Child Marriage as a Contemporary Form of Slavery

Increasing amounts of scholarship in the international law community are showing that an inextricable link exists between child marriage and contemporary slavery. In light of this, child marriage can no longer be treated lightly or simply discounted as being part of culture. Child marriage violates the human rights of the child and goes against one of the key non-derogable international law norms: the prohibition of slavery.

“Impunity And Human Rights Cannot Coexist”: When Is The Truce?

“Impunity and human rights cannot coexist”. These are the words of Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, used to describe the mounting perilous situation in a particular state of the southeast Asian country, Rakhine.

LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

On June 14th, Sarah Hegazy, a 30 years-old Egyptian queer activist, took her own life in Canada, where she moved out after being detained in Egypt. The news spread throughout mass media: three years ago, during Mashrou’ Leila’s concert, she waved the flag symbol of LGBT+ rights and movement, which was the cause of her painful detention that lasted three months.

Thugs in Uniform? Police Brutality in Kenya

With the Spirit of revolution in the air sparked by the murder of George Floyd in the United States, civilians all over the world are waking up to the injustices around them. Not to be left behind, while standing in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the US, Kenyans are finally voicing their rage at their own system currently also being plagued by ghastly levels of violence at the hands of the Police.

Combattere la criminalità rispettando i diritti umani: è possibile?

28 anni fa, in Italia, veniva redatto l’articolo 41 bis dell’ordinamento penitenziario, per istituire un regime carcerario speciale. Tale provvedimento nasceva in risposta agli atti terroristici da parte di partiti politici e criminalità organizzata nell’Italia dei primi anni ’90.
Può questo regime assicurare la tutela ed il rispetto dei diritti umani dei detenuti?