News archive 2016
Lecture by Syrian human rights lawyer Anwar Al-Bunni: the situation in Syria and accountability for international crimes13 December 2016
Wednesday the 14th of December, 4-5.30 pm
Amnesty International, Keizersgracht 177, 1016 DR Amsterdam
More info on Facebook or www.syrialegalnetwork.nl
Organized by Nuhanovic Foundation, Syria Legal Network.nl, Amnesty International
Lecture on War Crimes accountability Syria21 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 http://syriaaccountability.org/) Organized by the War Reparations Center (UvA), Syria Legal Network-NL and the Nuhanovic Foundation 26 August
International People’s Tribunal on Crimes against Humanity Indonesia 1965 judgement out!19 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 Kriterion19 June 2016
20 June 2016: Nuhanovic Foundation co-hosted a public event on International Investigations into War Crimes in Syria.
Nuhanovic Foundation Reparations Lecture in Dubrovnik this summer13 June 2016
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 reparations29 February 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 201413 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 genocide31 May 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.
Strategic Litigation Project12 June 2016
The Nuhanovic Foundation, in collaboration with Helen Duffy is working on the ‘Strategic Litigation’ project. The project aims to enhance understanding of the role, potential and limitations of human rights litigation and to provide practical tools to those considering utilising litigation in their human rights work. The project is in the phase of drafting a report which would provide a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of Strategic Human Rights Litigation. In cooperation with the UvA War Reparations Centre, the Nuhanovic Foundation plans to hold a round table in September this year. For more information: F.deValming@uva.nl.
More information about Duffy’s work
Nuhanovic Foundation undertakes study into the re-use of frozen assets15 June 2016
In cooperation with law students of the University of Amsterdam, the Nuhanovic Foundation is undertaking a study on the legal framework of the possibilities of the re-use of frozen assets by victims of violations human rights and international humanitarian law. The foundation seeks experts in the field to comment on the report’s first draft.
Nuhanovic Foundation new board members15 June 2016
In May 2016 lawyers Tosca Urbanus and Szilvia Csevár and Frank van Vliet, business administrator of Erasmus University, were welcomed as new board members. More information on our page, ‘Who we are’ soon!