Monthly Archives: February 2016

Feb 25 2016

Can we predict a humanitarian emergency?

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By Nicolò Maganza* Since the end of the Cold War, the humanitarian field has witnessed the emergence of new early warning systems, as well as the improvement of old ones, the purpose being to alert us of imminent humanitarian emergencies. … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2016

Genocide is the tip of the iceberg: Reviewing the Guatemalan case

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By Diego Alburez-Gutiérrez* In 2013 the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos-Montt was tried in a national court for genocide and crimes against humanity. He was found guilty and sent to prison, but the verdict was quickly overturned on technical grounds. … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2016

A Call for Safe Passage: End Avoidable Risk and Death in the Aegean Crossing

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This post is the final of four articles to be published as part of this week’s intensive series on refugee and migration rights. By Phil Bracey* Phil recently returned from Lesvos where he volunteered with VCA, a small NGO whose team provided food and … Continue reading

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Feb 10 2016

Seeking Asylum in Europe

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By Nicolò Maganza* This post is the third of four articles to be published as part of this week’s intensive series on refugee and migration rights. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s article on safe passage for asylum seekers in the Aegean Crossing. The UN Agency for Refugees … Continue reading

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Feb 9 2016

The Extraterritoriality of the Principle of Non-Refoulement: A Critique of the Sale case and Roma case

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This post is the second of four articles to be published as part of this week’s intensive series on refugee and migration rights. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s article on seeking asylum in the European context. By Paulina Tandiono* Article 33(1) of the 1951 Refugee … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2016

International Refugee Law: Definitions and Limitations of the 1951 Refugee Convention

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This post is one of four articles to be published as part of this week’s intensive series on refugee and migration rights. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s article on the principle of non-refoulement. By André de Lima Madureira* [i] International Refugee Law (IRL), International Human … Continue reading

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Feb 1 2016

The Case of the Disappearing Activists: The Fight for Freedom of Speech in China

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By Stephanie Tai* Pu Zhiqiang’s recent suspended jail sentence is a reminder of China’s disturbing crackdown on dissidents and activists. The human rights lawyer was detained in 2014 for nineteen months after attending a gathering commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of … Continue reading

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