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The Effects of International Human Rights Law on International Investment Law

Betül Durmuş is a PhD candidate at Koç University Public Law programme

This blog post surveys the key findings of our Reader of Top Fifty Cases on the effects of international human rights law (IHRL) on international investment law (IIL). These two branches have the potential to interrelate mainly in two ways. First, the protection afforded to foreign investors in the IIL regime can intersect with the rights protected in the IHRL regime.

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The Effects of International Human Rights Law on International Criminal Law

Dr. Alexandre Skander Galand is a Newton Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Global Public Law, Koç University.

International Criminal Law (ICL) might be one of the fields of international law where the effects of International Human Rights Law (IHRL) have been the most apparent. It felt almost artificial while putting together our Annotated Compilation of Case Law on the Effects of IHRL on other Branches of International Law (Reader) to limit ourselves to only 10 cases that represent the effects of IHRL on ICL.

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The Effects of International Human Rights Law on International Humanitarian Law

Dr. Alexandre Skander Galand is a Newton Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Global Public Law, Koç University.

The Center for Global Public Law of Koç University and the Human Rights Center of the University of Essex have been running a research project since September 2015 on the effects of international human rights law (IHRL) on other branches of international law.

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The Czechoslovakian Restitution Cases: Article 26 of the ICCPR v. Ratione Temporis

Lawrence Cenk Laws is an LLM Candidate in Public International Law at Koç University. He has been a Oxford Reporter on International Human Rights Law since December 2015.

The Human Rights Committee (the Committee) is a quasi-judicial body. It is then no surprise that the Committee, like many other judicial bodies, has been criticized for allegedly broadening its scope and powers. The newest battleground in the struggle to clarify the scope of the Committee’s powers surrounds Article 26 (the right to non-discrimination) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). 

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Right to Individual Petition before UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: the softly-spoken enforcer of human rights treaties?

By Başak Çalı, Alexandre Skander Galand, and Valentina Azarova

Compared to regional human rights courts, the jurisprudence of the UN treaty body committees is not, with some exceptions, very well known to international scholars and students.

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Two paths to Transitional Justice: A comparison of the European Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee’s approaches to Bosnian Enforced Disappearance Cases

Betül Durmuş;  Ph.D. Candidate, Koç University Law School

Following its independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in March 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina went through three and a half years of armed conflict, which ended with the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina in December 1995.

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Internal Relocation Alternative: Where does the Human Rights Committee Stand?

Kübra Berberoğlu, Oxford Human Rights Law Reporter

In its 112th session, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) in 2014, made its internal relocation alternative debut in the case of B.L. v. Australia.

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Contending with the Limits of Extraterritorial Regulation of Transnational Corporate Wrongs

Dr Valentina Azarova is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Global Public Law, Koç University, where she researches peer enforcement and internalisation of international law by domestic orders. She is also Legal Adviser to the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), a collective working to challenge transnational activities that contribute to rights abuses.

In the wake of the 5th UN Business and Human Rights Forum, which took place in Geneva last week, a reflection on the efforts to implement the business and human rights (BHR) framework in international law seems in order. In particular, this post addresses the as yet underwhelming efforts of home-states to regulate overseas business, which contribute to some of the most egregious human rights violations and perpetuate a North-South dynamic of exploitation.

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A Scrutiny of Algeria’s Responses to Individual Petitions before the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Seçil Bilgiç, Oxford UN Human Rights Bodies Reporter; Senior Law student at Koc University, Double Major with International Relations

The clash between Algeria and the United Nations Human Rights Committee (hereinafter “HRC”) regarding the former’s domestic law titled Ordinance No. 06-01 enacting the Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation is becoming more and more acute as the violation decisions by the HRC concerning Ordinance No 06-01 are piling up.

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Compatibility with the object & purpose test and Turkey’s reservations to international human rights instruments

Zeynep Elibol [Research Assistant, Koç University Law School, PhD Candidate in International Law, Istanbul University]

In both cycles of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Turkey rejected all recommendations that asked for withdrawal of  her reservations to “the core International Human Rights Instruments”.

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