How authoritarian governments are enlisting platforms for state censorship
Facebook and other platforms have been criticised for complying with governments that stifle dissent, under various legal guises. Policy Leader Fellow Gideon Sarpong argues that upping investments in field staff and in technology, particularly in the Global South, can do much to prevent harmful content while protecting freedom of speech and of the press.
Mobilising for euthanasia in Italy: Courts and the political agenda
Don’t wait to mourn; join hands to support women’s rights in Afghanistan
Did we solve the caseload problem? Russia’s exit from the European Court of Human Rights
Russia’s withdrawal from the Council of Europe will deprive the European Court of Human Rights of some of its funding, even as the caseload relating to Russia continues to grow. Law Researcher Helga Molbæk-Steensig explains the key role the Court could play in transitional justice following the war in Ukraine and calls on member states to up their contributions.
The end of self-delusion? Challenging slavery’s heritage in Spain and Catalonia
Catalonia’s merchants and towns profited hugely from the transatlantic slave trade after it was banned in the nineteenth century, as history researcher Adrià Enríquez Àlvaro documents. The good news is the recent movements to critique and reverse official amnesia, regarding public history and monuments.
Memory of violence and conflict in Cabrera, Colombia
EU complicity in the marginalisation of civil society in Palestine
The fragility of EU border and migration politics
Pragmatism and power at the ICC: US crimes not a priority
The Taliban’s grab of power in Afghanistan also has repercussions for international justice. Law scholar and EUI alumna Sophie Duroy draws attention to a recent statement by the International Criminal Court Prosecutor that essentially lets the US off the hook for crimes committed in the war against terror.