Vacancy | Finance & Development Director - The Nuhanovic Foundation
The Nuhanovic Foundation is looking for an experienced Finance & Development Director to lead the strategic financial development of the organisation and provide support during its growth process.
Do you have experience in fundraising and a track record of scaling up non-profit initiatives? Then reach out to us at email@example.com with your CV, cover letter, and list of references.Click here
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Vacancy | Project Officer - Ukraine Legal Network
The Nuhanovic Foundation is looking for a Project Officer to join the team and support our new initiative, Ukraine Legal Network (ULN).
Are you a mid-level international activist lawyer with previous experience in organising, engaging with, and supporting survivor communities with the goal of achieving justice? Then reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, cover letter and contact information of three professional references.
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Press release | Research Report: Unfinished Past - Deprivation and Restoration of Rights
of Jewish Residents in the Municipalities of Maastricht, Amby, and Heer
On Wednesday, September 27th 2023, the final research report titled "Unfinished Past - Deprivation and Restoration of Rights of Jewish Residents in the Municipalities of Maastricht, Amby, and Heer" was presented at the synagogue in Maastricht, stemming from an investigation commissioned by the municipality of Maastricht.
This investigation and subsequent report delves into the municipality's role in the expropriation of Jewish property during the Second World War and the post war restoration of their property rights. The research was conducted by an independent team consisting of Marjolein Vlieks, the head of the Database at the Nuhanovic Foundation, René van Rijsselt, a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Management and Organisational Science at Utrecht University, and Erik van Rijsselt, a retired police sergeant in Maastricht with specialisation in local historical archival research pertaining to the Maastricht municipal police and their interactions with the Jewish residents.
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Press release | Dutch Supreme Court dismisses Ziada case against Israeli military commanders, pushing Palestinian victims into a legal black hole
Ismail Ziada’s civil claim against two senior Israeli military officials for the bombing of his family’s residence and the killing of six members of his family in Gaza in 2014 was dismissed by the Supreme Court of The Netherlands on Friday 25 August 2023. It is the end of the road for Mr. Ziada within the Dutch court system. He intends to bring his case to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that the dismissal of his case by the Dutch judiciary has violated his right to a fair hearing (Art.6 of the European Convention on Human Rights). The supreme court upheld earlier rulings that the two officials – as functionaries of the State of Israel whose wartime actions were carried out with the authority of the Israeli government – enjoy immunity from civil prosecution in the Dutch court system. Click here
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Press release | UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Abu Zubaydah v. the United States, Thailand, Poland, Morocco, Lithuania, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) has reached a groundbreaking decision in the case of Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) v. United States of America, Thailand, Poland, Morocco, Lithuania, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom. The UNWGAD decision finds that Mr. Zubaydah's detention has no lawful basis, and the US should immediately release him and provide reparation.
The UNWGAD also expresses ‘grave concern’ about detention at Guantanamo Bay and notes that systematic deprivation of liberty may ‘constitute crimes against humanity.’ The UNWGAD further expresses that the US should prioritise closing the Guantanamo Bay facility. The recently released decision of the UNWGAD is unprecedented in several ways, especially because it is the first international decision concerning the notorious torture and ongoing arbitrary detention of ‘forever prisoner’ Abu Zubaydah to be issued against the United States (US). Furthermore, it is the first international case finding against the U.K., Morocco, Thailand and Afghanistan for their roles in rendition, torture and arbitrary detention, and it is also the first case against multiple states for their contributions to rendition torture and detention at Guantanamo. Seven states have been found “jointly responsible” for the many ongoing violations of Abu Zubaydah’s rights established in the decision. The UN Working Group explicitly calls for Abu Zubaydah's release, rehabilitation and compensation, the closure of Guantanamo and the investigation of what it notably terms "crimes against humanity" at Guantanamo.
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Press release | Hope Rikkelman, Head of Iraq & Syria projects at The Nuhanovic Foundation, invited to serve as Panelist and receive a Humanitarian Award at the 2023 International Law Conference on the Status of Women
The Nuhanovic Foundation is delighted to announce that Hope Rikkelman, Head of Iraq and Syria projects at The Nuhanovic Foundation and Director of Yazidi Legal Network, has been invited by the United Nations and African Affairs Committees of the New York City Bar Association to serve as a panelist and receive a Humanitarian Award at the 2023 International Law Conference on the Status of Women, hosted at the New York City Bar Association on Wednesday, on 8th March, 2023.
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The International Law Conference on the Status of Women will take place at the New York City Bar Association on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM (New York Time).
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Press release | Verdict by The District Court of The Hague in Chora case
On Wednesday, 23rd November 2022, the District Court of The Hague delivered its verdict on the case of Chora plaintiffs vs The Dutch State. The Court ruled that the bombing by Dutch military of a Quala – an enclosed residential compound - in the district of Chora, Afghanistan in 2007, was unlawful and that the State must pay compensation to (the relatives of) the victims. The Dutch State failed to refute the contention that the attack was in violation of the international humanitarian law principle of distinction which requires that targeting must be done in such a way as to avoid civilian casualties wherever possible. The court was therefore bound to conclude that the bombardment was unlawful. The Dutch State is now liable to compensate the claimants, who lost in total twenty family members. The details of the compensation will be worked out in a following procedure.
The Nuhanovic Foundation warmly welcomes this courageous decision, since the Foundation has provided financial assistance from the onset by providing funds to cover the initial investigations into the case.
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Press release | Chora case
On Wednesday, 23rd November 2022, the District Court of The Hague will deliver its verdict on the Chora case that has been brought against the Dutch state for alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law during a battle for the town of Chora, Afghanistan in 2007 which resulted in the death of between 50-80 civilians. Click here
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Nuhanovic Foundation | 10 year celebrations
On the 7th of July, we celebrated our 10 years anniversary!