International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

The International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition is now open for paper submissions.  The topic of the 2015 competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.”

The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian…

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Cambodia – UN Reports New NGO Law Falls Significantly Short of International Human Rights Standards


Photo of Cambodian activists via Flickr user Freedom House, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
On July 24, 2015, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a statement expressing grave concern over a new law ratified by the…

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Morality, Marriage, and Morocco: The Criminalization of Extra-Marital Relations in Rabat

Photo of Moroccan flags via Flickr user Melissa Youngern, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The sultry storylines of worldwide soap operas and movies often tell torrid tales of men and women moonlighting outside of their relationships. While much of s…

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Mandela Rules Create New Standards for International Treatment of Prisoners

Photo of Robben Island Prison via Flickr user David Rosen, licensed under CC BY 2.0.
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowes…

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Week in Review [August 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

A vessel carrying close to 700 migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe has capsized. Rescue efforts are ongoing, and so far 400 migrants have been rescued, with 25 confirmed dead.

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Week in Review [July 25, 2015 - July 31, 2015]

Here are this week’s top human rights issues:

Africa

A Libyan court sentenced Gaddafi’s son to death over war crimes committed during the 2011 revolution. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is currently held by a former rebel group that refuses to hand …

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