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Photography Competition: “Human Rights. My Rights. Your Rights. Triggered!”

Oct 26th, 2017 | By

Photography Competition: “Human Rights. My Rights. Your Rights. Triggered!” The Background The Nuremberg Center for Human Rights (Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum e.V. – NMRZ) advocates for human rights protection locally as well as nationally and internationally. In 2014 the photography competition “Human rights. My Rights. Your Rights. Triggered!” was created in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary

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Disputes over Genetically Modified Maize in Mexico from the Perspective of the Human Right to Food

Mar 7th, 2016 | By

Mexico is fighting a fierce battle over the cultivation of genetically modified maize. With maize being the main food source and having deep cultural meanings, Mexican civil society is concerned about its biodiversity, possible risks to human health and access to food.

Conference: ”The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges”

Dec 17th, 2015 | By

The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Principles was celebrated on November 20 and 21 in an international conference “The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges”. The conference, organized by International Nuremberg Principles Academy, brought to Nuremberg experts, lawyers and human rights defenders from around the world to discuss the legacy of Nuremberg Principles in promoting human rights and international criminal law.

APPLICATION OPEN!! HUMAN RIGHTS M.A. at FAU University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Jun 16th, 2014 | By

The M.A. Human Rights addresses the growing importance of human rights in all areas of society and academia. The course program covers fundamental as well as current issues and challenges. It pursues an interdisciplinary approach taking the political, philosophical and legal dimensions of human rights into account. Graduates of the program will be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to pursue professional activities in human rights contexts.
The M.A. Human Rights welcomes students from all over the world. It is open to students with a university degree and with professional or practical experience in human rights.
Students could work as practitioners in public administrations, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, interest groups and associations, as well as in specialized law firms, and corporations.[…]

Economic, social and cultural rights – from hesitant recognition to extraterritorial applicability

Jun 13th, 2014 | By

20 years ago the final declaration of the World Conference on Human Rights (1993) in Vienna not only reinforced the universality of human rights, it also acknowledged the indivisibility, and thereby the coherence and interdependency of the various human rights. Since then we have seen an unmistakable increase in the significance of the long-neglected economic, social and cultural human rights (ESCR).

The following paper by Michael Krennerich will cursorily follow up on the change in significance over the past few decades.

Spain’s struggle for human rights

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

A human rights approach to the consequences of the economic crisis in Spain and the demands of the Indignados movement Since 2008, the global economy is experimenting a severe downturn: a deep financial and economic crisis has spread globally. This crisis is having devastating effects on lives and livelihoods across the world, threatening the whole

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New Challenges for the UN Human Rights Machinery. What Future for the UN Treaty Body System and the Human Rights Council Procedures?

May 25th, 2012 | By

Following an initiative of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, two high-profile and critical experts on international law have undertaken the task to survey the present state of the ‘UN Human Rights machinery’, as well as to present different perspectives on possible improvements in various areas its future developments. The result of their efforts is an exceptionally dense collection of sophisticated articles, full of critical insights and significant reform proposals. […]

International Criminal Law Sources in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights – Some Comparative Considerations

Dec 23rd, 2008 | By

by Juan Pablo Pérez-León Acevedo

The Latin-American scenario was characterized by the presence of several protracted and intense internal armed conflicts as well as widespread and systematic human rights violations committed by dictatorships in peace time. […]

From Nuremberg to The Hague – The Road to the International Criminal Court

Oct 23rd, 2006 | By

The stony path from The Nuremberg Trial 60 years ago, when those primarily responsible for the war and war crimes in Germany had to answer for their actions, to finally establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2002 is presented in an exhibition, which was inaugurated on October 2, 2006 in The Hague.

Dealing with Torture in Chile Achievements and Shortcomings of the “Valech Report”

Jun 3rd, 2005 | By

by Roberta Bacic and Elizabeth Stanley

Until the establishment of the Comisión Nacional Sobre Prisión Polí­tica y Tortura (National Commission for Political Imprisonment and Torture, hereafter the Comisión), the issues of political imprisonment and torture had been neglected in Chile. This is not to say that there has been no movement at all on the issue. In 1991, the Rettig Report acknowledged torture as a recurrent and institutionalised event, and torture was shown to have preceded most of the executions and ‘disappearances’ of victims. Further, in the transition from dictatorship, some torture survivors have been able to receive personal medical assistance from the Government, others were able to regain their civil rights by challenging official documentation that presented them as criminals, while some have been accepted as viable witnesses in human rights court cases. However, these rights were hard to attain and, at an official level, those who survived imprisonment and torture were not generally acknowledged. […]