Stop Torture:

    Taking a stand for human rights

    18 November 2014

    University of Florence

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  • Book review: Francesca Borri, "La Guerra Dentro", Bompiani, 2014

    Francesca Borri is a freelance journalist who, in 2012, decided to go to Syria to cover on-site the conflict between Bashar al-Assad’s forces and a variegated ensemble of rebel groups. La Guerra Dentro is the collection of her memories and thoughts throughout the months she spent trying to understand, report and make us understand Syrians and their ordinary life of need and fear...

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     The Antonio Cassese Travelling School is ready to open its doors!

    Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

    23-27 June 2014

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  • Antonio Cassese Initiative Prize

    The Jury for the Antonio Cassese Initiative Prize is pleased to announce that the winner of the Prize is Ms Hemi Mistry for her paper on The Paradox of Dissent: Judicial Dissent and the Project of International Criminal Justice.

    In awarding the Prize to Ms Hemi Mistry the Jury unanimously commends Ms Mistry for providing a  fresh view on the role played by dissent in relation to international criminal justice project and for putting forward a lucid reading on dissentient jurisprudence and practice at international criminal courts and tribunals.

    The awarding of this Prize is made possible thanks to the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum and Oxford University Press.

  • A Letter from the Antonio Cassese Initiative

    (April 2014, issue no. 1)

    “Meanwhile, I write”
    International Law seen from Aleppo

    by Francesca Borri (in the picture, while in Syria)

    The dead here are always in pairs. Next to a dead body, there is always the corpse of someone who instinctively ran to the rescue, and was hit by a sniper, or by a second missile - because nothing, in Aleppo, is more dangerous than a hospital, a bread line. Than a market. Nothing is more targeted than civilians.......
    To continue reading the 2014 first issue of the Antonio Cassese Initiative letter in pdf, clik here.

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