In the media

  • On the House of Wisdom podcast episode 13, Asser researcher Rumyana van Ark discusses the importance of the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Victoria Kerr, associate fellow of the Asser Institute, says to news agency AFP that it would be costly to establish a special court or tribunal for Russia's war crimes. The article appears in Le MondeBarron'sJusticeinfo.netExpaticaNewswav and Ansar News (5 December). 

  • An article for Dutch daily newspaper nederlandsdagblad covers Asser researcher Daniela Heerdt’s opinion on human rights violations and FIFA’s handling of human rights during the World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar (24 November 2022).
  • Daniela Heerdt, the Asser Institute sport and human rights researcher, is featured in an article from a Belgian newspaper De Morgen, addressing FIFA prohibiting football players from wearing OneLove rainbow armbands in the field which was a part of their LGBT+ rights advocating performance (23 November 2022).
  • In an interview with Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, Asser researcher Daniela Heerdt discusses Fifa’s banning of OneLove rainbow armbands at the World Cup. Heerdt is in Qatar to investigate the handling of human rights during the World Cup 2022 (23 November 2022).
  • In an article for Dutch newspaper Reformatorisch dagblad, Asser Institute sport and human rights researcher Daniela Heerdt shares her perspectives on possible boycott measures against the Qatar World Cup (19 November 2022).
  • Daniela Heerdt, sport and human rights expert at the Asser Institute, talks to Dutch newspaper Trouw about the human rights situation in Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup. 'More than ever, this World Cup is about human rights. FIFA and other sports organisations are feeling the pressure', she says (16 November 2022).   
  • UNESCO reflects on the 'Second Forum of Legal Actors on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists', co-organised by the Asser Institute, UNESCO and Free Press Unlimited, and praises the successful gathering of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, academics and representatives of legal institutions (11 October, 2022).
  • The Supreme Court of Paraguay looks back on the participation of judge Vivian López in the recent Forum of Legal Actors on the defence of freedom of expression, a three-day event co-organised by the Asser Institute, UNESCO and Free Press Unlimited. In The Hague, López shared best practices with other judges, public prosecutors and legal experts on the protection of this fundamental right. The judge concluded that "only with the guarantee of the exercise of freedom of expression, of the press and access to information, will democracy in our country be consolidated". (6 October 2022)
  • In its coalition agreement, The Hague Municipality draws up its plans to grow and renew its position as a facilitator of international education. Academic institutes like the Asser Institute, the International Institute of Social Studies and the Academy of International law already receive talent from all over the globe. (p. 20, in Dutch).
  • On AiR podcast, Asser researcher Taylor Woodcock discusses the implications of the development and use of military applications of AI for the international legal obligations applicable in armed conflict under international humanitarian law and international human rights law (2 October 2022).
  • In a Foreign Affairs article, Nader Nadery, an honorary senior fellow at the Asser Institute in the Netherlands and former Peace Negotiator for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, emphasises the importance of the U.S. government adopting a tough approach to the Taliban's human rights violations (September 19 2022).
  • Leon Castellanos-Janckiewizc was quoted by AlJazeera on the historic lawsuit that Mexico is pursuing in the Massachusetts District Court against ten US gun manufacturers and distributors. The lawsuit, 'Mexico vs Smith & Wesson et al', seeks damages from the companies for negligence leading to Mexico’s shocking rate of gun homicides and other gun violence, which is largely attributable to guns sold in the US and trafficked over the border (18 August 2022).
  • Leon Castellanos-Janckiewizc was quoted by News Express Nigeria on the historic lawsuit that Mexico is pursuing in the Massachusetts District Court against ten US gun manufacturers and distributors. The lawsuit, 'Mexico vs Smith & Wesson et al', seeks damages from the companies for negligence leading to Mexico’s shocking rate of gun homicides and other gun violence, which is largely attributable to guns sold in the US and trafficked over the border (18 August 2022).
  • In an article for The Sun, Nader Nadery, an honorary senior fellow at the Asser Institute, discusses the Taliban’s business relationship with Russia (17 August 2022). 
  • ICC marks 20th birthday with Ukraine in sights, ABC Nyheter article on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) legacy and contribution quoting Asser Institute researcher Victoria Kerr (6 July 2022).
  • ICC marks 20th birthday with Ukraine in sights, Agency France Press (AFP) quote Asser Institute researcher Victoria Kerr regarding the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) legacy and contributions (1 July 2022).
  • ICC marks 20th birthday with Ukraine in sights, International Business Times article, based on the AFP news piece, quote Asser Institute researcher Victoria Kerr regarding the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) legacy and contributions (1 July 2022).
  • ICC marks 20th birthday with Ukraine in sights, Digital Journal article, based on the AFP news piece, quote Asser Institute researcher Victoria Kerr regarding the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) legacy and contributions (1 July 2022).