• Round Table ‘Strategic Human Rights Litigation’ - Symposium

    17 February 2017

    The Nuhanovic Foundation organizes Round Table 'Strategic Human Rights Litigation'
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    Prof. Duffy will present her report on the impact of strategic human rights litigation (SHRL).
    Based on experience to date, how should we understand the potential and limitations of the role of the courts in effecting human rights change? How should we understand ‘strategic’ litigation and what impact - positive or negative - has that litigation had, and what factors have influenced this? What are some of the challenges that arise in practice in protecting and promoting human rights through litigation? What strategies have enhanced the effectiveness of SHRL as a tool for legal, social or political change?
    These are some of the important questions participants to this Round Table will seek to answer. It will provide participating human rights practitioners, academics and activists with an opportunity to exchange experience and strategic thinking on the burgeoning field of SHRL.
    This event is organized by the War Reparations Centre of UvA and the Nuhanovic Foundation, in cooperation with Professor Helen Duffy.
    About the speaker
    Prof. Helen Duffy is Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at Leiden University. She also runs Human Rights in Practice, an international practice based in the Hague that specializes in strategic litigation before regional and international human rights courts and bodies.
    More about the speaker

    The event is closed. If you are interested in participating please contact the organizers Frederiek de Vlaming ( and Nienke van der Have (
    Location: Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

  • Lecture by Syrian human rights lawyer Anwar Al-Bunni: the situation in Syria and accountability for international crimes

    14 December 2016

    Wednesday the 14th of December, 4-5.30 pm
    Amnesty International, Keizersgracht 177, 1016 DR Amsterdam    
    To register, send e-mail to
    More info on Facebook or
    Organized by Nuhanovic Foundation, Syria Legal, Amnesty International

  • International People’s Tribunal on Crimes against Humanity Indonesia 1965 judgement available

    12 September 2016

    The International People’s Tribunal on Crimes against Humanity Indonesia 1965 - judgement available now! Also see website Tribunal 1965.

  • Lecture on War Crimes accountability Syria

    22 August 2016

    Lecture 26 August 2016

    Accountability for war crimes: the case of Syria by Mohammad Al Abdallah Executive Director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Center Organized by the War Reparations Center (UvA), Syria Legal Network-NL and the Nuhanovic Foundation  26 August

    12.00 to 13.00 pm Location: Law Faculty UvA Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 Room TBA Contact and registration or


  • International People’s Tribunal on Crimes against Humanity Indonesia 1965 judgement out!

    20 July 2016

    July 20: International People’s Tribunal on Crimes against Humanity Indonesia 1965 judgement out! NF & War Reparations Centre organize special meeting Universiteitsbibliotheek of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
    8.50 a.m., free entrance, Dutch spoken!

  • Syria event Kriterion

    20 June 2016

    War Reparations Centre

    20 June 2016: Nuhanovic Foundation co-hosted a public event on International Investigations into War Crimes in Syria.

    More Information: Facebook.
    Location: KRITERION Cinema - Roetersstraat 170, Amsterdam

  • Nuhanovic Foundation Reparations Lecture in Dubrovnik this summer

    14 June 2016

    NF Reperations Lecture in Dubrovnik this summer

    For the second time Nuhanovic Foundation researcher Kate Clark will lecture on the international law of war reparations at the summer university organised by the Geoffrey Nice Foundation, in Dubrovnik 12-15 July.

  • Nuhanovic Foundation co-founder of Syria Legal Network NL for training and capacity sharing on justice and reparations

    1 March 2016

    In March 2016 the Nuhanovic Foundation co-founded the Syria Legal Network NL  supporting Syrian lawyers and human rights activists residing in the Netherlands and providing training in the field of transitional justice.

  • Nuhanovic Foundation supports the civil proceedings before a Dutch court by Somali vic-tims of a US drone attack in 2014

    14 June 2016

    In January 2014 two children were killed by an American missile. The US operation was meant to eliminate Ahmed Godane and resulted in the killing of several Al Shabaab members. At that time, no civilian casualties were reported by any media or western officials. The case against the Dutch government is being pursued on the basis of its co-responsibility for providing information about the location of the terrorist convoy to US. Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have shown that Dutch military intelligence agency intercepted millions of telephone calls and text messages by Somalis and also shared the information with USA. If successful, the case would prove to be a milestone and warning for the rest of the European states who provide information that results in civilian death. The case is now in its initial stages and Dutch and Somalian lawyers are in the process of gathering vital evidence.

  • Symposium on Indonesia's 1965 genocide

    1 June 2016

    The Nuhanovic Foundation supported the International People’s Tribunal 1965 on Indonesia, held in The Hague, the Netherlands November 2015.
    The Tribunal resulted, among others, in a government supported two-day symposium in Jakarta in April 2016 on the 1965 mass killings. The event discussed the darkest chapter of the country’s past, during which an estimated of 500,000 members of Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), ethnic Chinese and alleged leftists were killed by the armed forces and millions were imprisoned without trial. The symposium was the first of its kind, organised by the Indonesian government to ‘dissect the 1965 tragedy’. The focus was on acknowledging facts and recognising victims rather than attributing blame. The event sparked controversy when Indonesia’s minister for political, legal and security affairs said that the government would not make an apology for the violence that occurred in 1965. Human rights activists boycotted the symposium calling it a ‘one-sided’ initiative which would maintain the impunity of the guilty. The timing of the symposium suggests that the government feels under pressure due to the work of human rights groups and researchers both within Indonesia and around the world.