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Losing an Enemy – Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy

“Losing an Enemy is a riveting account of the diplomacy behind Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, an issue that will continue to be at the forefront of American foreign policy as we enter the Trump era.” —Francis Fukuyama

Tuesday 20 June 2017

ICTJ Examines How Transitional Justice Must Adapt to Difficult Circumstances in Today’s World

A new book by ICTJ titled Justice Mosaics: How Context Shapes Transitional Justice in Fractured Societies, examines the challenges of responding to massive human rights violations in different and difficult circumstances.

Friday 9 June 2017

Over 300 writers join PEN International in launch of its global campaign for displaced writers

PEN Intl’s 3 year “Make Space” campaign launched 31 May 2017 backed by writers from PEN’s global membership, aims to create opportunities for writers having experienced forced displacement/ living in exile.Through publications, events, advocacy & projects.

Friday 2 June 2017

A Look at Deadly Afghan Insurgent Attacks in Recent Years

Afghan insurgents have stepped up their attacks since the drawdown of NATO troops from Afghanistan in 2014, devastating the capital of Kabul with increasingly deadly and brutal assaults and leaving Afghans feeling embattled and exhausted following 16 years of war.

Thursday 1 June 2017

IRAN: Briefing Note on the Repression of Trade Unionists

Repression and harassment of trade unionists and workers in Iran is part of a systematic denial of the most basic rights of workers , who are subjected to discriminatory and politically motivated laws and a judicial system that is set to silence independent labour movements and other dissidents.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace

Building on theoretical and analytical insights from the fields of conflict and peace studies, conflict resolution, and negotiation theory, the book develops a novel analytical framework to study the Court’s effects on peace, justice, and conflict processes.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Women Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan; Activist Toolkit

Dear Human Rights Defender, Amnesty International’s April 2015 Report, Their Lives on the Line: Women Human Rights Defenders Under Attack in Afghanistan, found that women human rights defenders who face mounting violence – including threats, […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

United Nations Basic Principles and Guidelines on the right of anyone deprived of their liberty to bring proceedings before a court

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 20/16, in which the Council requested the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to present to the Council before the end of 2015 Basic Principles and Guidelines on the right of anyone deprived of his or her liberty by arrest or detention to bring proceedings before a court in order that the court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his or her detention and order his or her release if the detention is not lawful.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Bomb to End All Bombings – If Only

When history looks back to this era, this will be a day to recall — that is if our lines to our future continue as now, without a sudden nuclear holocaust in between.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Human rights groups call for the opening of an ICC investigation into the situation in Afghanistan

FIDH, OPEN ASIA/ Armanshahr, Transitional Justice Coordination Group (Afghanistan), Center for Constitutional Rights (USA) request ICC Prosecutor to open investigation into the situation in Afghanistan.

Friday 14 April 2017