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Lise Smit

Biography Lise Smit is Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, and joined BIICL in March 2015. She conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence and other aspects of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Prior to joining the Institute, Lise was a practicing advocate at the Cape Town Bar in South Africa. She has worked on business and human rights issues for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the UN Global Compact Office.…

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Irene Pietropaoli

Biography Dr Irene Pietropaoli is a Research Leader in Business and Human Rights and joined BIICL in October 2018. She conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence, other aspects of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights, and legislation on modern slavery in supply chain. Irene is also leading BIICL's work on Artificial Intelligence  and its links with business and human rights. Prior to joining BIICL, Irene worked with international organisations…

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Lucy Moxham

Biography Lucy Moxham joined the Bingham Centre in January 2012 as a Research Fellow in the Rule of Law. She holds a MA Law Degree (first class honours) from the University of Cambridge and a BCL Master's Degree from the University of Oxford, where she focused on human rights law and international development. Lucy completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School and a two-year training contract at Clifford Chance LLP, including time on secondment to the human rights organisation…

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Noemi Magugliani

Biography Dr. Noemi Magugliani is a Research Fellow in Anti-trafficking Law and Policy at BIICL. Noemi holds a PhD in Law from the National University of Ireland Galway, where they conducted research that focussed on trafficked adult men, gendered constructions of vulnerability, and access to protection. Noemi also holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Policy from University College Cork and a BA in International Relations from the University of Milan. Beyond their work at the…

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Kristin Hausler

Biography Kristin Hausler is the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of the Centre for International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects advising governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Her most recent projects focused on cultural heritage and education, in particular…

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Jean-Pierre Gauci

Biography Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at BIICL. Recruited in 2014 as a research coordinator for the British Influences on International Law Project, his role was extended to that of research fellow in August 2015 and associate senior research fellow in 2017. Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in Law from King's College London with research that focused on trafficking based asylum claims. He also holds a Doctor of Laws…

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Rosana Garciandia

Biography Dr Rosana Garciandia is Research Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL. She conducts research on the international law response to human rights challenges, including labour exploitation and all contemporary forms of slavery. Her focus is on the responsibility of States and businesses, and on the potential of existing human rights mechanisms to protect victims from abuses. Rosana is also a Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King's College London. Prior…

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Berenika Drazewska

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Ivano Alogna

Biography Ivano Alogna is Arthur Watts Research Fellow in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL. He is also PhD candidate at the Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in Paris. He has been appointed General Rapporteur of the Project "Global Pact for the Environment" (UN General Assembly resolutions 72/277 of 10.05.2018 and 73/333 of 5.09.2019, globalpactenvironment.org), coordinated by the French Constitutional Council and the Club des Juristes. He is member…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme focuses…

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Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law

EVENTS Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details The possibility to complain about the violation of human rights before a supra-national body is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights…

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State responsibility: Where are we and where to next?

EVENTS State responsibility: Where are we and where to next? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details It has been 20 years since the International Law Commission completed its work on state responsibility, culminating in the United Nations General Assembly deciding to take note of the…

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Annual Grotius Lecture 2021: What is to become of the UN Human Rights Treaty Body system?

EVENTS Annual Grotius Lecture 2021: What is to become of the UN Human Rights Treaty Body system? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The UN human rights treaty system has grown piecemeal over many years. For over 20 years it has been the focus of many 'reform' or 'strengthening' processes,…

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HRDD Forum: Covid-19 and Value Chains: Three recent studies

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Covid-19 and Value Chains: Three recent studies Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details At this thematic session, speakers will present their recent findings on the impact of Covid-19 in value chains, all the way from the agricultural fields, through the garment supply…

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The Non-Punishment Principle in Trafficking In Persons

BIICL is delighted to be working with the International Bar Association (IBA) on a new research project on the application of the non-punishment principle in law and practice across different jurisdictions.  The overall goal of the project is to provide concrete recommendations towards improving the legislative provision and practical implementation of the non-punishment principle. The project will also develop a pilot multi-disciplinary program to build the capacity of lawyers…

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Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law

EVENTS Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The possibility to complain about the violation of human rights before a supra-national body is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights law. Beyond…

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Inclusivity and the law: do we need to prohibit class discrimination?

Abstract   This article argues that national, regional and international human rights and equality laws have proven insufficient protection against discrimination on the basis of class, birth and social origin. It demonstrates that class is still an important area of discrimination, but that class remains largely invisible to law. It provides evidence that class discrimination is no more difficult to define than disability, gender, and age and the other forms of prohibited discriminations.…

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Human Rights Responsibilities of Multi-National Enterprises Working in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Cuba

Companies, including foreign companies, operating in the tourism and hospitality sector in Cuba have the responsibility to respect the human rights of workers. This includes the duty to set up policies and due diligence processes to assess the risk of labour exploitation in their supply chains, to identify exploitation cases, and to take steps to ensure access to remedy for those workers whose rights may have been abused. States where those companies are domiciled also have obligations…

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When Private Vessels Rescue Migrants and Refugees

Policy Notes Theme 6: Advocating for improved protection responses  When Private Vessels Rescue Migrants and Refugees A Roadmap for Advocacy, Policy Development, and Programming Protection in Mixed Movements along the Central and Western Mediterranean Routes 2021 is an edited volume that presents key recommendations from more than 40 researchers, protection actors, policy-makers and people with a displacement experience from North, West, East and the Horn of Africa as well as Europe…

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International Criminal Responsibility: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

EVENTS International Criminal Responsibility: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details This webinar will focus on individual criminal responsibility in international law, including the interpretation of the intricacies of Article 25 of the…

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Class, Intersectionality, the Right to Housing and the Avoidable Tragedy of Grenfell

The avoidable tragedy of Grenfell Tower starkly raises the issues of class and intersectionality, an area which has, until now, received insufficient analysis. This chapter excavates, inter alia, three issues surrounding class, intersectionality and the Grenfell Tower tragedy: the nature of class as a concept; its implications in constituting a ground of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010; and its relationship with intersectionality. The reasons behind the insufficient attention…

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EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Conversation with European Commission Vice President Schinas

EVENTS EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Conversation with European Commission Vice President Schinas Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Image courtesy of European Parliament    Event Details This event will involve a conversation between Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European…

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Latest Developments in the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law

EVENTS Latest Developments in the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The question of whether and to what extent human rights obligations apply extraterritorially, notably in situations of armed conflict, continues to be hugely contested.…

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Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Hosted by the Verfassungsblog and supported by Democracy Reporting International, RECONNECT and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law  Event Details One year on how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the law and the way…

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Civil Remedies and Human Rights in Flux

On 22-26 October 2020, the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford) hosted an online roundtable to discuss challenges and opportunities for using civil claims against state and non-state actors as a mechanism for human rights accountability ("Roundtable"). This Roundtable was part of the research project funded by the Oak Foundation to conduct a comparative study of civil liability for human rights violations across several jurisdictions in the Global…

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Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law

EVENTS Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law: Do We Need to Prohibit Class Discrimination? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This year, the Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture will celebrate Human Rights Day by highlighting the key cross-cutting human right:…

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National implementation of human rights: Global survey of State implementation systems and processes

New study into implementation of human rights commitments It was announced today that The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, at BIICL, the Universal Rights Group, the University of Bristol and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are starting a new project to conduct, for the first time, a global survey to understand the systems and processes that States have put in place to implement their international human rights commitments. The project will focus on decisions and recommendations emanating…

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Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?

On the 20th of November 2020, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) hosted a webinar titled: 'Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?'. Chaired by Shehzad Charania MBE, the webinar examined the Independent Expert Review (IER) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a review which had been commissioned by the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and which submitted its report on the 30th of September 2020. The overall mandate…

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Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?

EVENTS Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 30 September 2020, the Independent Expert Review (IER) of the International Criminal Court submitted its final report assessing the work of the Court, a review which had…

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Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy

EVENTS Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event partners      Event Details Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the Institute of Small and Micro States(ISMS), and BIICL will host a two-day conference on human rights as…

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The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration?

WEBINAR The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with  Event Details This webinar is being held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human…

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Trade, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence: Exporting British Values?

EVENTS Trade, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence: Exporting British Values? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in conjunction with  Event details The UK industrial strategy sets out grand challenges to put UK business at the forefront of the industries of the future. It has set Artificial Intelligence…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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Peace Day 2020 Live Global Digital Experience

ONLINE   Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Supported by The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Event Details This full-day online experience celebrating peace will be a global event, bringing together artists, thought leaders and international speakers.…

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Protecting Education in Conflict

EVENTS Protecting Education in Conflict Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Education is not only an important end in itself; it enables access to other human rights, to meaningful participation in society, and to the promotion of universal respect for the dignity of all. This is…

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Toppled Statues and Monuments: Perspectives on the Global Movement Confronting Heritage

EVENTS: Toppled Statues and Monuments: Perspectives on the Global Movement Confronting Heritage Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Watch the recording  Toppled Statues and Monuments: Perspectives on the Global Movement Confronting Heritage Event Details On the 7th of June 2020, the statue of Edward Colston,…

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Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next?

WEBINAR Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location   140720 recording of Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next? Event Details COVID-19 has impacted all areas of life and human trafficking is no exception. Early research and data indicate that COVID has a strong…

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The Ratline: on international crimes and justice

WEBINAR The Ratline: on international crimes and justice  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar  Recording: The Ratline: on international crimes and justice     Event Details Rebecca Abrams talks to Philippe Sands, author of The Ratline With the publication of Philippe…

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European Parliament in-depth analysis on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation

This In-Depth Analysis on "Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation", authored by Bert Keirsbilck, Evelyne Terryn, Anaïs Michel (KU Leuven) and Ivano Alogna (BIICL), was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), in order to provide the Members of the European Parliament with evidence and recommendations for the own-initiative report entitled "Towards a more sustainable…

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Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East

EVENTS Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by          Event Details The 4th Annual International Conference of the Asian Yearbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, jointly organised by the British Institute for International and Comparative…

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New Publication: Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook. The publication is the result of the collaborative project between BIICL and Education Above All Foundation (EAA) through its Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC)   programme. The second edition, fully updated with the recent legal developments and relevant case-law, provides a comprehensive overview of current…

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Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (Second Edition).

Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (Second Edition).  This Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to the relevant provisions of international law that protect education in situations of insecurity and armed conflict. Published in January 2020 this is the Second Edition of the Handbook, with the first one having been published in 2012. The Handbook was authored by BIICL, in cooperation with Protect Education in Insecurity…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (November 2019)

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.…

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Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts

BIICL is delighted to be undertaking a large scale project on determinants of anti-trafficking policies around the world. The overall goal of the project is to improve national governments' anti-trafficking efforts.  It will assess the links and sequencing of specific factors that have yielded improved political will and capacity in national governments to address trafficking in persons and which have led to sustained and comprehensive anti-trafficking efforts. Through a multi-pronged…

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The EU Engagement in International Migration Policies

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM): The EU Engagement in International Migration Policies' Book chapter in R Wessel and J Odermatt, Research Handbook on the European Union and International Organizations (Edgar Elgar 2019) Over the years, the European Union has developed relationships with other international institutions, mainly as a result of its increasingly active role as a global actor and the transfer of competences…

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Prime Minister announces new Modern Slavery Centre to be led by the Bingham Centre

Prime Minister announces new Modern Slavery Centre to be led by the Bingham Centre The Prime Minister has today announced the investment of £10 million of public funding from UK Research and Innovation's Strategic Priorities Fund to create an ambitious new Policy and Evidence Centre on Modern Slavery and Human Rights. The Centre's job will be to bring about a step change in our understanding of modern slavery and to transform the effectiveness of the legal and policy framework which is designed…

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Annual Grotius Lecture 2019

Time: 17.30-19.00 (registration from 17.00) Event followed by a drinks reception Venue: Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 78AH. Sponsored by: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 2019 marks centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time. It is, therefore, fitting that this year's lecture is entitled "Women's Rights Worldwide" and will be delivered by Baroness Hale of Richmond, the current - and first woman…

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Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law invite submissions

Today BIICL announces a call for submissions to the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL) volume V to be published in 2021 on the subject of Culture and Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Middle East, addressing culture and cultural heritage in times of peace and armed conflicts in the region. The authors of papers being included in the yearbook will be invited to be present their paper at the 2020 conference to be held on 14th February 2020. More details about the conference…

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Media Professionals and International Humanitarian Law

In November 2018 the British Red Cross launched the field guide and handbook Media Professionals and Armed Conflict: Protection and Responsibilities Under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) these publications will provide information to members of the media about their legal position under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The handbook and field guide were the result of a project begun in September 2012, by BIICL and commissioned by the British Red Cross, undertaking research into…

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Media Professionals and Armed Conflict Handbook and Field Guide

In November 2018 the British Red Cross launched the field guide and handbook Media Professionals and Armed Conflict: Protection and Responsibilities Under International Humanitarian Law (IHL)  These publications provide information to members of the media about their legal position under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The handbook and field guide were the result of a project begun in September 2012, by BIICL and commissioned by the British Red Cross, undertaking research into…

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Culture under fire: armed non-state actors and cultural heritage in wartime

Culture under fire: armed non-state actors and cultural heritage in wartime This report presents the findings of a pioneering, twoyear study conducted by Geneva Call on cultural heritage and armed non-State actors (ANSAs). It represents the most comprehensive research available on this topic to date. The report centres around three case studies—Iraq, Mali and Syria—and is based on information obtained through desk and field research, as well as interviews with leading specialized…

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Cultural Heritage and the Security Council: Why Resolution 2347 matters

Blog: Cultural Heritage and the Security Council: Why Resolution 2347 matters    This piece considers how the UN Security Council gradually established cultural heritage protection as a key element in the maintenance of international peace and security, including through its combat against terrorism financing. Considering the wider context of escalated attacks against cultural heritage in armed conflict, it analyses Resolution 2347 in parallel with other key documents adopted…

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Blog: Attacks on Schools: What about International Law?

On 30 July, a school operated by a UN agency in the Jabalia refugee camp, north of Gaza City, was shelled by the Israeli army, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 100.On 3 August, the Israeli army bombed another Gaza school run by the UN, this time in Rafah, where over 2,000 displaced Palestinians were sheltering. This attack reportedly killed at least 10 individuals. There have also been reports that Hamas has been storing weapons in schools. Can attacks on schools, teachers…

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Protecting Education

International Law Handbook In January 2020, BIICL published Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (Second Edition).This Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to the relevant provisions of international law that protect education in situations of insecurity and armed conflict. This is the Second Edition of the Handbook, with the first one having been published in 2012. The Handbook was authored by BIICL, in cooperation with Protect Education…

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Building Peace in Post-Conflict Situations

How can peace be effectively achieved after conflict? Experts from academia and practice explore in this book examples of post-conflict resolution and its history as well as issues pertaining to different mechanisms to achieve national reconciliation whether via courts, truth and reconciliation commissions and international prosecution. In the first section of this book, 'beyond the courts' mechanisms are analysed: apologies, truth and reconciliation commissions, and amnesties. The case studies…

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Criminal Law & the Rights of the Child in Muslim States

Authors: Nisrine Abiad and Farkhanda Mansoor Published: 2010 ISBN: 978-1-905221-45-5 Cover: Paperback Pages: 385 Through analysis of legislative and judicial actions in a selection of Muslim and non-Muslim States in relation to the rights of the child in criminal matters, this study aims to identify possible harmonization between the obligations of the international human rights law (e.g. the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and the criminal justice systems within each State, particularly…

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Constitutional Human Rights in Commonwealth

Editors: Michael Anderson and Matthew Happold Published: January 2003 ISBN-10: 0-903067-91-9 Cover: Paperback Pages: 256 Nearly one third of humanity, or 1,900 million people, reside in the 54 states of the Commonwealth. Whether the individual members of this huge population, living in diverse economic and cultural circumstances, are able to conduct fulfilling lives free from oppression depends in no small part upon the systems for protecting human rights in those jurisdictions. While the record…

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Aspects Incorporating ECHR into Domestic Law

Published: January 1993 ISBN-10: 0-903067-38-2 Cover: Paperback Pages: 125 The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was signed in 1950 and came into force in 1953. It is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948. The Convention was prepared by the Council of Europe: its aim was, and remains, to protect and enforce the human rights upon which depend the fundamental freedoms "which are…

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