Essays about: "torture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 51 essays containing the word torture.

  1. 1. The extraterritorial application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention against Torture in frozen conflict regions as a tool of ensuring the prohibition of torture — the cases of Transnistria and Abkhazia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Lidia Carchilan; [2019]
    Keywords : frozen conflict; grey zones; extraterritoriality; jurisdiction; state responsibility; torture; de facto governments; effective control; Transnistria; Abkhazia; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The existence of frozen conflicts in Europe are posing difficulties in the application of international human rights treaties. This is due to, de facto governments of break-away regions not cooperating with international mechanisms and refusing to comply with regional and international instruments. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sexual violence in non-international armed conflict: a tactic of warfare or an act of torture under international law?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Tyson Nicholas; [2019]
    Keywords : Conflict-related sexual violence; sexual violence in armed conflict; war crime; crime against humanity; genocide; torture; tactic of warfare; international humanitarian law; international human rights law; international criminal law; non-international armed conflict; UN Security Council Resolution 1820 2008 ; Un Security Council Resolution 1325 200 ; Women Peace and Security; South Sudan; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Conflict-related sexual violence should not be regarded just a symptom of war or evidence of its violent excess. It is criminalised as a violation of international law, as a war crime, a crime against humanity and, in some cases, as a component of genocide. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sanctions as a tool for compliance : A quantitative study on violations of international humanitarian law and imposition of economic sanctions

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Johanna Mäkinen; [2019]
    Keywords : economic sanctions; international humanitarian law; child soldiers; terror; torture; sexual violence; one-sided violence;

    Abstract : The 1990’s did not only see the end of the Cold War, it experienced several man-made humanitarian crises, an emerging debate on the responsibility to protect, and an increased number of sanctions. All at the same time. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Agony of The Supermax Confinement: Indefinite Isolation in The Name of Security

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Malak Taleb; [2019]
    Keywords : supermax prisons; solitary confinement; human rights; torture; Foucault; Agamben; Goffman;

    Abstract : The main area of inquiry for this thesis is super-maximum security prisons or as commonly referred to “supermax prisons”. First, the thesis traces the shift from the use of physical punishment to the use of disciplinary measures in punitive institutions and the development of the modern prison until it reaches its latest form as embodied in the supermax model. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stories That Cut Across: The Case of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Calais, France

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Ismael Omer; [2018]
    Keywords : Social torture; Transit Migration; Immigration; Refugees; Asylum Seekers; Calais; France; UK; EU;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I sought to accomplish two things. First, the thesis is written in a reflexive and even an auto-ethnographic manner. READ MORE