This page includes a curated list of resources about attacks on education, education in emergencies, and related topics from various education, development, humanitarian, and human rights organizations, as well as from academic researchers. It is intended to be a resource bank of advocacy, research, and response articles, reports, books, websites, datasets, and other relevant materials.
After documenting the process and activities of successful local initiatives, consultations were carried out to develop the Schools as Zones of Peace (SZOP) National Framework, aimed to develop a national policy for establishing all schools as Zones of Peace by keeping them free from political and other interference – discrimination, violence, corporal punishment, neglect and exploitation.
The material in this book is intended to give a clear understanding of contemporary international human rights law as it applies to, and has been interpreted in, situations of armed conflict and counter-terrorism measures.
The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011) provides a comprehensive framework for organizing education programs and qualification by applying uniform and internationally agreed definitions to facilitate comparisons of education systems across countries.
Through analysis of legislative and judicial actions in a selection of Muslim and non-Muslim States in relation to the rights of the child in criminal matters, this study aims to identify possible harmonization between the obligations of the international human rights law (e.g. the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and the criminal justice systems within each State, particularly Islamic law (Sharia).
This book explores the development of international human rights law over the last six decades (2010) by bringing together leading experts to reflect on different aspects of human rights law, not only considering and evaluating the developments so far, but also identifying relevant problems and proposing relevant possible perspectives for the continued positive future development of human rights law.
In this journal article, the author describes the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law, exposing the nuances and the controversy of their applications.
This article analyzes the International Committee of the Red Cross' "Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law" and its implications.
This market-leading textbook gives an authoritative account of international criminal law, and focuses on what the student needs to know - the crimes that are dealt with by international courts and tribunals as well as the procedures that police the investigation and prosecution of those crimes.
This Article considers the impact, or tremors, of paragraph 70 of the decision on interlocutory appeal on jurisdiction of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in Prosecutor v. Tadić, which was delivered in October 1995.
This article considers the provision of the Statute of the Court from the optic of generality, and assesses the extent to which this might affect our understanding of how notions of consent and consensus impact and should impact the making of public international law.
UNESCO has commissioned a series of publications to enhance global understanding of the nature, scope, motives and impact of attacks on education and of the work that is being done by communities, organizations and governments to prevent and respond to such violence.
The two aims of this study were to provide an overview of the evidence-base for mental health and psychosocial treatment for children and adolescents in areas affected by violence and to synthesize treatment descriptions and recommendations in order to summarize trends, including the non-researched, practical and grassroots context.
This book explores the problematic definition of torture in the UN Convention Against Torture, the substantive obligations of Sates parties, the principle of "non-refoulement", provisions for international monitoring, and the concept of preventative visits to all places of detention as contained in the Optional Protocol to the Convention.
This article traces the historical factors and trends which influenced the development of the ‘direct participation’ exception in its current form, revealing a tendency towards ‘humanizing’ the law in favour of civilians, notwithstanding their increased military value.
This research, undertaken from a comparative perspective with a view to identifying any patterns followed by Islamic countries in making declarations and reservations to the main international human rights treaties, seeks to measure and analyze to what extent Sharia affects the ratification and implementation of human rights norms by Muslim States.
The author analyses the question of in which situations either international humanitarian law or international human rights law is more specific and considers the procedural dimension of this interplay, in particular concerning the rules governing investigations into alleged violations, court access for alleged victims and reparations for wrongdoing.
In this speech delivered at the conference honoring Professor Dugard, President Higgins discusses various human rights issues that have come before the International Court of Justice, including self-determination, reservations to human rights treaties, the application of human rights instruments to occupied territories, and allegations of genocide by one state against another.
This book discusses the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law, its methodology and its rules and provides a critical analysis of them, as well as adds its own contribution to scholarship on the interpretation and application of international humanitarian law.
This article investigates the extent to which the extraterritorial activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) that violate international human rights law can give rise to home state responsibility.
This chapter of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Action describes the history of the drafting of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and sets out some of the core conceptual debates about economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC rights), including their justiciability and the nature of the relevant legal obligations.
This book presents an approach to human rights that goes beyond the traditional focus on states and outlines the human rights obligations of non-state actors and addresses some of the ways in which they can be held legally accountable in various jurisdictions.