Human Rights Law

CEDAW DISCUSSES SITUATION OF WOMEN IN MALAYSIA, CHILE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND FIJI WITH CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with civil society representatives from Malaysia, Chile, Republic of Korea and Fiji, whose reports on the implementation of the Convention ...Read More

SIXTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN OPENS IN GENEVA

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning opened its sixty-ninth session, hearing a statement by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division at th...Read More

Je Suis Achbita!

Achbita, decided in March 2017 is not a run of the mill case. It raised what I think are hugely difficult conceptual legal issues. It also comes at a delicate moment in the social and political life of Europe, where the Court of Justice of ...Read More

UNODC Providing Integrated Support For Justice, Security In South Eastern Europe, Says Executive Director

Vienna, 16 February 2018 (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is advancing real-time, integrated cooperation to address justice and security challenges in South Eastern Europe, said UNODC Executive...Read More

EJIL: In This Issue

This issue presents a cornucopia of insights and perspectives on international law. It opens with a pair of articles that reflect EJIL’s long commitment to explore diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. First, Catherine O’Rourke...Read More

UNESCO Rolls Out First African MOOC On Freedom Of Expression And Safety Of Journalists

news_140218_mooc.jpg © UNESCO 14 February 2018 UNESCO and the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria recently rolled out the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on freedom of expression, access to information and safety o...Read More

TWENTIETH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO BE HELD IN GENEVA FROM 19 TO 23 FEBRUARY

15 February 2018 The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twentieth session from 19 to 23 February 2018 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber (Room XX) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. During the ses...Read More

Tackling Crime And Violent Extremism, UNODC And UNESCO Join Forces To Promote a Culture Of Lawfulness Through Education

Vienna, 13 February 2018 – UNODC and UNESCO announced today a new project focussed on educating youth on a culture of lawfulness to provide educational responses to meet some of the world’s most pressing rule of law challenges. The ‘Initiat...Read More

Environmental Damages, Environmental Reparations, and the Right to a Healthy Environment: The ICJ Compensation Judgment in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and the IACtHR Advisory Opinion on Marine Protection for the Greater Caribbean

On 2 February 2018, the International Court of Justice issued a landmark judgment on compensation for environmental damages in Certain Activities Carried Out By Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua), Compensation Owed by th...Read More

A Lot of Activity in the Inter-American Court

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has been very active recently: from hearing a major case on domestic violence; to issuing an advisory opinion on LGBT rights in which it ruled, inter alia (and contrary to the European Court) that th...Read More

Announcements: 2018 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; Multinational Indicted for Crimes in Syria; 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference; CfP International Law and National Security; CfP Economic Constitutionalism; AHRI 2018

1. 2018 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This annual Program, from May 29 – June 15 2018 offers 20 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Hu...Read More