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1 September2022
Foreign fighters in UkraineJoin us on 1 September at 18.00 CET for a webinar discussing foreign fighters in Ukraine.

The final webinar in the series will explore the roles and motivation of foreign fighters joining the ranks of parties to the conflict in Ukraine. The webinar will also discuss the perspective of the home States of foreign fighters and various approaches of the home States to their citizens travelling to Ukraine for combat purposes as well as the perspective of reintegration after the conflict and radicalization threats. Finally, the webinar will approach the theme of foreign fighters in Ukraine from the legal perspective to analyse the legal status of these fighters and their responsibility under domestic and international laws for conduct related to hostilities in Ukraine.

Speakers:
■ Teun van Dongen, Programme Lead, Current and Emerging Threats at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
■ Egle E. Murauskaite, Senior Researcher & Simulation Designer for the ICONS Project with the University of Maryland
■ Petra Ditrichová Ochmannová, Legal Advisor at the International Law Department, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic

Moderator:
■ Rastislav Šutek, Executive Director at Platform for Peace and Humanity

Registration is required and available at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QKCyu9nIQ2GX1gzyuPls2g
18:00 CEST (GMT+2) online
23 August2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 2 October Election: Opportunities, Threats and the Youth VoteWhat opportunities and threats does this election bring to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular the youth vote?

This event, co-hosted by Platform for Peace and Humanity and Silba – Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy, brings perspectives about Bosnia’s electoral and constitutional system, the candidates, parties, interest groups and stakeholders in the election, geopolitical influences, the use of technology in the implementation and administration of the election and the short-mid-term implications for some of foreseeable results.

Speakers:
■ Jasmin Mujanović, Political Scientist, Kulin Initiative
■ Grégoire Soria-Metais, Silba Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy, Former Bluebook Trainee, European Commission
​■ Almasa Becic, Executive Director, Omladinski Pokret REVOLT | Koalicija Pod lupom Election Observer
■ Adnan Ćerimagić, Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative
■ Jens Woelk, Professor of Law, University of Trento

Moderator:
■ Luke James, Programme Director, Platform for Peace and Humanity | Head of BiH EOM Mission for Silba Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy

Registration is required and available at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ApiFNlEoTQO19XX4kx_CVg
19:00 CET (GMT+2) online

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- Reina Sfeir, Human Rights Professor at La Sagesse University (ULS) and Director of The Human Rights Legal Clinic and of the International Relations Bureau at ULS
- Roula El Derbas, Lawyer, former Chef de Cabinet and Head of the Legal Aid Unit of the Defence Office at the STL
Speakers:
- Prof. Dr. Antonios Abou Kasm, International lawyer, Counsel pleading before International Criminal Courts, Lead legal representative of victims before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
highlighting the importance of the expansion of crimes against peace in the Rome Statute of the @IntlCrimCourt. Speakers with background in international affairs and domestic affairs in Lebanon 🇱🇧 will also focus on the important role of awareness raising and advocacy work.
legal framework on #crimesagainstpeace. In the #webinar, the definition and position of the right to peace in international law and the relation between the right to peace and human rights, including the right to a healthy environment will be analysed, simultaneously
The campaign is part of the global advocacy programme “Towards the enforcement of the right to peace” launched by Platform for Peace and Humanity and aims for international and national legislators to adopt the right to peace as an enforceable right and to strengthen the
Join us on 7 October 16:00 CET for the launch of the right to #peace #advocacy campaign in #Lebanon 🇱🇧.

Join the event at: https://t.co/5fHUbWWqjm

Webinar ID: 829 5296 3955 https://t.co/ZcyaH4bdbG
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Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Join us on 7 October 16:00 CET for the launch of the right to #peace #advocacy campaign in #Lebanon.

Join the event at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82952963955

Webinar ID: 829 5296 3955

The campaign is part of the global advocacy programme “Towards the enforcement of the right to peace” launched by Platform for Peace and Humanity and aims for international and national legislators to adopt the human right to peace as an enforceable right and to strengthen the legal framework on #crimesagainstpeace.

In the #webinar, the definition and position of the right to peace in international law and the relation between the right to peace and human rights, including the right to a healthy environment will be analysed, simultaneously highlighting the importance of the expansion of crimes against peace in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Speakers with background in international affairs and domestic affairs in Lebanon will also focus on the important role of awareness raising and advocacy work.

Speakers:

- Prof. Dr. Antonios Abou Kasm, International lawyer, Counsel pleading before International Criminal Courts, Lead legal representative of victims before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

- Reina Sfeir, Human Rights Professor at La Sagesse University (ULS) and Director of The Human Rights Legal Clinic and of the International Relations Bureau at ULS.

- Roula El Derbas, Lawyer, former Chef de Cabinet and Head of the Legal Aid Unit of the Defence Office at the STL, Artist and Poet.
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
#WeeklyNewsRecap of 19-25 September 2022

Last week in International #Justice:
➡️Ethiopia: UN Investigators Warn of Atrocity Crimes in the Country
➡️KSC: Closing Arguments for the First Trial at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers
➡️Ukraine: Eurojust and the ICC Launch Guidelines for Documenting and Preserving Evidence in the Ukrainian Conflict
➡️USA: US Congress Introduces a Bill to Improve War Crimes Legislation
➡️OHCHR: Accountability for Custodial Death of 22 Year Old Iranian Woman Demanded by UN Experts
➡️Venezuela: UN Report States the Government Might be Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity
➡️Cambodia: Former Khmer Rouge Leader Loses Appeal on Genocide Case
➡️Palestine: Coalition of Lawyers Refer the Fatal Shooting of Al Jazeera Reporter to the ICC
➡️Liberia: Swiss Court Announces Dates to Hear the Appeal of Liberian War Criminal
➡️OHCHR: Independent Commission Concludes that War Crimes Have Been Committed in Ukraine

Last week in International #Peace and #Security:
➡️Afghanistan: De-Facto Government Continues to Bar Girls from Attending School in the Region
➡️Pakistan: With 7.6 Million People Displaced by Flooding, Officials Warn the Flood Waters May Take Six Months to Recede
➡️UN: International Response to the Myanmar Crisis is Failing
➡️Sahel: Rising Insecurity and Violent Extremism in the Region Pose a Global Threat
➡️Horn of Africa: Drought in Africa May Push 3.6 Million Children to Drop Out of School
➡️Russia: Authorities Crackdown on Peaceful Protestors and Arbitarily Detain Them
➡️Ethiopia: Ethiopians Still Caught Up in a Deadly War
➡️IRC: Increased Humanitarian Needs as Heavy Rains Lash Central American Countries

https://peacehumanity.org/2022/09/25/weekly-news-recap-19-25-september-2022/

#intlaw #InternationalLaw #intlrelations #internationaljustice #internationalpeace #internationalsecurity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
💡 The position of Caseworker for #Ukraine programme (nationals of Spain, Czechia and Slovakia only) has been advertised on our website!

Caseworkers interview Ukrainian refugees residing in Spain, Czechia and Slovakia, collect relevant information and identify #victims and #witnesses for various project-related purposes as well as engage in the preparation of selected criminal complaints based on #universaljurisdiction in States of deployment.

📅 Start date: asap
⏳ Duration: min. 6 months
⏰ Commitment: min. 5 h/week
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Join us on 27 September 17:00 CET for the launch of the right to #peace #advocacy campaign in #SouthAfrica 🇿🇦. The campaign is part of the global advocacy programme “Towards the enforcement of the right to peace” launched by Platform for Peace and Humanity and aims for international and national legislators to adopt the human right to peace as an enforceable right to forge a culture of sustainable peace.

The webinar is centred on the theme of recognising the potential of #youth in advancing peace, taking into consideration the speakers’ youthful legislative roles, experiences and exposure, simultaneously drawing attention to the possibilities and measures at their disposal. Recognising and acknowledging the historical and current role the South African youth has played in the country's state of affairs, the launch will also zoom into special youthful advantageous features for the success of the #righttopeace campaign.

Speakers:
■ Phiwe Mathe, Deputy Director, Administrative and Secretarial Support: Office of the MEC for Education, Free State Province | Director of Economic and Social Transformation at South Africa BRICS Youth Association
■ Aluwani Chokoe, Deputy Director of Parliamentary and Stakeholders Relations: Gauteng Province, Department of Economic Development, Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
■ Benedict Mphukhe, Spokesperson, National Executive Committee of the South Africa Youth Council (SAYC)

Moderator:
■ Siboniso Dlamini, #YouthAmbassador for the Right to Peace for South Africa, Global Coalition of Youth Ambassadors for the Right to Peace at Platform for Peace and Humanity

📌Link to join the event: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84164094615

📌Learn more about the global advocacy programme: https://peacehumanity.org/projects-and-activities/advocacy/towards-the-enforcement-of-the-right-to-peace

#GCYAfortheRighttoPeace#StandUp4Peace #right2peace #humanrights #internationalpeace #crimesagainstpeace #humanrighttopeace Vuyo Dlamini Phiwe Mathe Bless Dee Mphukhekhe
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
#WeeklyNewsRecap of 12-18 September 2022

Last week in International #Justice:
➡️ICC: Appeals Chamber Ordered Trial Chamber to Issue a New Reparation Order in the Ntaganda Case
➡️Argentina: Former Police Officer on Trial for Alleged Torture and Disappearance of Left-wing Activist
➡️Bosnia and Herzegovina: Former Bosnian Soldier Convicted for Committing War Crime
➡️Burkina Faso: Two Canadian Mining Executives Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter
➡️UK: Suspected War Criminal Milenko Maric Ordered to be Extradited to Croatia
➡️France: Yemenia Airways Found Guilty for the 2009 Plane Crash Incident that Killed 152 People
➡️Bosnia and Herzegovina: Former Bosnian Soldier Sentenced to Jail for Shooting Prisoners of War
➡️Guinea: Justice Minister Announced Trial Date for the 2009 Sports Stadium Massacre

Last week in International #Peace and #Security:
➡️Myanmar: Surge in Crimes Against Humanity Witnessed Since the Military Coup in February 2021
➡️IOM: 50 Million People in Modern Slavery, with Children and Women the Most Vulnerable
➡️Mexico: UN Expert Urges Government to Make Comprehensive Legislation for the Protection of Human Rights of Internally Displaced People
➡️Sudan: Exponential Humanitarian Needs Amid Worsening Socio-Economic Situation in the Region
➡️UNICEF: UN Agencies Make Urgent Funding Appeal to Prevent Deaths of Children at Risk of Severe Acute Malnutrition
➡️Iraq: Approximatively One Million IDPs and Returnees Lack Civil Documentation
➡️Hungary: Worsening Human Rights Situation
➡️Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan Announce Cease-fire Agreement
➡️Afghanistan: New Investigation Uncovered Targeted Attacks on the Hazara Ethnic Minority by Taliban Fighters

https://peacehumanity.org/2022/09/18/weekly-news-recap-12-18-september-2022/

#intlaw #InternationalLaw #intlrelations #internationaljustice #internationalpeace #internationalsecurity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
Platform for Peace and Humanity
#WeeklyNewsRecap of 5-11 September 2022

Last week in International #Justice:
➡️Germany: Court Sentences Islamic State Member to 10 Years in Prison
➡️ICC: The Court Terminates Proceedings Against Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled After his Passing
➡️France: Court Finalizes Case Against French Peacekeepers Deployed During Rwanda’s Genocide
➡️Bosnia and Herzegovina: Radoslav Brdjanin Dies a Few Days After His Release
➡️ICC: The OTP Joins Team for Prosecution of Crimes Against Migrants in Libya
➡️UK: Man is Arrested Over Alleged War Crimes During Liberian Civil War
➡️UK: Prime Minister Liz Truss Urged to Push for a Referral of Sri Lanka to the ICC
➡️Netherlands: Court of Appeal in The Hague Sentences Former Ethiopian Official for War Crimes

Last week in International #Peace and #Security:
➡️Somalia: As Unprecedented Levels of Hunger Being Witnessed, Region Hitting a ‘Tipping Point’
➡️Sri Lanka: UN Report Identifies Root Causes of the Economic Crisis and Urges for Fundamental Changes
➡️OHCHR: De Facto Authorities in Gaza Execute Five Prisoners, Human Rights Office Condemns the Act
➡️Papua New Guinea: Election Related Violence Displaces 15,000 People in the Region
➡️South Sudan: As Fighting Continues, New Report Highlights the Continuous Human Rights Violations by the Unity State
➡️Nigeria: New Report Emphasised that Children from Conflict Affected Areas Continue to Experience Unstable Security Situation
➡️UNSC: Special Representative Urged Somali Leaders to Ensure Equal Participation Across Institutions for Women, Youth and Historically Marginalized Groups
➡️UNSC: Top Official Updated the Security Council on the Aggravating Situation in Ukraine
➡️OCHA: Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan Condemned the Most Recent Outbreak of Violence in the Upper Nile State
➡️UNSC: UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Expressed Concern on Large-Scale Influx of Weapons to Conflict-Affected Zones

https://peacehumanity.org/2022/09/11/weekly-news-recap-5-11-september-2022/

#intlaw #InternationalLaw #intlrelations #internationaljustice #internationalpeace #internationalsecurity