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Implementing International Human Rights Standards to Ensure Food Sustainability

3 December 2018

Our new Research Brief Human Rights and Food Sustainability identifies a number of international human rights standards that should be taken into account by law and policy makers when developing normative and policy frameworks governing food systems.

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Consultation on business in conflict and post-conflict settings News

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings

3 December 2018

We co-organized on 29 November 2018 with the BCHR-network a consultation for the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Business and Human Rights to inform their new project on business in conflict and post-conflict settings.

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Workshop in Kiev on disability and armed conflict News

Disability and Armed Conflict in Ukraine: Training Local and Humanitarian Actors

3 December 2018

Our Senior Researcher Alice Priddy led last week a workshop in Kiev – in partnership with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Global Protection Cluster in Ukraine – on the protection of persons with disabilities living in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk.

 

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Briefing for states at the Geneva Academy News

A Fruitful Discussion with States on the Future of United Nations Treaty Bodies

29 November 2018

Around 60 diplomats participated in the briefing which addressed the upcoming review at the General Assembly and the outcomes of our Oslo Conference, co-organized with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, on the meaning of this review for national stakeholders.

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Map of the RULAC online portal with the pop-up window of the non-international armed conflict in Thailand News

Southern Thailand: A Non-International Armed Conflict between the Thai Military and Armed Groups Seeking Independence

29 November 2018

Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of the non-international armed conflict in Southern Thailand between, on the one hand, the Government of Thailand and, on the other, the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Coordinate and associated groups.

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A class of the MAS in Transitional Justice News

A Tailor-Made Curriculum for Students of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

27 November 2018

Besides an in-depth study of various areas related to transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law, three different tracks – Thematic Focus, Clinical Work or Academic Research – allow students to pursue their particular interests.

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Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification

27 November 2018

This War Report article presents an overview of the situation in Crimea, including the peninsula’s history, the 2014 annexation by Russia, the main actors involved – the Russian Federation Forces, the Ukrainian Forces and the Self-Defence Crimean Forces – and recent developments in 2018.

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Map of the RULAC online portal with the pop-up window of the non-international armed conflicts in Myanmar News

RULAC: Armed Violence in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine States Amounts to Non-International Armed Conflicts

22 November 2018

Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of the multiple non-international armed conflicts that are taking place in Myanmar between the Myanmar Armed Forces and several Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs), as well as between various EAOs.

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Workshop in the oPt on disability in armed conflict News

Addressing the Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Gaza and the West Bank

20 November 2018

Our Senior Researcher Alice Priddy led last week a series of workshops in Gaza and the occupied West Bank concerning the protection of persons with disabilities living in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Applications for our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights are Open!

19 November 2018

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today. Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year are open!

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