Monthly Roundup: Europe

Barbara Alejarra   One week after the death of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean, EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss measures. Among the decisions taken during the summit, the heads of government agreed on increasing the budget for surveillance programme along Greek, Italian and Maltese seaboards. http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21649712-emergency-meeting-brussels-produces-inadequate-plan-save-migrants-do-not-send-me-your During May Day, Turkish protesters were […]

Monthly Roundup: Middle East and Africa

Middle East Linsi   Iran Tehran University Professor Sadek Zibakalam’s letter to Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ms. Marzieh Afkham for her statements made on the latest report of UN Special Rapporteur regarding human rights situation in Iran. http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2015/04/sadegh-zibakalam-3/   Iraq The United Nations detailed report made jointly by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) […]

Mounthly Roundup: Asia and the Americas

Yến Nguyễn   Asia   The shocking interview of one of the Delhi bus rapists revealed the perspective from some parts of Indian society towards the role of women and the limitation on their freedom http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/delhi-bus-rapist-blames-dead-victim-for-attack-because-girls-are-responsible-for-rape-10079894.html   Marital rape in India – the silent crime which never been charged. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/05/asia/marital-rape-india/index.html   Lee Kuan Yew, the […]

Monthly Roundup: Europe

Barbara Alejarra “Make it happen” was the theme chosen for 2015 international women’s day. The campaign was aimed at supporting actions that tackle the difficulties that still exit concerning women’s rights. According to the statistics, 30% of women in the United Kingdom suffered some kind of violence by their partners. Moreover, 500 episodes of female […]

The Problem of Self-Representation before the International Criminal Tribunal

Nikola Hajdin   At the beginning of the new millennium, two cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) — namely, Milosević and Šešelj — sparked an outburst of scholarly comment regarding the right to self-representation in the realm of international criminal law. The right that serves as an instrument of a […]

International Women’s Day: A talk on Human Rights and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

To mark International Women’s Day, Jus Humanis is delighted to announce that Dr Christine Byron has agreed to give a talk on the use and impact of sexual violence during armed conflict. Dr Byron is a guest scholar at RWI and a lecturer in International Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law at […]

Monthly Roundup: Africa

Tariq Desai   President Hifikepunye Pohamba, the outgoing president of Namibia, has won the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership. The prize is given each year to an elected African leader who demonstrated good governance, raised living standards and left office. Mr Pohamba will receive $5m as a result. It is only the third time […]

Monthly Roundup: Europe

Bárbara Alejarra   –          On the 3rd of February, the International Court of Justice – ICJ – decided the case of Croatia v. Serbia, regarding the allegation of genocide during Croatian war of Secession. In 1999, Croatia filed a case before the ICJ to claim for compensation for the damage caused by the targeting of […]