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PUBLICATION: European Yearbook on Human Rights 2020

European Yearbook on Human Rights 2020

The European Yearbook on Human Rights brings together renowned scholars, emerging voices and practitioners. Split into parts devoted to recent developments in the European Union, the Council of Europe and the OSCE as well as through reports from the field, the contributions engage with some of the most important human rights issues and developments in Europe.

Karin Lukas, Senior Researcher at LBI of Fundamental and human Rights, has contributed to the book as co-editor.

PUBLICATION: A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A Commentary on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Edited by Julia Planitzer and Helmut Sax, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights
Contributors include: V. Espig, N. Katona, B. Linder, S. Mullally, R. Piotrowicz, J. Planitzer, C. Rijken, H. Sax, K. Simonova, V. Stoyanova 

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: After the Judgment in Ayyash et al., Justice at Last?

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Following the Ayyash judgment, rendered in August 2020 by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, our scientific director Michael Lysander Fremuth and our researchers Andreas Sauermoser and Konstantina Stavrou provided an assessment of the contribution of the tribunal to international criminal justice. To see more, see the blog published recently in Opinio Juris.

Statement on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) highlights the need to increase efforts to effectively implement standards preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment worldwide. Giuliana Monina adresses current issues in her statement.

Publication: Strengthening the rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings – The role of National Human Rights Institutions

Strengthening the rights of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings – The role of National Human Rights Institutions

Procedural safeguards – particularly during the first hours of custody – are key to ensure the right to a fair trial in criminal proceedings and to prevent torture. This Guidebook is focusing on how NHRIs can contribute to the strengthening of these rights.

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