- Starts at: 19:00h
- Fee: Free
- Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
- Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
2517 JN The Hague
Over the past decades, there has been a great deal of attention for concepts aiming to prevent gross human rights violations, such as conflict prevention and the responsibility to protect.
Despite this shift in attention towards prevention, it has remained unclear what legal obligations states have to prevent gross human rights violations under international human rights law. For example, it is unclear what types of obligations states have at different points in time, when they are triggered, what concrete measures they may require and how they apply outside a state’s territory. This book launch of 'The Prevention of Gross Human Rights Violations Under International Human Rights Law' will offer a structured exploration of the topic and discuss some of the main findings.
Besides unclarity in relation to legal obligations to prevent, the connection (or perhaps disconnect) between the law and practice of prevention will be explored. Several experts will present their perspectives on/new developments in the area of prevention, such as the use of tech to monitor and prevent human rights violations and the complexities of sanctioning hate-speech as a measure to prevent genocide.
- Nienke van der Have, Senior Legal Specialist - Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands: ‘The Prevention of Gross Human Rights Violations Under International Human Rights Law’
- Audrey Fino, International Lawyer, Former OHCHR and ICTY staff member: ‘Sanctioning Hate Speech as a Measure of Preventing Genocide: Balancing Rights’
- Emma Irving, Assistant Professor, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University: ‘The Role of Tech in Preventing Human Rights Violations: Changes to the Scope of Obligations?’
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