Tag Archives: armed conflict

Intervening militarily in Syria? Many more questions than answers

Only last week, a US-led military intervention in Syria seemed inevitable. Today, the immediate future looks more uncertain. In a historic debate, the UK Parliament refused to endorse a military action. President Obama referred the matter to Congress. NATO Chief … Continue reading

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Social Exclusion in Deeply Divided Societies: A Socioeconomic Rights-approach to Transitional Justice

Read the whole piece in E-International Relations This paper claims that socioeconomic rights must be part of social reconstruction in deeply divided societies because the lack thereof lies at the core of the conflicts we aim to transform. The essay … Continue reading

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“Human rights at war in Syria”: A response to Tarak Barkawi

In an article published on Al Jazeera English a few days ago, titled “Human rights at war in Syria”, Tarak Barkawi criticises human rights organisations (he pinpoints HRW and Amnesty International) for denouncing the abuses committed by rebels in Syria. … Continue reading

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Interactions between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law for the protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Published in Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales, Vol. 23, June 2012 FULL ARTICLE HERE Abstract Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) are at risk on the battlefield. Thus, human rights lawyers must look for legal means to guarantee the best … Continue reading

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If Greece had been militarily occupied

If, instead of being ‘bailed out’, Greece (or Ireland, Portugal… who’s next?) had been occupied by a foreign power, Greeks would be protected by 1977 Additional Protocol I to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, according to which a party to an … Continue reading

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“Reintegration – Evolution or Revolution?”, by Salma Yusuf and Dominique Mystris

READ THE PAPER HERE A focus on reintegration requires consideration of the economic, political and social aspects of the process. In addition to the broader definition of reintegration, it is proposed that any definition of ex-combatant should be broad enough … Continue reading

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