On February 4, 2021, the Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its long-awaited judgment in the case of Dominic Ongwen. Our researchers Konstantina Stavrou and Andreas Sauermoser present the main aspects of the judgment and the significant insights it offers on issues such as the reliance - for the first time - on the affirmative defenses of mental disease and duress.
Individual Publications and Articles
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).
Access Denied? – Human Rights Approaches to Compensate for the Absence of a Right to Be Granted Asylum
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.
Monika Mayrhofer contributed with an article on "Gender (In)equality, Disaster and Human Rights - the CEDAW Committee and General Recommendation No. 37" to the first issue of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law, which was published at the end of 2019.
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) was established to provide evidence-based policy advice to EU institutions and Member States. By blending social science research with traditional normative work, it aims to influence human rights policy processes through new ways of framing empirical realities. The contributors to this volume critically examine the experience of the Agency in its first decade, exploring FRA’s historical, political and legal foundations and its evolving record across major strands of EU fundamental rights.
The recent issue of the journal for human rights focuses on Human Rights in Numbers (Menschenrechte in Zahlen) and addresses the empirical assessment of the human rights situation using data, indicators and numbers. Monika Mayrhofer has written an article on the collection of equality data in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity, characteristics and expression.