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  • Hello again!

    Hello and welcome to the Jus Humanis blog revival. A few weeks ago we introduced ourselves on our social media platforms. We are quite a diverse team: we span four continents and we have very different backgrounds and interests, but we are united by a passion for Human Rights and our curiosity to explore this vast […]

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  • The making of inequalities through institutional action: the case of the New York City child welfare system

    Viola Castellano, PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Bologna   This article is based on my research about representations of inequalities in the New York City child welfare system, which I carried out from 2011 to 2014. The child welfare system indicates the institutional arena developed to protect the well being of children subjected to […]

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  • Upcoming events: November, December 2015

    We are happy to invite you to upcoming Jus Humanis Events: November 2015: Winter Forum 2015 (November 26-27), together with Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Thursday 26 November 2015. Winter Forum 2015 public lecture on the topic: Command Responsibility, Cyber Crime and Human Rights Violations.  Guest lecturer Elies van Sliedregt. We are looking forward to seeing […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Monthly roundup: Asia and the Americas

    Yến Nguyễn Asia Domestic servant abuse has become a pressing issue in Hong Kong after a woman is found guilty of abusing and torturing her Indonesian maid. As reported, there are approximately 300,000 domestic servants from many parts of Asia working in Hong Kong, many of whom are victims of human trafficking and domestic violence […]