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9780719079740_C03.qxd 3a 22/2/10 15:10 Page 61 Stephen Shute Mental illness, preventive detention, prison, and human rights1 Throughout his long and distinguished career, Larry Gostin has campaigned tirelessly to improve the way modern societies treat those experiencing mental illness. In his essay for the Oxford Amnesty Lectures, Gostin again turns his attention to this topic. Using language that pulls no punches, he catalogues the appalling inhumanities that people with mental illness have had to endure and condemns what he describes as a ‘vicious cycle

in Incarceration and human rights
Rethinking Digital Divides by Linda Leung
Antonio Díaz Andrade

with individuals from refugee backgrounds. The book addresses the overarching question of how individuals from refugee backgrounds use digital technology to fulfil their communication and information needs. In doing so, Leung describes the scenarios and challenges that refugees face in the three stages that typically describe their journeys: before displacement, during displacement (in transit, refugee camps or detention centres) and resettlement. In her analysis, she rejects the simplistic

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Caroline Abu Sa’Da, General Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse
Juliano Fiori

acknowledges the fact that dealing with migration today in Europe is extremely political. It points to existing maritime law and international humanitarian law to remind states of their obligations. And what’s really interesting since the end of June is that we have ended up in a situation in which rogue European states are deliberately throwing the law to the dogs. Now we know exactly what’s going on in Libya. We know that European states are responsible for refoulement , sending people back to torture, rape and detention in Libya. This is completely

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

, Sicily, ordered her release after throwing out two of the charges. The Italian Supreme Court later upheld that decision. For several days, the stand-off involving the Sea-Watch 3 and the Italian government, and the subsequent detention of Rackete dominated the news both in Italy and in Germany. In Italy, Salvini took to Twitter to attack Rackete, accusing her and her crew of being the ‘accomplices of traffickers and smugglers’ and running a ‘pirate ship’ ( BBC News, 2019 ). Both L’Espresso , Italy’s premier news magazine, and its German equivalent, Der Spiegel

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet
,
Sarah Chynoweth
,
Sarah Martin
,
Chen Reis
,
Henri Myrttinen
,
Philipp Schulz
,
Lewis Turner
, and
David Duriesmith

this violence. 2 Misconception 1: Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Men and Boys Is Almost Always Perpetrated in Detention and Imprisonment A common misconception is that conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys is almost always perpetrated in detention and imprisonment, often as a form of torture. Yet where and when sexual violence against men and boys is perpetrated is dependent on the setting, the type of conflict, the parties to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Fabrice Weissman

freedom. Nor did it provide any official details about the circumstances, detention conditions, kidnappers or their demands. Refusing to answer journalists’ questions about current or past abductions, humanitarian organisations also tend to keep information from their own staff. Unless they personally know the managers handling the kidnappings, aid workers must rely on their organisation’s public version of the facts (i.e. ‘No comment’) and the more or less credible information

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Military Tactic or Collateral Damage?
Abdulkarim Ekzayez
and
Ammar Sabouni

international warfare norms ( WHO, 2018 ; ICRC, 2017 ). Moreover, some researchers consider Syria to be the most dangerous place on earth for medical workers in what has been termed to be a ‘weaponisation of health care’ ( Fouad et al. , 2017 ). In 2011, violence against healthcare was taking forms of attacks on health personnel, such as kidnapping, torture and detention, and blocking access to healthcare through deprivation of medical supplies and detention of patients seeking healthcare. Health personnel subjected to this violence were mostly those who were involved in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Irina Mützelburg (October 2022)
Brendan Lawson
,
Joël Glasman
, and
Irina Mützelburg

, www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/26/map-which-countries-are-accepting-ukrainian-refugees-interactive . BBC News ( 2022 ), ‘ “You Can’t Imagine the Conditions” – Accounts Emerge of Russian Detention Camps ’, 25 April, sec. Europe, www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61208404 . Business Standard India ( 2022 ), ‘ Ukraine Crisis: UNHCR Predicts 4 Mn Will Flee to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Hakim Khaldi

exploratory mission, it was decided to maintain the Atmeh project on the border (where thousands of displaced people would later seek refuge) rather than go deeper in-country, as this would increase the teams’ exposure to the different forms of violence generated by the war (airstrikes, mortar attacks, armed robberies, kidnapping, arrest, detentions, etc.). New Projects In the wake of the exploratory mission, two

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Sean Healy
and
Victoria Russell

been deeply involved in, reportedly in exchange for cash payments. At sea, this involved financing the Libyan coastguard so it could ‘turn back’ boats they found at sea and forcibly return the people intercepted at sea to the detention centres. Relations between the NGO vessels and the Libyan coastguard rapidly deteriorated, including botched rescues, threats of legal action, shots fired ( Sea-Watch, 2017 ). After July 2017, this policy resulted in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs