Human Rights Law

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


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

Director-General Condemns Murder Of Media Workers, Castillo Cifuentes And León Miranda, In Guatemala

07 February 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today called on the authorities to investigate the killings of journalists, Luis Alfredo de León Miranda and Laurent Ángel Castillo Cifuentes, whose bodies were found in Mazat...Read More

Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Starts Infringement Proceedings in Mammadov v. Azerbaijan: A Victory for the International Rule of Law?

On 5 December 2017 it finally happened: the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (‘the Committee’) launched for the first time ever in the history of the European Convention of Human Rights (‘ECHR’) infringement proceedings for n...Read More

Announcements: Associate Professor Oxford; CfP Ensuring and Balancing the Rights of Defendants and Victims; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Third World Approaches to International Law; CfP Postgraduate ADR Conference 2018; CfP Human Rights Inside and Outside

1. The Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and St Peter’s College, Oxford seeks to appoint an Associate Professor of Public International Law with effect from the start of the academic year 2018-19. Associate Professor is the main academic...Read More


Adopts Concluding Observations on Reports of Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Palau, Panama, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain and Sri Lanka 2 February 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child this afternoon concluded its seventy-seventh ...Read More