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Oxford University Press launches the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

21/05/2017 – 1:00 pm |

Oxford University Press has recently launched the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL), a new addition to the Oxford Constitutional Law family.

Developed for use by constitutional lawyers, academics, and students;
Provides comprehensive analysis of constitutional law topics in a comparative context;
Linked to the constitutional texts so users can verify accuracy of commentary;
Built with accessibility in mind, with browsing by subject matter and simple search …

Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

15/05/2017 – 2:40 pm |

Edited by Colleen Rohan (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)) and Gentian Zyberi (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo). For a discount see the flyer Defence Perspectives on International Criminal Justice_Flyer.
Introduction
The edited volume ‘Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice’ is the first comprehensive book focusing on the multi-faceted role of the Defence in international criminal proceedings. This examination of the role …

Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

02/05/2017 – 2:15 pm |

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new paper on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law.
Here is the abstract:
Social Network Analysis has a growing influence on legal scholarship. By investigating social connections between individuals or institutions, hypotheses about their behavior can be raised and tested. One of the key debates in Social Network Analysis is whether interactions within the network can …

CfP: Special Issue on the Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law, Guest Editors: Steven Dewulf and Katharine Fortin

12/04/2017 – 4:57 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Special Issue on the Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law, Guest Editors: Steven Dewulf and Katharine Fortin

The theme of this special edition of the Journal of Human Rights and International Legal Discourse is the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law. This is a topic that has prompted considerable academic debate ever since the Geneva Conventions and Universal Declaration of Human rights were drafted in the late 1940s. In the early years, the debate centred on the question …

Launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ)

24/03/2017 – 10:29 am | Comments Off on Launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ)

Aims 
The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to announce the launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ), a peer-reviewed online publication serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentaries, and reports on recent developments pertaining to human rights and democratisation globally. The first issue is now available online at https://globalcampus.eiuc.org/human-rights-journal.
GCHRJ is edited by a team of three, led by Frans …

New issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights is out (Volume 35, Issue 1, 2017)

16/03/2017 – 6:49 pm | One Comment

* With thanks to Anne Christine Lie, managing editor of the NJHR.
Nordic Journal of Human Rights (2017) Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 1-84.
The Nordic Journal of Human Rights spring issue of 2017 features four research articles covering a wide range of human rights topics: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, tort law and human rights in business, the right to health care in …

New Publication: Jan Arno Hessbruegge, Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law, Oxford University Press (2017)

21/02/2017 – 10:57 am | Comments Off on New Publication: Jan Arno Hessbruegge, Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law, Oxford University Press (2017)

About the author
Dr. Jan Arno Hessbruegge works for the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is also a visiting professor for international law at the U.N.-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. In the course of his career, he has worked as a legal advisor in the Executive Office of the High Commissioner, with the U.N. Commissions of …

CALL FOR PAPERS: “THE ROLE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: JURISPRUDENCIAL ADVANCES AND NEW RESPONSES” Oslo, 15 May 2017

20/02/2017 – 2:26 pm | Comments Off on CALL FOR PAPERS: “THE ROLE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: JURISPRUDENCIAL ADVANCES AND NEW RESPONSES” Oslo, 15 May 2017

Aims
This workshop has three specific aims. Firstly, it focuses on the identification and discussion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) valuable contribution to the field of International Human Rights Law, particularly in connection to new issues reaching this judicial body. Secondly, aware of existence of negative reactions provoked by some IACtHR’s decisions in determined States, the workshop aims at identifying and analyzing specific …

Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

05/02/2017 – 4:28 pm | Comments Off on Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

* This post is based mainly on ICJ Press Releases No. 2017/2 (17 January 2017) and No. 2017/4 (1 February 2017).
In the late afternoon of 16 January 2017, Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999 and the International Convention on the Elimination of All …

Applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018

17/01/2017 – 10:50 am | Comments Off on Applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC http://www.eiuc.org) and 41 participating universities <http://eiuc.org/education/ema/universities/universities-and-directors.html>  from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018.
E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree …

A list of human rights textbooks: From 2014 onwards

22/12/2016 – 3:12 pm | Comments Off on A list of human rights textbooks: From 2014 onwards

 * By Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Here below follows a detailed list of human rights textbooks published since 2014. If you want to bring to the attention of our readers more titles (preferably not older than 5 years), please do it through the comments section.
2014
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou et al, Human Rights Law in Europe; The Influence, Overlaps and Contradictions of …

Alain Zysset, The ECHR and Human Rights Theory: Reconciling the Moral and the Political Conceptions (London: Routledge, 2016)

22/11/2016 – 6:15 pm | Comments Off on Alain Zysset, The ECHR and Human Rights Theory: Reconciling the Moral and the Political Conceptions (London: Routledge, 2016)

The book is addressed to two different and traditionally separated audiences, normative human rights theory on the one hand and European human rights law on the other. The book responds to the current state of the literature in those two fields. First, it is addressed to normative human rights theorists in testing the two overarching theoretical approaches to the foundations of human rights that pervade …

Torture prevention – why practice lags behind law? (Part Three)

07/09/2016 – 5:23 pm | One Comment

Richard Carver, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Governance, Oxford Brookes University
Richard Carver has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights researcher, working for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and a number of UN agencies. He has published extensively on national human rights institutions, particularly on criteria and techniques for measuring performance, impact and effectiveness. Originally an Africa specialist, his …

New issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights and Call for Papers

05/09/2016 – 5:11 pm | Comments Off on New issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights and Call for Papers

The new issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights is now available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rnhr20/34/2.
At the same time, the Nordic Journal of Human Rights is pleased to announce an open call for papers. For more information, see http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/njhr-cfp.
Furthermore, our Editors, Bård Anders Andreassen and Jo Stigen have selected five articles that are free to access for the remainder of 2016 – in order to …

Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

20/08/2016 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

My edited book entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’ has recently been published as paperback by Cambridge University Press (35 GBP).
Through its 22 chapters, covering

the responsibilities of the State;
the main political organs of the UN;
important regional and security organizations;
international judicial institutions and the regional human rights protection systems;

the book examines the roles and responsibilities of the international community regarding the responsibility to …

Detention safeguards – the key to preventing torture (Part Two)

20/08/2016 – 1:46 pm | One Comment

By Richard Carver, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Governance, Oxford Brookes University.
Richard Carver has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights researcher, working for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and a number of UN agencies. He has published extensively on national human rights institutions, particularly on criteria and techniques for measuring performance, impact and effectiveness. Originally an Africa specialist, his …

Does Torture Prevention Work? (First Part)

16/08/2016 – 9:47 am | 2 Comments

By Richard Carver, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Governance, Oxford Brookes University
Richard Carver has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights researcher, working for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and a number of UN agencies. He has published extensively on national human rights institutions, particularly on criteria and techniques for measuring performance, impact and effectiveness. Originally an Africa specialist, his …

6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Oslo, 21-23 June 2016

12/05/2016 – 6:26 pm | Comments Off on 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Oslo, 21-23 June 2016

Since 2001, Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) organises the World Congresses Against the Death Penalty. These international events bring together thousands of members of civil society, political representatives, lawyers and journalists from the five continents with the aim of developing new strategies for universal abolition. After Strasburg in 2001, Montreal in 2004, Paris in 2007, Geneva in 2010 and Madrid in 2013, Oslo is hosting the 6th World Congress from …