HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY AND THE VOW OF ‘NEVER AGAIN’

In November 2005, the UN General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It also urged its Members to educate the young generations in order to honor the vows of “Never again” that followed the end of World War II.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

December 18 is International Migrants Day. This year’s theme, picked by the United Nations, is “harnessing the potential of human mobility.” Do we?

WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY

In 1954, November 20 was established as World Children’s Day, and it is celebrated as such every year. However, despite many pledges of world leaders to protect children and preserve their rights, millions of children are still suffering every day

COP26: THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA

The world’s largest polluters reached an agreement to curb emissions at the COP26 conference in Glasgow on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Many reactions were cautiously optimistic, and most were definitely surprised

THE AL-KHATIB TRIAL

The first criminal trial worldwide on torture in Syria began in April 2020. After a first verdict was issued in early 2021, the groundbreaking trial is expected to make headlines again before the end of the year, when the second verdict should

THE DILEMMA OF COVID VACCINE BOOSTERS

As the number of individuals who received a Covid-19 vaccine in the global North grew exponentially in the Spring and Summer of 2021, researchers began discussing the need for fully vaccinated people to get a booster shot for full protection. The Director-General

IS WAR LEGAL?

War has been a constant feature of human life since the beginning of civilization. Over time, however, statesmen have sought to regulate the conduct of hostilities and to make it harder, at least in theory, to initiate new wars. With the foundation

THE LIMBO OF IDPS

The number of displaced people is reaching new all-time high peaks every year: the UN estimates that, at the end of 2020, it was more than 80 million. More than half of them are internally displaced persons (IDPs), which means that they

UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION: THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

International law has always been debated and decided in specific, international courts and tribunals, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). The latter, in particular, is tasked with the criminal prosecution of individuals who have