When the line between terrorism and armed conflict is blurred and when the enemy becomes a terrorist, humanitarian action is most at stake. How exactly does this recent tendency to tighten counter-terrorism policies impede the work of the ICRC?
The rapid integration of new artificial intelligence systems into our lives has raised a number of grave human rights concerns. A proactive regulatory framework is necessary to address the potential for profuse systemic bias in these systems.
With the pending case of Hanan v. Germany, the Grand Chamber has the opportunity to consider anew whether airstrikes fall within the jurisdiction of the Convention, and clarify – once and for all – that Member States cannot do abroad what they cannot do at home.
Proposals for a temporary disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have fallen on deaf ears in most EU Member States. A common scheme should instead be embraced as a first step towards an EU approach to disembarkation.
The very recent ruling of the CJEU in DK (C-653/19 PPU, 28 November 2019) confirms the limited applicability of Directive 2016/343 on the presumption of innocence and fails to deal with overuse of pre-trial detention across the EU.