Conflict and Human Rights

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...
Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part One

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

Image description: The exterior of the International Criminal Court Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and its ongoing use of force – is a textbook example of the crime of aggression....
Russian Aggression in Ukraine and The Right to Life at War

Russian Aggression in Ukraine and The Right to Life at War

Image description: Many soldiers with guns, and a Ukrainian flag in the background.   In times of war, especially distant war, human lives start being counted by the hundreds. People...
The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

Three years after the “Favela Nova Brasília” case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (‘IACtHR’) is hearing a second police violence case against Brazil, the “Castelinho”. The human rights violations...
Multinational Corporations Owe Responsibility Towards the Forced Labour of Uyghurs in China

Multinational Corporations Owe Responsibility Towards the Forced Labour of Uyghurs in China

US President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act which will ban goods wholly or partially produced in China’s Xinjiang province because of the ongoing...
Towards Non-Punishment and Anti-Trafficking Law Reform in Asia

Towards Non-Punishment and Anti-Trafficking Law Reform in Asia

The non-punishment principle (‘NPP’) refers to protecting victims of trafficking from detention, prosecution, and conviction for crimes they commit as a consequence of being trafficked. In the recent case of...

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