Parties to the Sudanese armed conflict continue to violate fundamental norms of international humanitarian law and human rights law, resulting in mass civilian casualties, with two dangerous choices: remaining in the bullet zones or fleeing to other countries and risking to die of hunger.
Wartime sexual violence serves as a tool for constructing and negotiating power among various cultural, religious, and ethnic groups. Consequently, it is of utmost importance to address all forms of sexual violence that occurred during the war in Kosova, regardless of the gender of the victims.
A photojournalistic project tells the collapse of a state through the personal stories of its citizens. How applied human rights set the ability to understand complex human rights matters in a low-threshold manner? The example of Lebanon.
The Russia-Ukraine war is causing extreme hardship for elderly Ukrainians, many of whom face ill health, limited mobility and lack of money. The Ukrainian government must work together with humanitarian organisations to safeguard the human rights of older people.
The case of Ukraine shows that preparedness plans are instrumental, civic involvement is crucial, and a capable state is a must for adequate emergency response to internal displacement. Otherwise, the human rights-based approach will remain a mere formality.
The Russian aggression in Ukraine prompted the discussion on the scope of human rights obligations of business actors in times of armed conflict. Are they obliged to continue the provision of services in Ukraine? Can they suspend their activities, even if they provide essential services such as medicines?
Energy justice is a relatively new concept aimed at fair distribution of energy costs and benefits. Between oil-rich gulf and energy-poor MENA countries, energy justice, or lack thereof, overlaps with human rights, politics and international relations within and outside the region.
Victims of human rights violations are often reduced to numbers while their pain and suffering remain unreflected. Novels such as The Kite Runner resist against this treason to truth. Through a generalisable example, real or fictious storytelling brings to the reader the mostly unrecognised identity of victims as well as the experience of their challenges.
As the world focuses on the latest crises like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, other much older emergencies such as Tibet are ongoing. Dialogue should remain at the heart of conflict resolution while the international community must duly recognise every country.
The future of human rights in Afghanistan is dark. Since the Taliban regime needs recognition by the international community, they do not fully execute their ideals in society. Nonetheless, the chief justice’s recently published book on the Islamic Emirate system has been endorsed by their leader and reveals statements having serious implications for the promotion and protection of human rights.