Conflict and Human Rights

Statehood and Recognition in International Law: The Case of the so called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”

Statehood and Recognition in International Law: The Case of the so called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”

Image Description: A map highlighting the geographical location of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus This blog analyses the case of the so called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (“TRNC”) from...
Rohingya Refugees at Risk of Re-Persecution in India

Rohingya Refugees at Risk of Re-Persecution in India

Image description: Group of Rohingya adults and children sit on the ground beneath a makeshift shelter Forced deportation in the face of imminent threat of persecution violates the inalienable right...
One Step Forward and Two Steps Back – The Bill of Rights Bill and Overseas Military Operations

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back – The Bill of Rights Bill and Overseas Military Operations

The development of human rights protection throughout history has been characterised by cycles of advancement and regression. The US constitution’s idealistic declarations of equality and freedom swiftly gave way to...
Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories: Assessing ‘Continuing Crimes’ Against the Principle of Legality Before the ICC

Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories: Assessing ‘Continuing Crimes’ Against the Principle of Legality Before the ICC

Image description: Protesters march beneath a banner saying “Freedom for Palestine” On 8 July 2021, a report of the Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights in Palestinian territories...
Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Image description: Multicoloured houses seen from above The right to adequate housing is considered to be a basic human right. It is fundamental to an individual’s sense of security and...
Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Image description: Members of the South Korean army marching in formation Last month, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) fundamental Forced Labour Convention 29 of 1932 went into effect in the...
The ‘Crimmigration’ of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India

The ‘Crimmigration’ of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India

Image description: Sri Lankan refugees in India. Many of them hold pieces of paper in their hand. India has engaged in the practice of granting temporary asylum to refugees from...
Mobility and Sanctuary: How to Revive Asylum in Europe

Mobility and Sanctuary: How to Revive Asylum in Europe

Image Description: Vehicles with Ukrainian civilians wait at the border checkpoint with Hungary. A Border Patrol Officer is checking the identification documents. In the ‘global north’, successive waves of anti-refugee...
The War Follows Them Home: The Educational Limbo Facing Indian Medical Students Evacuated from Ukraine

The War Follows Them Home: The Educational Limbo Facing Indian Medical Students Evacuated from Ukraine

Image description: 4 Indian medical students. In the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine war, roughly 17,000 students studying in Ukraine were evacuated by the Indian government. But the implications of the...
Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Image Description: Surrogate parents attending the birth of the child in the hospital with the gestational mother. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into focus the vulnerabilities of surrogates gestating...
Violence Against Women: Before and After the Taliban

Violence Against Women: Before and After the Taliban

Image description: An Afghani woman teaching a classroom of girls. Violence against women (VAW) is a global epidemic that affects all nationalities. VAW and long-term deprivation of human rights and...
Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part Two

Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part Two

Image description: Vladimir Putin behind a desk with a Russian flag in the background As outlined in part one, there is near universal agreement that Putin has committed a crime...

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