Conflict and Human Rights

Al Mahdi convicted of crimes against culture

Al Mahdi convicted of crimes against culture

In the first case to prosecute crimes against culture as war crimes, the Trial Chamber of the International ...
The Cyprus Problem and EU Law: Ships Passing in the Night?

The Cyprus Problem and EU Law: Ships Passing in the Night?

Stripped to its core, the Cyprus Problem pertains to the illegal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkish ...
Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

The act of peacemaking may be viewed as the promise of a new beginning. It is latent within the sui generis legal ...
Joint Committee on Human Rights Calls on UK Government to Justify ‘Presumption to Derogate’

Joint Committee on Human Rights Calls on UK Government to Justify ‘Presumption to Derogate’

The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has written to the Secretary of State for Defence, ...
Analysing Proposals for a ‘Presumption to Derogate’ from Human Rights Laws in Armed Conflicts

Analysing Proposals for a ‘Presumption to Derogate’ from Human Rights Laws in Armed Conflicts

On 4 October 2016, The Guardian reported that the UK Government will introduce plans to suspend the application of ...
Children’s Visibility in Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite Campaign: In Everyone’s Interest but Children’s

Children’s Visibility in Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite Campaign: In Everyone’s Interest but Children’s

Colombia is at a critical transitional moment. Today, Colombians will be called to vote on whether they support ...
Crimes Against Culture

Crimes Against Culture

A landmark case for international law is currently before the International Criminal Court (ICC), where the ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...

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