Conflict and Human Rights

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

On 19 November 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (‘the Court’) handed down a decision on gender-based ...
US Sanctions on North Korean Human Rights Violators: Exploring the Impact

US Sanctions on North Korean Human Rights Violators: Exploring the Impact

On July 6, the US State Department released its report on North Korean human rights violations pursuant to its ...
Prevention is Key to Ending State Conflict & Fragility

Prevention is Key to Ending State Conflict & Fragility

Conflict, violence and instability are troubling yet familiar phrases that continue to dominate media headlines. At
Human Rights Protections in Northern Ireland: How to Make the Best Out of a Bad Situation

Human Rights Protections in Northern Ireland: How to Make the Best Out of a Bad Situation

Recent political developments give reason to be disheartened about the future protection and safeguarding of rights
Rodrigo Duterte – the Philippines’s Human Rights Wild Card

Rodrigo Duterte – the Philippines’s Human Rights Wild Card

On 9th of May, Rodrigo Duterte, a long-time mayor of Davao City in the Southern island of Mindanao, was elected the
The 9 Point Agreement and the Fate of the Transitional Justice System in Nepal

The 9 Point Agreement and the Fate of the Transitional Justice System in Nepal

For more than a decade, Nepal had undergone a conflict between the security forces and the Maoist political ...
The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

UN peace operations have reached unprecedented levels of cost, complexity and risk – and its operational focus is ...
The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part II

The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part II

In Part I, we looked at how the UK’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia underpins its half-hearted approach ...
Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

On 8 April 2016, the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) released its long-awaited opinion in the case of N.M & ...
The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a historic moment. Following a long struggle spanning over a decade, a Bill on the ...
Amnesty Law in Venezuela

Amnesty Law in Venezuela

Venezuela’s recently elected National Assembly is currently debating the approval of an amnesty law. Aside from the
Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

2015 faded into the new year with a glimmer of hope for the people of Syria. A hope propelled by renewed ...

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