My Justice

My Justice highlights the stories of individuals who work in the field of international justice or who have been affected by it and asks what does justice mean to them. 

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"One law for everybody"

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 18:57

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 does inclusive justice mean?

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 15:57

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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What Africans think about the current international justice system

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:57

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 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
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.

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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
Monday, December 18, 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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Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister: With little steps we try to improve human rights all over the world

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.

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NGO expertise helps document rape during war

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 06:57

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 03:57

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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Bertha von Suttner: The inspiration behind the Nobel Peace Prize is getting her due

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:16

Why is it that women's voices appear so rarely when discussing the history of peace movements and international law? One academic is championing efforts to celebrate the extraordinary life of a giant of the peace movements of more than 100 years ago - Bertha von Suttner. . She was not only the first woman to be solely awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, she’s also widely credited for inspiring Alfred Nobel to include a prize for champions of peace among the prizes provided for in his will. A lifelong pacifist, Bertha also wrote several books that championed the cause of peace activists worldwide. At a time when women were expected to be seen and not heard, Bertha was recognised as an outspoken leader in the peace movement. Yet, despite her gender-defying achievements and intellectual contributions, Bertha has been given short shrift in the tellings of history.

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