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UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

UN Basic Principles

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Nelson Mandela’s legacy in South Africa today: the responsibility of the ‘born-free’ generation

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela’s legacy in current South Africa emerges from his almost inimitable dedication to improving the lives of all South Africans. Although this aspiration remains largely unfulfilled, his inspiration still resonates with many South Africans. Democratic South Africa has achieved undeniable gains such as the right to vote, basic education, and primary health care; the introduction of an extensive social security system that has lifted many people out of poverty; the provision of affordable housing and basic services to millions. However, it is common knowledge that true prosperity remains lost in the quagmire of social, economic and political challenges confronting South Africa today.

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Sexual violence as a weapon of war - support to victims and survivors

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Diversity in Peacekeeping makes the Difference!

International Peacekeeping Day

This article will address the added value that women can bring to peacekeeping missions and some of the challenges women may face.

The International Day of Women Judges

The 10th of March 2022 marks the first International Day of Women Judges.

This article discusses the much needed opportunity to reflect on the work that still has to be done to improve gender equality, both in the judiciary and in the law more generally.

The International Day of commemoration in memory of the victim of the Holocaust: Why it matters?

International Day of commemoration in memory of the victim of the Holocaust

The Holocaust, as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres observes, reverberates through the United Nations. It can be traced in the founding documents of the Organization in the commitment to multinational action to protect future generations from the scourge of war and atrocity crimes such as those committed by the Nazis and their collaborators, that found genocidal expression against Jewish children, women, and men, as well as the Roma and Sinti.

UN Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day and Judges Around the World

Background to the Femicide Watch Initiative

United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Femicide Watch Prevention initiative aims at fostering the creation of observatories or watch bodies to monitor and better inform Government’s response to and prevention of femicide or gender-related killings of women and girls.

Common Agenda

United Nations Common Agenda Report on Multilateralism

The author presents the UN Secretary-General’s vision of the future of global cooperation rooted in an inclusive, networked, and effective multilateralism. It describes a recently published UN Report titled "Common Agenda".

The International Criminal Court’s New Chief Prosecutor: Challenges and Opportunities

International Criminal Justice Day

The International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first and only permanent body set up to investigate and prosecute the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression, is currently conducting investigations in 14 situations, prosecuting 30 cases, and considering whether to open formal investigations in another 8 situations.

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Die Vereinten Nationen bezeichnen bestimmte Tage, Wochen, Jahre und Jahrzehnte als Anlässe, um Ereignisse oder Themen zu markieren, die durch Bewusstsein und Handeln die Ziele der Organisation fördern. Es sind ein oder mehrere Mitgliedsstaaten, die diese Gedenktage vorschlagen, und die Generalversammlung legt sie mit einer Resolution fest.

Die KAS New York möchte ein regelmäßiges virtuelles Gespräch über diese Themen anregen, indem sie eine Gruppe von Experten einlädt, über die zugeordneten internationalen Tage der Vereinten Nationen zu schreiben und zu reflektieren.

Als Teil unserer Rechtsstaatlichkeitsprojekte zielt dieser Blog auch darauf ab, das Bewusstsein für die internationalen Gerechtigkeitstage und die Arbeit, die die Vereinten Nationen bei der Verwirklichung von Frieden und Gerechtigkeit auf der ganzen Welt geleistet haben, zu schärfen, sowie eine weltweite Diskussion über den Beitrag der Vereinten Nationen zur Stärkung der Unabhängigkeit der Justiz zu führen.

 

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