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  • 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 […]

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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: Middle East

    Linsi The citizens of Saudi Arabia were promised various reforms by the Late King Abdullah but the authorities continue to violate the rights of Saudi women, girls and foreign workers. Courts convicted human rights defenders and others for peaceful expression or assembly demanding political and human rights reforms. Women have absolutely no rights in Saudi […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]