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.
Individual Publications and Articles
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.
In their article, Ernst Berger and Caroline Paar offer an overview of the Austrian legal framework regarding monitoring visits to psychiatric hospitals or residential homes/groups for children and juveniles supervised by youth welfare services.
Under OPCAT, six commissions has been assigned with the mandate to visit places of detention as a preventive mechanism against torture and other forms of ill-treatment – to that effect, this includes the facilities mentioned above. The Authors discuss key issues of the monitoring process as well as the commission´s findings and recommendations.
Open access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40211-017-0244-z (in German only)
Buch: Preventive human rights monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry and welfare institutions
Autor_innen: Paar, Caroline; Berger, Ernst
Springer Verlag, 2017
Julia Planitzer publishes in the most recent issue of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR) an article on obligatory reporting by corporations and its potential to prevent trafficking in human beings.
Birk, Moritz / Kiselica, Ernan: Detention. Legal framework for the care of those in detention and the prohibition/prevention of torture, cruel, degrading or inhuman treatment. In: Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Ed. by Jason Payne-James and Roger W. Byard. 2nd edition. Vol. 2. Elsevier, 2016 pp. 236-243.