The legal process relating to a citizenship register in the state of Assam in India is violative of multiple human rights obligations. With the deadline of 31 July 2019 looming large, I look at the flaws in the process and international law obligations.
A post on the recent airstrike on a migrant detention centre on 3 July, and the role of the EU in facilitating detention in Libya.
An increasingly hostile environment towards migrants is manifested in prosecuting those who provide aid - either as volunteers, or as part of humanitarian organizations - in Europe and the U.S. A brief look at this trend and the legal implications.
With the disappearances of Jamal Khashoggi, the head of Interpol in China, and thousands of others across the globe, I look at ‘short-term’ disappearances and the legal interpretation catching up to this increasingly prevalent phenomenon.
A look at the request for provisional measures by UAE in the case relating to the CERD convention, currently before the International Court of Justice.
Discussions relating to a truth commission addressing colonial atrocities against the Ovaherrero and Nama peoples compelled me to look at the potential of truth commissions and to raise a few questions for further exploration.
I attended the opening of the exhibition on Women & War at the Ayala Museum in the Philippines. Hearing a Lola - or grandmother who survived the ordeal of being a “Comfort Woman” - made me think of this issue more, and also look into the often forgotten '“Birangona” of Bangladesh. What hope for justice and redress?
Facebook’s report on its activities in Myanmar is anodyne and does not address important questions raised by the UN FFM. I raise a few points after reading the report, which are worth exploring further.
The withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court is being challenged before the Philippine Supreme Court. Attending the hearings have given me an insight into the way the case may proceed - here are my reflections on issues of international law and domestic law - and a prediction about the case.