Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:06
By Rodwan Abouharb
It seems the global campaign to protect human rights has had an unexpected side-effect: governments are changing their preferred methods of getting rid of political opponents.
Fear of scrutiny has prompted governments to switch from brazenly killing their opponents to forcing them to “disappear” – leaving their fate unclear, and helping leaders avoid accountability for their actions. The majority of disappearance cases go unsolved – in the absence of a body, forensic evidence or even...
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 20:54
Pilirani Khoza, a Malawian delegate at the African Union - European Union Summit in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire , told Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Halbe Zijlstra her views on what young people in Africa need.
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 09:37
When there is an atrocity committed in a far-flung part of the world and experts are needed to investigate it, Justice Rapid Response (JRR) has the capacity to quickly assemble a team to collect and preserve evidence for use in future legal action against the perpetrator(s). In an interview with Justice Hub, JRR’s Executive Director Andras Vamos-Goldman told us “The 21st century works very differently. It requires a much faster reaction time because everything is faster in the 21st century so we are there to try to make the work of institutions including the work the ICC, the UN, and regional bodies faster. Not just faster but also more cost-effective.”
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:57
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.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 01:23
Mexican human rights activist Graciela Pérez Rodriguez has been awarded the 2017 Human Rights Tulip by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The prize recognizes and encourages individuals or organisations anywhere in the world who are using innovative ways to advance the course of justice. Justice Hub’s Janet Anderson caught up with Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra moments after he officially handed over the award.
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 18:01
Whether on social media, television, newspapers or radio, we are confronted every day with statistics of people who have died in a horrifying way in some part of the world. But many of us don’t really process what these deaths mean because they are often presented as cold statistics. Designer Daan Wubben, the subject of the latest #MyJustice piece on our website, has come up with an idea on how to inspire empathy in all of us.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 16:04
A series from Justice Hub: personal stories related to international justice and The Hague.