Please follow the [LINK] to read "Boris Becker: Diplomatische Immunität als Sonderbotschafter der Zentralafrikanischen Republik (ZAR)? The IFHV's Maximilian Bertamini, together with Professor Thomas Feltes and Katrin List authored a contribution for the edited volume "Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Civic Education", just published by Springer.The chapter is entitled "Refugees and Social/Criminal Behaviour: More Refugees, More Offenders, More Crime? It addresses the development of crimes committed by and against refugees in light of the 2015/2016 mass migrations to Germany and deals with the paradox of citizens' personal impressions of sharp rises in crime, while in fact the crime rates for most offences are constantly declining.The panelists engaged the question how over the time the law and constitutional case law in Germany and in the US has developed and which comparisons can be drawn between the two legal orders in this regard. Judit Beke-Martos of the Center for International Affairs of RUB's law faculty and attended by about 40 to 50 participants. Dennis Dijkzeul delivered a Certified Course on Program / Project Cycle Management and Evaluation at the APPRO - Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization in Kabul, Afganistan.30 Afghan professionals from civil society organizations, UN organizations, the media and public institutions attended the course, which is part of an ongoing cooperation between APPRO and the IFHV.Today, Mirza Dinnayi gave a presentation at the IFHV on “The ongoing Genocide of the Yazidis”.Dinnayi is the founder and director of Luftbrücke Irak, a humanitarian organization that works to provide mental-health and legal support to Iraqi victims of torture in Germany.The talk was held as part of the IFHV's research cluster on "Collective Violence".
The discussions focused on European strategies to combat human trafficking, developing mechanisms to improve cooperation and information sharing, strengthening multi-agency responses and safeguarding victims.
Call for Applications - NOHA Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action Ruhr University Bochum - specific scholarships are available for the NOHA programme starting in September 2018. The IFHV's Christian Gudehus, together with Sebastian Wessels has just published a book chapter on "Symbolischer Interaktionismus", in: Oliver Decker (ed.). Today, members of the IFHV´s research project "Organisational Perspectives on Human Security Standards for Refugees in Germany" (funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation) organised the second networking event to bring together various researchers on forced migration which are centred at Ruhr University Bochum.
Please follow the [LINK] to read "America (and its Allies) First – Human Rights Second: On the US’ Decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council".
Participants also discussed the organisation of upcoming networking events and opportunities for potential cooperation with other stakeholders.
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