European Convention of Human Rights: The Interpretation of the Principle of Effectiveness in the Convention (Book Review)

In his latest book, Georgios A. Serghides, Judge and Section Vice-President at the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, the “Court”), delves into the interpretation and application of the European Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter: the “Convention”), in light of the principle of effectiveness (hereinafter: the “principle”). Content and Main Findings Judge Serghides observes two […]

European Union: EUROJUST to Collect and Preserve Evidence of War Crimes in Ukraine

The European Commission has proposed today to amend the EUROJUST Regulation to give the EUROJUST the legal possibility to collect, preserve and share evidence on war crimes. EUROJUST, is an Agency of the European Union for Criminal Justice Cooperation, and is based in The Hague. Its role is to help make Europe a safer place […]

United Nations suspends Russia from the Human Rights Council over Ukraine, this is only the second time in history a country’s membership has been suspected

The United Nations General Assembly on 7 April, 2022 suspended Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” by invading Russian troops in Ukraine. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the […]

The Russian Federation is Excluded From the Council of Europe, This is the First Time in History a Country Was Excluded

The military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation has pushed hundreds of thousands of people to flee the country and seek shelter in neighbouring countries. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating both within and outside the country. Several Ukrainian cities have reportedly lost access to water, heating, electricity and basic supplies, while the civilian population […]

Major Findings of the UN Secretary-General Report on Afghanistan Covering the Period from August 2021 to 31 January 2022

The report provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Afghanistan, including political, humanitarian, and human rights efforts, since the issuance of the previous report, dated 2 September 2021 The situation in Afghanistan remains uncertain six months after the Taliban takeover, as the multiple political, socio-economic, and humanitarian shocks reverberate across the […]