Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, raises his fist in the air while addressing the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall. 22 June 1990 Event

Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

18 July 2019, 18:00-19:30

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, will reflect on the current human rights challenges and how to move the human rights agenda forward.

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Successful Third Edition of the Conference on Current Issues in Armed Conflict

28 June 2019

The event provided a unique opportunity for discussion, analysis and debate in order to ensure the continued relevance of academia's contribution to the various branches of international law applicable to armed conflicts.

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Peasants work in a rice field in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. News

Outlining the Role of UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

25 June 2019

At a seminar, UN experts, civil society representatives and staff of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights discussed the role of UN human rights mechanisms in the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants.

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The Weapons Law Encyclopedia (WLE) is a pioneering online compilation of information, accessible to non-specialists, on weapon technologies, the humanitarian impacts of their use, and their regulation under public international law.

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Black Magic, Zombies and Dragons: a Tale of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century

Black Magic, Zombies and Dragons: a Tale of International Humanitarian Law in the 21st Century

Foreign Fighters and their Relatives (allegedly) affiliated with ISIS and Detained in Northeast Syria

Foreign Fighters and their Relatives (allegedly) affiliated with ISIS and Detained in Northeast Syria

First to be Forgotten – Persons with Disabilities and Armed Conflict

First to be Forgotten – Persons with Disabilities and Armed Conflict