Kein Geld für die Taliban
Am vergangenen Montag, wohl kaum zufällig am 11. September, forderte ein Minister der Taliban-Regierung in einem Interview mit der NZZ Reparationszahlungen von Deutschland und kündigte an, Deutschland und weitere Bündnispartner...
Sea-Level Rise at the Security Council
In what has been termed a ‘signature event’ of the Maltese Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (the Council), the latter held an open debate on the implications of...
Love Is Taboo
Prison inmates are inherently subject to far-reaching interferences with their civil rights and liberties. Still, states increasingly tend to exceed their legal boundaries by imposing additional restrictions on them. Consequently,...
Livestream: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Human Rights
The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated political, academic, and societal debates for the past one and a half years. As soon as they became available in late 2020, COVID-19 vaccines...
Livestream: The COVID-19 Vaccination Gap, Human Rights, and Patent Waivers
The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated political, academic, and societal debates for the past one and a half years and been a dramatic reminder of the fact that health is a...
Of crabbed age and bold youth
On November 30th, news broke that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) had decided to fast-track a lawsuit submitted by six Portuguese children and adolescents (“the application”), supported by...
Follow the money and see where it goes – Unmasking the EU’s Libya programme
On 20 May 2020, Philipp Dann, Michael Riegner and Lena Zagst presented on this blog the complaint before the European Court of Auditors (CoA), which a group of NGOs led...
Trumping Mexico’s Sovereignty?
President Trump reportedly planned to label Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, stating that the US considered to “go in and clear out”. The Mexican response was quick to...
Playing with fire
“Our house is burning”, French President Macron found graphic words to address the wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, which have reached threatening levels in the past weeks. 80,000 fires this...
The international whaling regime – a law with no teeth?
Hosting the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan has been at the center of international attention lately. Less prominent than the G20 summit, but not less noteworthy is the reintroduction of...
New peak in the dispute concerning the Golan Heights
On Monday, 25 March 2019, US President Donald Trump accepted Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights by stating that “the United States recognizes that the Golan Heights are part of...
On Wednesday, February 27th 2019 Pakistan reportedly shot down two Indian warplanes, after India conducted airstrikes on the Pakistani side of the disputed border region of Kashmir against training camps of...