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PUBLICATION "Open research behind closed doors: Assessing the impact of Covid-19 measures on persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities deprived of liberty”

Nora Katona, Elisabeth Mayer, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has noticeably changed the way we interact and live in society. While it affects all of us, its impact is not the same for everyone. Persons deprived of liberty are in a particularly vulnerable situation. The present document discusses which challenges institutions encounter in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria, Germany and Italy and gives recommendations on how to mitigate them to improve the situation of persons concerned.

PUBLICATION: The Crime of Aggression and the Prohibition of the Use of Force—Reflections on the Relationship between the Rome Statute and General Public International Law

Rethinking the Crime of Aggression

Michael Lysander Fremuth, The Crime of Aggression and the Prohibition of the Use of Force – Reflections on the Relation between the Rome Statute and General Public International Law, in: Bock/Conze (Hrsg.), Rethinking the Crime of Aggression: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st edition: Asser Press/Springer 2022, pp. 171–205.

PUBLICATION: Manual to strengthen the fight against trafficking in human beings

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

In 2014 the United Nations declared July 30th to be the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since then, this day has been an occasion to promote and strengthen actions and projects that raise awareness for the victims of human trafficking and against exploitation. We therefore want to pay particular attention to the Twinning project implemented in Serbia.

PUBLICATIONS: Monitoring Prison Conditions in the EU: A Handbook Series for National Preventive Mechanisms

PUBLICATION: Monitoring Prison Conditions in the EU: A Handbook Series for National Preventive Mechanisms

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, together with three European project partners, the Associazione Antigone, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, have addressed how NPMs can effectively improve detention conditions across the EU in the framework of the EU-funded Project Improving judicial cooperation across the EU through harmonised detention standards – The role of National Preventive Mechanisms’(2019–2021).

Civil Society and the IIMM in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crimes Committed Against the Rohingya

The article, published in the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, assesses the role of civil society and the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) in individual accountability proceedings by foreign domestic courts for the crimes committed against the Rohingya in light of the obstacles faced by Myanmar courts, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 

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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.

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