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Mariam Bezhanishvili (LinkedIn; Twitter; ResearchGate) is a PhD candidate at the European University Viadrina, researching on the protection of property rights during armed conflicts and occupations. Photo Credits to interpressnews.ge Source: https://georgianjournal.ge/society/31202-pain-that-georgia-will-never-forget-the-most-dramatic-photos-of-2008-august-war.html      The judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) on the inter-state case Georgia v Russia (II), which was delivered on 21 January 2021, has become a subject of controversy...

[Vivek Bhatt is a Senior Research Officer at the University of Essex and a member of the Essex Human Rights Centre. The project ‘Ensuring Respect for Human Rights in Locked-down Care Homes’ is funded by the AHRC as part of its UKRI COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme. Grant number: AH/V012770/1.] Photo: Sarah Tew, CNET     In February 2021, the UK...

[Shamik Datta, a student at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad, is interested in human rights law, gender studies, and public policy.] Photo credit: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images   Amidst the rising tide of Islamophobia in Europe, the French Senate seeks to impose a ban on minors wearing headscarves and veils- the burqa and the niqab. This recent development...

Summer School Al-Haq International Law Online Summer School Program: Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Seventh International Law Summer School for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights. The 2021 program will run entirely online through ten days from 31st May – 12th June 2021. The summer school aims to assist professionals...

[Alexander Wolffenbuttel is a Ph.D. student in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva. He is a former legal consultant at the International Criminal Court and a former apprentice at Sjöcrona van Stigt advocaten defending Oleg Pulatov. The opinions and comments expressed in this publication are those of the author.] Photo credit: BBC   MH-17 Trial: U.S. Satellite Imagery and Foreign Confidential Intelligence...

Call for Papers Cyprus Human Rights Law Review Call for Papers on special issue: COVID- 19: The Protection of Human Rights in the Pandemic Era: Challenges and Responses: The COVID-19 ongoing crisis has been characterised by the introduction of strict and far-reaching governmental measures restricting fundamental rights to an unprecedented extent for western post-World War II democracies. The Cyprus Human Rights Law...

[Felicity Gerry is an international QC and Professor of Legal Practice.]  [Sue Milne is a lecturer, PhD candidate and scholar of public law at the University of South Australia, Justice and Society.] [Cate Read is a Trial Division Researcher, Supreme Court of Victoria.] [Eamonn Kelly is a Barrister, Victorian Bar and ad hoc admission in England and Wales for the Shamima Begum Appeal.] Photo Credit:...

[Andrea Marilyn Pragashini Immanuel is an Assistant Professor of Legal Practice and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Interest Law, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.]Acknowledgment: I am grateful to Aashish Yadav, Lecturer, Jindal Global Law School for his valuable comments on a draft of this article. Photo Credit: Nate Kitch, The Guardian On 26 February 2021,...

Giovanna Gilleri is a PhD Researcher in International Human Rights Law at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. Photo credit: Mačka Neither sex nor gender are immutable A closer look at the ONS’ ethos reveals the reasons behind the choice of such an overemphasis on sex on the one hand, and the binary configuration of it on the other. In its...

Siddharth S Aatreya is an Advocate (India) and Future Trainee Solicitor at the London office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. All opinions expressed here are strictly personal. Shamima Begum was born a British citizen in Britain. At the age of 15, she left Britain for Syria, where she joined the ISIL. She subsequently married an ISIL fighter in Syria and gave...

[Parisa Zangeneh is a PhD student at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, where she is a recipient of the Hardiman Scholarship.] Photo: Parisa Zangeneh The story begins with an invitation of sorts. An invitation to enter the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the trial of Hans Frank for crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust was...

[Todd Carney is a student at Harvard Law School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Communications. He has also worked in digital media in New York City and Washington D.C.] Though the whole world felt the weight of the Holocaust, some would argue that the Holocaust impacted Poland more than any other country. Though the world largely recognizes the atrocities that occurred in Poland...