Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

Corporate Human Rights Violations: A Case for Extraterritorial Regulation
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Coverage includes regional systems of protection, the role of the UN, and a variety of substantive rights.

The author skilfully guides students through the complexities of the subject, and then prepares them for further study and research. Key cases and areas of debate are highlighted throughout, and a wealth of references to cases and further readings are provided at the end of each chapter. Generally, victims of rape and other types of sexual violence are reluctant to speak out. Unfortunately, exclusion and stigmatization are the unavoidable corollary of acts of sexual violence. Recent years have seen the African Court begin to find its stride.

Its willingness to expand its jurisdiction and defend vulnerable groups against powerful states has shown it to be a bold court with a desire to vigorously uphold its mandate to protect human rights on the Continent. Whilst it indeed seems that the Court has the aspiration to assert itself, the fact that so few states have deposited their Special Declarations allowing individuals and NGOs direct access to the Court continues to hamper its effectiveness. The author, Kjell Anderson, is a jurist and social scientist and works in both fields of Conflict Studies and Genocide studies.

Individuals are generally unfamiliar with the risks related to the protection of their personal data and of their rights in this respect.


We have created a bibliographic overview on this topic intended as a starting point for research. It provides materials available in the Peace Palace Library catalogue, both in print and electronic format. Recently, an intelligent and human looking robot named Sophia made global headlines when Saudi Arabia granted the humanoid robot Saudi citizenship.

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According to the headlines, Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant a robot citizenship. The news caused quite a stir — the female looking robot was not wearing a hijab, she was not accompanied by a male guardian and the robot was awarded citizenship, which made it look like a humanoid intelligent robot was given more rights than women and migrants living in Saudi Arabia.

Perhaps it is a bit premature to give an AI humanoid robots like Sophia citizenship rights. Was it a publicity stunt? In recent years, a significant number of European nationals have travelled to Syria or Iraq to train and fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State IS. This flow of foreign terrorist fighters FTFs has posed serious security concerns for Europe, in particular with regards to the threat posed by FTFs returning to Europe to carry out terrorist attacks.

In this context, it appears that a number of States have resorted to targeted strikes against their citizens in Syria and Iraq. After the welcome address Ms. Saskia Bruines, the Deputy-Mayor of The Hague held a speech about gender equality, women in leadership positions. Unfortunately, the glass ceiling for women in career related matters has not yet been shattered.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This electronic world could lead to a feasible reality based on emotions, opinions, prejudices and places the truth based on objective facts more and more in the shade. All the battles for human rights and the call to freedom and justice will turn out meaningless. This month, we have the honor of interviewing Ms.

Before the ceremony took place, we took the opportunity to interview Ms. Kaag led to eliminate the chemical weapons programme in Syria. We also discussed the role of international law in her daily work at the UN. At present there are many complex legal cases on cultural heritage waiting to be settled. These cases are a judicial challenge for all stakeholders. Cultural heritage could be described as a record of the genius of human beings.

The legacy of artefacts, antiquities, traditions and living expressions could be seen as unintelligible foot print left behind for the next generations to mark our path through this world. From 13 to 14 October Prof. In this seminar specialists in the field of nationality law will discuss how academia and civil society can best collaborate in the fight to eradicate statelessness. With whole populations adrift, nationality and citizenship today are critically important to gain admittance in a state. Nationality is in fact commonly regarded as an inalienable right of every human being.

Devastating Wada reports documented systematic, state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics. It found widespread state action to hide cheating among Russian athletes in the run up to the London Olympics, as well as a comprehensive cover up of doping during the World Championships in Moscow and the Winter Olympics in Sochi a year later. Which human rights are in play? What is the credibility of the Olympic Games? Violence against women occurs throughout the world. They are refused access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war.

Not to mention sexual violence against women and girls, massive rape and sexual assaults in India, Germany and Brazil. In this blog I will address the UNiTE campaign, goals and the most prominent global norms and standards concerning the ending of violence against women. A very big effort of all authorities on European, national and local level is needed and should be directed at lifting the miserable conditions of the Roma people at the grassroots, first of all in Central and Eastern Europe, in order to prevent an even worse scenario of riot and violence.

The collection honors the legacy of famous peace heroes and feminists. To help educate the public about the 19th century peace movement, the Library — with the assistance from the Bertha von Suttner Project — has subscribed to this database for The Court ruled in favor of Estonia, embracing the idea that websites should be held liable for certain types of anonymous comments posted by users. In this blog I will briefly discuss the background of this case on freedom of expression and the liability of user-generated content on websites and I will also quote the opinions of a few experts on the Delfi case.

On this date the international community celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. The Central Mediterranean has, in the last years, turned into the epicentre of human migrant disasters. Here, Libya often acts as nexus point where migrants from the Horn of Africa and Western African routes meet before embarking on their journey towards the EU.

On 9 August the unarmed, afro-american year-old boy, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a year-old caucasian police officer, Darren Wilson, in a working-class neighborhood in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting happened after police officer Wilson stopped Brown because he was jaywalking.

Unfortunately both the police and the eyewitnesses tell a different story about what happened that evening. Eyewitnesses saw that Brown was shot while he trying to surrender but police officer Darren Wilson stated that Brown assaulted him just before the shooting. Each year the Academy proposes a different research programme.

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I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. In the western world it is possible you live next to a war criminal, or your child might be playing with the daughter of a war criminal at school. It is also possible to live there without a real prospect of obtaining a form of legal status and without being held criminally responsible for the alleged crime.

Who are these people living in legal limbo? The exclusion of refugee status 1F Refugee Convention and its consequences will be dealt with in this blog.

Their goal, like many other feminist activist groups in the past, is undermining the foundations of the male dominated world. One of the best known whistleblowers at the moment is Edward Snowden. The Google glass, reality enhancing, wearable computing that allows you to be connected to the net hands free while on the move, is not yet available for consumers.

But already privacy right watchdogs ask themselves whether the Google Glass infringes the privacy rights of citizens. Will this gadget entail the end of privacy? Should we be afraid of the lurking abuse and the possibility of a surveillance state? Several violent and cruel gang rapes in India and South Africa, and the death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot and killed inside the house of her Olympic athlete boyfriend, have brought the issue of violence against women to the public conscience.

DIIS researcher contributes to internationally acclaimed volume on human rights. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen. Er det ulovligt at redde liv i Europa?

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Economic variables and the right to social security. Rights of Women in Pakistan. Discrimination in the right to education - experience from a European setting. Extraterritorial obligations and the obligation to protect Skogly, S.

The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations

The Hague : T. Asser Press p. ISBN: Electronic ISBN: Regulatory obligations in a complex world: states' extraterritorial obligations related to business and human rights Skogly, S.

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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press Chapter peer-reviewed. Understanding human rights obligations of states engaged in public activity overseas: the case of transnational education O Cuinn, G. Journal article. Causality and extra-territorial human rights obligations Skogly, S. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. Chapter peer-reviewed. The global financial crisis: a human rights meltdown? Skogly, S. London : International Bar Association p. Extraterritoriality: Universal human rights without universal obligations Skogly, S. Edward Elgar p. ISBN: 1 7. The role of the international financial institutions in the process of a rights based approach to development Skogly, S.

Antwerp : Intersentia p.

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