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15 February 2015

SHARES News Items Overview: 16 January 2015-15 February 2015

This is our News Items Overview of 16 January 2015-15 February 2015, a summary of recent news relating to shared responsibility. (more…)

8 February 2015

The chaos in Libya is also the responsibility of Europe

In December 2014, the United Nations reported that in the previous months hundreds of civilians had been killed in the struggle between armed militias in Libya, and that the acts of the militias might amount to crimes against humanity. It seems like a déjà vu. In February 2011, a popular uprising started in Libya and was brutally repressed by the regime of Colonel Qadhafi, who was eventually charged with committing crimes against humanity. The UN Security Council decided to authorize the use of military force on humanitarian grounds, in order to protect civilians. The ensuing NATO operation, which lasted from March to October 2011, resulted in the fall of the Qadhafi regime and in the establishment of a transitional government, which pledged full respect for human rights and international law. So, what has gone wrong – and what responsibility does the international community carry? (more…)

4 February 2015

The Ebola crisis: challenges for Global Health Law

Cross-posted on the Global Health Law Groningen Blog

The recent Ebola crisis has caused approximately 20.000 deaths so far. Compared to other global health crises, including the deaths caused by armed conflicts and chronic diseases, this is still a small amount. Yet, from a global and domestic health law and governance perspective, this crisis raises a number of vital questions and challenges, which were also addressed during a recent SHARES debate organised by the University of Amsterdam. It reveals a lack of good governance and leadership at both domestic and international levels. It challenges us to ask the questions: what went wrong, who is responsible, and for what? (more…)

15 January 2015

SHARES News Items Overview: 16 December 2014-15 January 2015

This is our News Items Overview of 16 December 2014-15 January 2015, a summary of recent news relating to shared responsibility. (more…)

15 December 2014

SHARES News Items Overview: 16 November 2014-15 December 2014

This is our News Items Overview of 16 November 2014-15 December 2014, a summary of recent news relating to shared responsibility. (more…)

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