Category Archives: Humanitarian Emergency

Aug 1 2017

The Quandary of the Climate Change Migrants: Revisiting the Climate Change Displacement Co-ordination Facility and their Legal Status

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By Rudresh Mandal and Hardik Subedi* Climate change today represents an onerous challenge to legal responsibility across geographical and inter-generational boundaries. Both the environmental as well as the social effects of global climate change are necessitating a re-imagination of the … Continue reading

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Feb 22 2017

Battle of Mosul: Mass Displacement of Natives and a Blatant Violation of International Humanitarian Laws

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By P Avinash Reddy* Islamic State of Iraq and Levante (ISIL/ISIS) startled the international community when it seized and established control over the city of Mosul in June 2014. Since then, the city had become a major hub for terrorist … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2016

War and Peace: From London to Aleppo

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By Kwame Sekyere* A narrative that parallels the experience of politicians in Downing Street being disturbed by the sound of protesters, with the experience of civilians in Aleppo being disturbed by the sound of war. On the 13th of December … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2016

Syria in Crisis: The Harrowing Case of Aleppo

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Campaigners have been changing their Facebook profile pictures to red to show their solidarity with the people of Aleppo. Please note, this article was last edited on the morning of 15th December 2016 and may not reflect the latest news on … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2016

Durable Solutions For Refugees: Principles And Implementation Strategy Of A General Framework

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By Liliana Lyra Jubilut* and André de Lima Madureira** Refugees count on 3 durable solutions: 1) local integration, 2) resettlement and 3) voluntary repatriation. They “allow them to rebuild their lives”[1] and “to live their lives in dignity and peace”[2]. Durable … Continue reading

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Nov 14 2016

#StandWithCongo

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By Elizabeth Edwards* On Monday 24th October, I attended the London premiere of the documentary When Elephants Fight at the LSE.[1] What I watched left me both stunned and appalled. I would urge you all to find an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Aug 22 2016

The Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from the Chilcot Report

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By Kim Nelson*  In the midst of what can only be described as the tumultuous climate that defines Britain’s current political scene, the release of The Chilcot Report should not be forgotten as one of the most significant moments in … Continue reading

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Jul 18 2016

The UN Needs to be Salvaged

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By Umar Lateef Misgar* “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement … Continue reading

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Jun 29 2016

Peruvian IDPs and the Search for Holistic Transitional Justice

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By Juan Pablo Perez-Leon-Acevedo* Peru’s internal armed conflict (1980-2000) took place between the subversive Shining Path and state forces, causing the forced displacement of between half to one million people, mainly from indigenous groups. Approximately half of those people managed … Continue reading

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May 19 2016

Limiting Sovereignty and Legitimising Intervention

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By Nora Jaber* International law’s elevated focus on the protection of human rights has resulted in a shift from a purely state-centered body of law to one that is increasingly focused on individual rights. This has been accompanied by a … Continue reading

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