08 March 2018

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

UN & IGO news & publications:

Addressing Internal Displacement in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Violence (ICRC, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

General Comment No. 4 (2017) on the Implementation of Article 3 of the Convention in the Context of Article 22 (Committee against Torture, Feb. 20180 [text]
- Note: Art. 3 of the Convention against Torture deals with non-refoulement. "The General Comment helps Governments assess whether an asylum seeker faces a personal risk of torture or ill-treatment in his or her country of origin, if returned there. It provides a check list of guarantees and risk factors for governments to pay attention to." Read this related news release for more info.

High Commissioner’s Global Update of Human Rights Concerns, 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, 7 March 2018 [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

IDLO and UN Refugee Agency Strengthen Partnership (International Development Law Organization, March 2018) [text]

Oral Update on ExCom Conclusions, 71st Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 6-8 March 2018 [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/37/50 (UN Human Rights Council, Feb. 2018) [access]
- Focuses on "Migration-Related Torture and Ill-Treatment."

*The Refugee Concept under International Law (UNHCR, March 2018) [text]
- Prepared for the second round of intergovernmental negotiations taking place 12-15 March 2018.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: Our Government Might Not Organise a Party, but the Rest of Us Should (British Politics & Policy Blog, Feb. 2018 [text]


Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI) [info]
- New "programme to provide free or inexpensive access to legal information and training to promote research in low- and middle income countries and help strengthen the rule of law." Read more about it on ILO's web site.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (8 March 2018)

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