Peace and Justice:
extra reading materials

Together with the DST speakers, we assembled some interesting extra materials for you.
Read, watch and attend the lectures to discuss and dig into the details!
Video recording of the lecture "Challenging the Boundaries of Citizenship in the name of Integration" that was given by Kristin Henrard, Professor of Fundamental Rights and Minorities at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, in Moscow on the 07 February 2019 at the Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka).
Barbora Hola speaks on the Hague Talks: Overambitious international criminal justice promises more than it can deliver
Barbora Hola is the co-director of the Centre for International Criminal Justice. She talks about the rehabilitation and reintegration of war criminals by international courts and tribunals. International criminal courts and tribunals also aim to rehabilitate their convicts. More than half of those sentenced by the Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals have already been released from prisons. They do not have to acknowledge their responsibility and can return back to their societies, often as war heroes. Is this the right approach? And is offender rehabilitation an appropriate goal for international criminal justice?
A short film about human rights
Animated TED video clip on human rights. In 4,5 minutes you will learn how the current understanding of human rights has developed, why a fair and just society remains an unreachable ideal and why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been criticised.

A short film about the European Court of Human Rights
A 15-minute overview of the history of the ECHR since its founding in 1959. It explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activities through examples from case law.

Blog on ECHR
This is a portal to information on the European Court of Human Rights and its judgments and decisions selected and presented by Antoine Buyse, a professor of human rights at Utrecht University and the director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights. The blog includes recent articles and debate papers on current cases and developments.

Human Rights for Open Societies
An introductory course to one of the world's most intricate human rights systems: the European Convention on Human Rights. It provides an overview of the most difficult dilemmas the ECHR is facing: freedom of expression and assembly, the right to vote, the prohibition of discrimination and the rights of migrants and refugees. The course will also touch on situations when rights can be restricted.
Academic articles by Larissa van den Herik
Two articles suggested by the speaker: 1. "Sharing the Law: The Appeal of International Criminal Law for International Commissions of Inquiry;" and 2. "An Inquiry into the Role of Commissions of Inquiry in International Law: Navigating the Tensions between Fact-Finding and Application of International Law."

International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague
International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal in The Hague and examines how these institutions address contemporary problems. On the basis of selected cases, and through interviews with judges and lawyers, you will explore the role of these courts and tribunals and their potential to contribute to global justice.