Today, victims of acts of terrorism are everywhere, but often remain invisible. Apart from initial declarations of condolences and solidarity, victims of acts of terrorism often do not receive adequate assistance and acknowledgement of their suffering.
Join us for a discussion with Laura Dolci, author of A Victimless Crime? A Narrative on Victims of Terrorism to Build a Case for Support.
On 19 August 2003, Laura Dolci lost her husband, Jean-Sélim Kanaan, in the suicide attack against the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. In her book, she convincingly combines her personal narrative with the findings of her academic research on victims of acts of terrorism and advocates for greater action by states, civil society and international organizations.
Tram 15, tram stop Butini
Bus 1 or 25, bus stop Sécheron
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We have now added to our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal a detailed analysis and legal classification of the non-international armed conflicts that take place in the Central African Republic since December 2012.
Michael Sfard, a prominent Israeli human rights lawyer, will give two lectures in the week of 26 February, one on his new book and the other one on the new trends and challenges related to the protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
ILO Asia and Pacific
This event aims at raising awareness of the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights and the consequent need to undertake effective anti-corruption measures.
Truth Commissions are by now an integral part of the transitional justice vocabulary and practice. This short course will provide a comprehensive, multidimensional and practical examination of this transitional justice mechanism, shedding light on both its aims and the practical challenges it has met or is likely to meet.
This short course provides an overview of the evolution of the rules governing the use of force in international law, focusing on military intervention on humanitarian grounds and the creation of the United Nations collective security system. It then addresses the concept of the responsibility to protect.
The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts project (RULAC) is a unique online portal that identifies and classifies all situations of armed violence that amount to an armed conflict under international humanitarian law (IHL). It is primarily a legal reference source for a broad audience, including non-specialists, interested in issues surrounding the classification of armed conflicts under IHL.
Resulting from traditional legal research and informal interviews with experts, the project aims at examining how – if at all possible – IHL could be more systematically, appropriately and correctly dealt with by the human rights mechanisms emanating from the Charter of the United Nations, as well from universal and regional treaties.