MORE than 600 stranded migrants on the Aquarius have safely arrived in Spain after Italy and Malta refused to welcome them. The group, mostly sub-Saharan Africans picked up in rescue operations off the coast of Libya, have been welcomed in Valencia on Spain's southeastern coast. Where is the Aquarius ship now? The Aquarius and two other ships carrying migrants docked in Valencia's harbour on the weekend of June 17 after days of mounting tensions between Italy and Malta. The ship had been drifting in international waters as the two countries rowed over who should take responsibility. Spain's new socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the Iberian country would welcome the migrants and has pledged free healthcare, as well as an investigation of each asylum case. He said: "It is our duty to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a safe port to these people, to comply with our human rights obligations." An Italian coast guard ship, the Dattilo, entered the port of … [Read more...] about Where is the Aquarius ship now, why wouldn’t Italy or Malta take it and what has SOS Mediterranee said?
International humanitarian law and human rights law
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law May 13, 2018 9:52 pm Change Font Size Under the aegis of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law is organising the seventh edition of its annual flagship event, National Students Conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws, in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 8th August. The conference aims to address contemporary issues and challenges faced by the scholars, academicians and practitioners in the field of International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws. The best papers will be rewarded and selected papers would be published in an edited volume of conference proceedings. Sub-themes: Modern day weaponry and the challenges it poses to International Humanitarian Law. New Technologies of warfare: Cyber warfare, Autonomous Weapon System etc. The … [Read more...] about ILNU’s National Students’ Conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws [8th August]
In this extended transcript of her interview with John Blackstone for "Sunday Morning," the Oscar-nominated actress and producer talks about her early dream of becoming president of Mexico; the importance of her charity work with UNICEF and other organizations; the #MeToo movement and the changing fortunes for women and Latinos in Hollywood; and her New York Times op-ed about Harvey Weinstein. BLACKSTONE: You're a recipient of the UNICEF humanitarian award. How were you attracted to UNICEF in the first place? How did you earn this award? HAYEK PINAULT: I've been working for UNICEF for more than a decade. I've worked with them individually. I have gone abroad with them. I've been in Africa with them. I've been in the Middle East with them. I even vaccinated in a campaign against tetanus. BLACKSTONE: You gave needles. HAYEK PINAULT: Of course. Yes. I also did a field trip with them to Lebanon with the Syrian refugee camps. So I've been working with them individually, and also through … [Read more...] about Extended transcript: Salma Hayek Pinault
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Those who don’t learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. That’s what the United States keeps doing in Syria. In 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave a speech implying that the Korean Peninsula was outside of the core defense perimeter of the United States. Though not intended, this sent a signal that America was abandoning South Korea. That helped provoke a war with fallout we're still managing today. Barack Obama made one of the gravest blunders of his presidency when he declared in 2012 that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against civilians would cross a “red line” and bring “enormous consequences.” When hundreds were killed by a gas attack the next year, he planned to launch missiles but blinked when the Brits balked. After Obama punted the decision to a Congress that dithered, an emboldened Assad escalated his barbaric … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump gets schooled in Syria on how much his words matter
International humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights law are complementary bodies of law that share a common goal, the protection of the lives, health and dignity of persons. They form a complex network of complementary protections and it is essential that we understand how they interact. Through this conference, our aim is to increase understanding about these laws and discuss to identify the emerging concerns and plausible solutions for the same. The Conference aims to bring together experts and interested parties of international law and provide them a platform where they can discuss and debate the contemporary and challenging issues of under the theme. Call for Papers:LLC-CILS invites papers for presentation from academicians, experts, lawyers and research scholars from India and abroad. Author/s are requested to submit a selfattested undertaking (attached to this call) stating the originality of their work, along with their full paper. Themes: Interface of international … [Read more...] about ICSRIHL 2018: 20th International Conference on Substantive Rights and International Humanitarian Law