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New Publication: Report on the Health Care for Asylum-seeking Children in the Netherlands (in Dutch)

Date:26 July 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
The report titled “Quickscan Gezondheidszorg asielzoekerskinderen in Nederland” was commissioned and published by the UNICEF-led Working Group on Children in Asylum Seeker Centres (Werkgroep Kind in azc).

Insights from the OHCHR Expert Meeting on Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law

Date:07 June 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
On 2 June 2016, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized an expert meeting titled “Non-refoulement in International Human Rights Law” in Geneva. During the meeting, representatives from academia, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), OHCHR, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), human rights treaty bodies and courts as well as members of non-governmental organizations voiced their ideas on this matter. The meeting aimed to clarify the scope and future of the principle of non-refoulement as well as to highlight possible legal and policy avenues and challenges. One of our GHLG members, Veronika Flegar was invited to speak about her research on extreme poverty, vulnerability and non-refoulement.

Event: Empowerment of Refugee Women and Girls

Date:12 May 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
Interactive event about the Empowerment of Refugee Women and Girls on 24 May 2016 at 3.30pm in Groningen.

Upcoming GHLG event: Doorwerking sociaal-economische mensenrechten

Date:07 April 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
Op 28 april 2016 zal Gerrit-Jan Pulles, advocaat bij Van der Woude de Graaf een lezing houden over de doorwerking van sociaal-economische mensenrechten in de nationale rechtspraktijk.

Human Rights in a Downward Spiral?

Date:24 November 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
With the high number of asylum seekers arriving in Europe, states increasingly struggle to simultaneously accommodate the interests of their citizens and abide by their human rights obligations.

Conscientious Objection or Conscious Oppression?

Date:14 September 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
In October 2012, Uruguay passed Law 18,987 that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of gestation.

Inter-American Human Rights Treaty on the Rights of Older People

Date:08 September 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
On 15 June 2015, the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons during the General Assembly of the institution.

Human rights and public health; towards a balanced relationship

Date:08 August 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Does the right to health embrace claims to public health? And how should we exercise such claims? In international law there are many references to the protection of public health contrasting with other interests, including the interests of trade, commerce, intellectual property protection, transportation, and warfare.

Newspaper article on the reception of undocumented migrants (in Dutch)

Date:30 April 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Veronika Flegar and Brigit Toebes recently published an opinion piece on the current debate around minimum reception facilities for rejected asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in the two Dutch newspapers Dagblad van het Noorden and Leeuwarder Courant.

“Illegal immigrants” have basic social rights – or do they not?

Date:16 April 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
A couple of months have passed since the CEC v the Netherlands ruling of the European Social Committee (ESC) on 10 November 2014 but the Netherlands is still hesitant to take steps to ensure basic social rights of undocumented migrants.