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disaster resilience. Second, protection and assistance in the event of disasters should not be motivated by benevolence and charity, but undertaken as a legal responsibility, as a duty to be met in particular by public authorities. It is here that human rights emerge as a pertinent paradigm: such legal

In: Yearbook of International Disaster Law Online

not new to human existence – think, for example, on the widespread of plagues or famine during the middle ages – we live today in what German sociologist Ulrich Beck has famously called a global risk society. 1 According to Beck, we are living a new modernity. The first modernity transformed the

In: Yearbook of International Disaster Law Online
Author: Yael Danieli

unrelieved active guilt feelings … [out of their] mistaken belief that any survivor must have committed immoral acts. … As a result of the focus on the relief of active guilt feelings (which do not exist in reality), these patients have not been helped to relate constructively to their present life. Instead

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
Author: Luc Walleyn

basis, have explored new avenues to justice. Sometimes they were supported by motivated prosecutors and judges, often they had to overcome the opposition from prosecutors with a conservative reflex. The cases against Nazi criminals and collaborators Barbie, Touvier and Papon in France, those against the

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

South Africans to liberate themselves, were for monetary gain. We are convinced that, to the millions who spared neither life nor limb in struggle, there is no bigger prize than freedom itself, and a continuing struggle to build a better life for all. 50 This statement makes Mbeki’s distaste for

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
Author: Sareta Ashraph

reparations. A Overview of the Syrian Conflict In February 2011, Syrians took to the streets, inspired by the Arab Spring but motivated by more immediate grievances, including rural poverty and corruption. Their demands – for more expansive democratic rights and the release of political prisoners 4 – were

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

informed about the work of the Truth, Dialogue and Reconciliation Commission ( cvdr by its French acronym), or current reparations policies. We perceived even some disdain from educated and articulated leaders in the capital towards victims without economic resources or those living in the provinces, in a

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

When the Extraordinary African Chambers ( eac ) sentenced Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré to life in prison in 2016, the moment was celebrated as the perfect end to the fight for justice led by his victims and activists, a fight which spanned several decades and stretched across Europe and

In: Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

tongue, religious practice, effective participation in public life, etc. through quiet discussions with moderate interlocutors. Fourth, the HCNM office realized the tour de force of performing as an impartial supporter of both established governments and peaceful national minorities groups through a

In: Security and Human Rights
Author: Karen da Costa

of life or death when a serious hazard such as an earthquake occurs. In 2011, the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan caused fewer deaths than the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti the year before. In Japan, under the triple situation of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency at the

In: Security and Human Rights