgment featured a number of...
Forgotten and Forsaken Victims: The Perpetual Tragedy of Women in Warfare

Forgotten and Forsaken Victims: The Perpetual Tragedy of Women in Warfare

Amidst persistent tension and growing conflict in the Middle East and in Ukraine, videos of the atrocities faced by women are being widely circulated on social media. These events have...
The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

Currently before the UK’s House of Lords is the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill (the Bill). While pacific in name, the Bill is packed with legal and political...
Decoding Manipur: Unveiling Human Rights Violations Against Women Amidst Ethnic Conflict

Decoding Manipur: Unveiling Human Rights Violations Against Women Amidst Ethnic Conflict

A viral video of two tribal women paraded naked by Meitei men in Manipur’s Thoubal district has shocked India and the world. The incident is a grim reflection of the...

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