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It's tougher to break social taboos than you think: even racist attitudes are learned young

 Leiden University Professor Judi Mesman
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 06:57

Professor Judi Mesman's research at Leiden University challenges the idea that “children don’t see race” and has big implications for those who are trying to challenge prejudice and break social taboos.

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On growing up with albinism in Africa: "I didn’t want to be seen as nonhuman"

Jane Waithera, an advocate for the rights of people with albinism
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:19

Jane Waithera is an advocate for the rights of people with albinism. At a recent Hague Talks themed on “How do we break social taboos” Waithera told a packed audience how, right from her birth, the society she was born into made her feel like she didn’t belong.

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NGO expertise helps document rape during war

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:22

By Justice Hub 

The conflicts in Iraq and Syria have resulted in countless atrocities being committed against innocent civilians. Women and girls have borne the brunt of these crimes, particularly those of a sexual nature. ISIS, the extremist group also known by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is responsible for many of these crimes. The group has been especially ruthless in its targeting of...

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What does inclusive justice mean?

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 09:12

We sounded out American human rights advocate Christina Moreno on her interpretation of inclusive justice.

"Inclusive justice means that everybody - regardless of skin colour, religion, national origin - should be offered the same opportunity as everyone else," she said.

You can watch Christina Moreno's full talk at Hague Talks below:

 

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"One law for everybody"

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 08:20

Journalist Nazeeha Saeed was tortured for 13 hours in Bahrain for reporting on the death of an innocent man at the hands of the police.

Here she explains her views on inclusive justice: "I believe that justice should be inclusive. One law for everybody.”

You can watch Nazeeha Saeed's full talk at Hague Talks below:

 

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What Africans think about the current international justice system

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 07:40

Zimbabwean researcher Ruth Murambadoro firmly believes that justice is best applied when it has a local flavour. 

“I feel our [current] justice system fails us. It only attends to my physical wound and not the psychological and spiritual wound. So I consider the current justice systems to be failing to appease the spirit.”

You can watch Ruth Murambadoro's full talk at Hague Talks below:
 
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On genocide: Just saying “no more” is not enough

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:40

By Justice Hub

Chaim Litewski’s parents experienced the horrors of Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Because of this, as Litewski told a packed audience at a recent HAGUE TALKS, his parents always had a healthy suspicion of “government, politicians and diplomats.”

“They really thought the world had failed them which it did,” said Litewski.

Fast forward to the 1990s and Litewski is working with the United Nations (UN...

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Victims of the Russo-Georgian War want to see high-level perpetrators punished

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:40

Nika Jeiranashvili of the Open Society Georgia Foundation recently sat down for an interview with Justice Hub’s Janet Anderson in The Hague to talk about, among other things, why the ICC’s investigation into Georgian situation is special: “It represents the first time that the ICC has stepped outside Africa or that it will be the first time that the court will deal with an international conflict,” he said. This piece is a write-up of their conversation and is published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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Jimena Reyes of FIDH: If the ICC wants to keep its legitimacy it has to open a preliminary examination in Mexico

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 09:40

What to do about a country that has experienced 200,000 murders and 32,000 disappearances over the last 10 years? According to a new report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), together with several Mexican human rights organisations, murders and disappearances within the northern state of Coahuila de Zaragoza are not "solely attributable to drug cartels". Rather state authorities have "committed crimes against humanity in undeniable collusion with the Zetas cartel", And, later, the NGOs say, "state authorities responsible for law enforcement directly committed crimes against humanity through their Special Forces". Presenting the report in The Hague, FIDH - with signatures from about 100 Mexican NGOs, urged the prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary examination.

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ICJ Media Review: Accusations made about access to medical examination for Mladic ahead of Judgment

Ratko Mladic
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:19

In this week's review, news about the appeal on the Im Chaem case at the ECCC, Mladic and ICTY medical care, Bashir’s travels, Libyan victims appealing to the ICC, the UN Human Rights Committee and North Korea and the ICC’s agreement on prison conditions

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