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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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ICJ Media Review: Dutchman to be tried in the Netherlands for war crimes during Ethiopian war

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 00:34

In this week's review, news about the deliberate famine as a war crime, Int’l Law Commission, war crimes trial in NL for Ethiopian war, ICC asset recovery conference, Sri Lankan transitional justice, finding on Liberian war crimes in the US and MICT project on DU video calls

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An Emerging Framework for All of Africa: The Right to a Fair Trial at The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Fair Trial Rights

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 14:48

At the end of last month,, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) handed down an unprecedented ten decisions. These decisions, made up of judgements, requests for advisory opinions and applications for interpretation of past judgements each all deserve to be examined in detail. This article by Oliver Windridge does just that.

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ICJ Media Review: Rights groups warn of crimes against Rohingya women and children

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 15:58

In this week's review, news about Mladic and Serbia’s support of provisional release, crimes against Rohingya Muslims and UN Committees and a Peoples’ Tribunal judgment, and domestic trials on Syria crimes

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ICJ Media Review: UN human rights chief calls for probe into possible abuses by Venezuelan security forces

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 15:48

In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecution and Al-Werfalli, observations on reducing Lubanga’s sentence, UK police to probe UAE torture, Venezuela human rights, and Australian to investigate armed forces for war crimes

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Tunisia’s declaration for direct access to the African Court is an important step for dual African Union and Arab League nations

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:04

Tunisia’s declaration marks an important step forward for a group of states which, although benefiting from membership of both the African Union and Arab League, have provided very limited access for individuals and NGOs to either the African human rights system or Arab human rights system. Even with their dual status as members of both the union and league, the benefits of membership of both human rights systems for Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, the Union of the Comoros and Djibouti have been left largely unavailable and unrealised.

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WEEK 16 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about Uganda’s search for Kony, Argentina signing an enforcement agreement with the ICC, mass graves found in DRC, Ntaganda decision on prior recorded testimony, Tunisia’s acceptance of direct access to the African Court, Holocaust files opened to the public, the ICJ’s provisional measures in Ukraine v. Russia, and more

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Martin Gramatikov talks about human rights and justice

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:22

Bulgarian long-distance walking champion turned Justice Innovator: Martin Gramatikov at HiiL Innovating Justice tells the story of how human rights and justice became an integral part of his life.

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Lawyer Gulden Sonmez on the ICC's decision not to pursue the Mavi Marmara case

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:31

Gulden Sonmez was a passenger on the Mavi Marmara, part of the humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza in 2010. She was in The Hague for the presentation of the request for review of the ICC prosecutor’s decision not to go ahead with an investigation into to the Israeli attack on the flotilla.

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emine ates

to claim Israel is a democratic state is the most far-fetched thing from the truth when you look at what's happening in Gaza. This ship was not armed and all-world including Israeli government very much knew about its humanistic intentions.Blaming Hamas for blockage has always been used as a cheap excuse to remove Palestinian people from their basic rights to survive.What Israel really wants is to increase the tension and grief so Hamas will have more support from Palestinians and they will use it as an excuse to continue killing civilians and removing them from their homes.

Not long ago there was an earthquake in eastern Turkey where the Kurdish terrorists known to be very strong and effective amongst people.Although there were clear evidences that a lot of aid from Turkish government were stolen and used by those terrorists Turkish government didn't leave those people in that desperate situation.I believe international community has a lot to learn from Turkish people about human rights. But unfortunately good and just people have the weakest voice in the world today.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 04:47
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Some Human Rights lawyers are very unrealistic. They see international law from their pinky perspective. I am not defending Israel. Those activists were aware of the ongoing armed conflict between Hamas the terrorist organization and the state of Israel. Israel has the absolute right to defend its civilians from the Hamas rackets which target Israeli towns and villages indiscriminately. Is it not 'illegal' to besiege a terrorist organization having control on civilians and using them as human shields.

The people of Ghaza have 'democratically' chosen Hamas to represent them, and here is the legal and moral dilemma not only for Israeli but for the entire international community! Even Egypt, other Arab states and the Palestinian authority in the West Bank consider Hamas as a ruthless outlwaed terrorist organization having a de facto military control on the civilians of Ghaza. However, Rome Statute is very clear, and I personally agree with the OTP decision as the incident does not qualify the requirement gravity. Israel is a democratic state and has an independent legal system, I'd recommend this Turkish lawyer to go to the Israeli courts to claim reparation instead of wasting the time of the ICC and the time of the international community.

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 13:47
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Dutch Human Rights Ambassador Kees van Baar on justice

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 14:51

Kees van Baar was appointed the Dutch Human Rights ambassador in 2014. He previously spent time as the Dutch Ambassador in South Sudan, being part of the team that set up the embassy in the then newly-established country. He shared his thoughts on Human Rights, what justice is to him and the ongoing situation in South Sudan with Justice Hub.

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Dmitry

http://breakingrights.com/

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 23:42
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Nikos Pocock

Your principals and great ideas is what I live for and hope the world sees your great philosophical ideas and enact upon change! Thank you for being a great ambassador to humanity and their rights.

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 09:17
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