Deportation of Crimean Tatars – the “Secret of Arabat”

Tamilla Ibrahimova 18th of May 2018 was 74th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars. The tragedy caused resettlement from their motherland and death of approximately 8.000 people. On 17th of May 1944 the Soviet Socialist Autonomous Republic of Crimea was eliminated and the USSR State Defense Committee on behalf of the Soviet Premier Joseph … Continue reading Deportation of Crimean Tatars – the “Secret of Arabat”

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Estonian integration policy: a personal perspective of a student from Bangladesh

Fahima Hossain It has been eighteen months since I moved to Tallinn as a student of international law and human rights in the University of Tartu in September 2016.  It was in 2004 that my student life was over in London and I was called to the Bar by the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. … Continue reading Estonian integration policy: a personal perspective of a student from Bangladesh

It’s not just my choice but my moral commitment

Lili Kalandia Human rights are considered an intrinsic value achieved by mankind that is rooted in every piece of our life. Effective protection of human rights depends on the compliance of states with their international obligations. Domestic compliance can be achieved by rule of law and democracy: if those principles are at stake, people don’t … Continue reading It’s not just my choice but my moral commitment

Preserving and furthering human rights as an obligation and a tribute to everyone who has fought for what we have today

Ketevan Khomeriki Human rights are not something that humankind has always enjoyed. It is a comparatively modern achievement and a gift from those who were fighting and died for us to have a privilege of human rights. For example, this is a privilege of mine to be able to write these words and your privilege … Continue reading Preserving and furthering human rights as an obligation and a tribute to everyone who has fought for what we have today

The nexus between NGOs and IGOs in advancing human rights and democracy: the case of Ukraine

Yulian Kondur Yulian Kondur is a Junior Expert at the Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human rights (ODIHR). The views expressed in this piece are his own and do not necessarily reflect those at ODIHR   Preface This paper seeks to analyze the interrelationship between the international … Continue reading The nexus between NGOs and IGOs in advancing human rights and democracy: the case of Ukraine

How Georgian Christian Orthodox Church stole 17th of May or Why I am Afraid of Religion

Ketevan Khomeriki While in Europe almost 15 States recognize same-sex marriage and 29 Statesdo so in case of same-sex partnerships and while European Court of Human Rights clearly declares that States have positive obligation to ensure respect for gay couples’ “private and family life… allowing them to have their relationship recognized and protected under domestic … Continue reading How Georgian Christian Orthodox Church stole 17th of May or Why I am Afraid of Religion

How Georgian Christian Orthodox Church stole 17th of May or Why I am Afraid of Religion

Ketevan Khomeriki While in Europe almost 15 States recognize same-sex marriage and 29 States do so in case of same-sex partnerships and while European Court of Human Rights clearly declares that States have positive obligation to ensure respect for gay couples’ “private and family life… allowing them to have their relationship recognized and protected under … Continue reading How Georgian Christian Orthodox Church stole 17th of May or Why I am Afraid of Religion

Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Heba Moses Following the Arab uprisings people of upraised states are trying to establish democracy out of the ruins of a brutal dictatorship. The upraised people have been more vocal in expressing distrust in a government where there is no transparency and accountability. They are seeking real democratic governments that equally treat the citizens without … Continue reading Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Reservations and enforcement of international human rights treaties

Heba Moses The international law and its importance started to grow, especially, with the coming of the 19th century. Although kingdoms and empires were absolute actors in the international arena and wars were regarded as a common way to resolve disputes, catastrophic events made international corporation and rule-making more crucial in that century. The Vienna … Continue reading Reservations and enforcement of international human rights treaties