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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

OHCHR Press Conference

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Launch Of Year-long Campaign To Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

infocus_anniversary_udhr.jpg © UNESCO / Christelle Alix 12 December 2017 On 11 December 2017, Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General, launched a year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human R...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Human Rights Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 10 December 2017 Vienna, 10 December 2017 – The 10th December sees the beginning of yearlong celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). A decla...Read More

New EJIL: Live! Interview with Merris Amos on her Article “The Value of the European Court of Human Rights to the United Kingdom”

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Professor Merris Amos of Queen Mary University of London, whose article “The Value of the European Court of Human Rights to the United K...Read More

MYANMAR: UN EXPERTS REQUEST EXCEPTIONAL REPORT ON SITUATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS FROM NORTHERN RAKHINE STATE

28 November 2017 GENEVA, 28 November 2017 (Issued as received) – A group of UN experts tasked with monitoring a global treaty on discrimination against women has requested an exceptional report from the Government of Myanmar on the situatio...Read More

A Danish Crusade for the Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

Tomorrow (15 November) Denmark will take over the rotating chairmanship of the Council of Europe (CoE). The CoE was established in 1949 and has since adopted numerous treaties, including the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). ...Read More

New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 3) – Out Next Week

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published next week. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler – Editor in Chief of EJIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial o...Read More

UN REPORT ON LIBERATION OF MOSUL: ISIL MEMBERS SHOULD FACE “INTERNATIONAL CRIMES” CHARGES

2 November 2017 Arabic version GENEVA, 2 November 2017 (Issued as received) – A UN report concludes that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations that amount to “internati...Read More

LGBT PEOPLE SUFFERING “CRUCIBLE” OF RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, UN EXPERT WARNS

30 October 2017 NEW YORK, 27 October 2017 (Issued as received) – People around the world are suffering horrific violations of their human rights based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression an...Read More

UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE, INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION LAUNCH JOINT ACTION PLAN ON PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN THE AMERICAS

26 October 2017 La versión en español GENEVA, 26 October 2017 (Issued as received) – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the UN Human Rights Office have launched a new and deeper cooperation plan to address one of the ...Read More