International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Manon ClayetteNina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy,  and Ayushi Kalyan 

International

At Security Council, UN chief calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities to prevent conflict, address root causes – UN News

New UN-backed action plan promotes hiring of refugees – UN News

UN High Commissioner Calls on World Bank to ‘Marry’ Rights and Development – Human Rights Watch

The Security Council and Climate Change – Too Hot to Handle? – EJIL: Talk!

 

Continue reading

Advertisements

A Bad Decision from GTMO: Why the Commission Lacks Jurisdiction over 9/11 Defendants

By Tara Van Ho

This week, US courts issued two important cases for international law, in the areas of business and human rights and the laws of armed conflict. First, the US Supreme Court’s Jesner v. Arab Bank decision foreclosed the use of the Alien Tort Statute to hold corporations accountable for their role in violations of human rights. Then, the US military commission at Guantanamo Bay found it had personal jurisdiction over the 9/11 defendant in US v Mohammad, et al. To do this, the commission had to determine an armed conflict existed between the US and Al Qaeda on 9/11.

Both cases significantly warped international law.

I’ll address both cases through a series of posts here, at Nadia Bernaz’s Rights as Usual, and on my own blog. In this post, I’ll address issues with the most significant decision of the Mohammad judgment: the finding of the commission that on 9/11 the US was engaged in an armed conflict.

Continue reading

International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir OzbekAgathe ArtusÖvünç GüneşFrancesca Fazio

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

Earth Day 2018: The shocking facts about the scale of plastic pollution choking our seas – The Telegraph

Global anxiety deepens over online data and privacy protection – UN News

Commonwealth Should Address LGBT Rights – Human Rights Watch

‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace – UN News

Global Citizen Polio Report: Commonwealth Leaders Come Through On Their Commitments – Global Citizen

Continue reading

International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Nina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Manon Clayette,  and Ayushi Kalyan 

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

International

This New Satellite Will Combat Climate Change From Space – Global Citizen

Global executions fall, but large numbers given death penalty for drugs – new report – Amnesty International News

Continue reading

International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Besir OzbekAgathe ArtusÖvünç GüneşFrancesca Fazio

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world.

International

World Autism Awareness Day: UN celebrates voice and visibility of women and girls with autism – UN News

People on Twitter Have Declared April 3rd #LoveAMuslimDay  – Global Citizen

UN chief honours enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King – UN News

Social Safety Nets Have Lifted 50 Million People Out Of Poverty – Global Citizen

Continue reading

International Human Rights News: Weekly Roundup

By Ayushi KalyanNina Giraudel, Sweekruthi Keshavamurthy, Manon Clayette

Each week students at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepare an overview of the past week’s human rights related news stories from around the world. 

International

Facebook privacy debate shows most countries not ready for digital economy – UN – UN News

China and Russia accused of waging ‘war on human rights’ at UN– The Guardian

UN Sec-Gen | New High Commissioner should be strong, capable, independent and deeply committed to human rights – International Service for Human Rights

Continue reading