Entries by Creating Rights

“Who killed my brother?” The story of Luciano Arruga

By Njomza Miftari  “Enforced disappearances” is a phrase that is not frequently mentioned in the European human rights context, however, this is not the case in regions such as Latin America where enforced disappearances has dreadfully impacted thousands of families in the last decades. “Who killed my brother?”, is a documentary directed by Ana Fraile […]

Women are heroes by JR

By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez  I went to JR’s exposition Momentum at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (in English European House of Photography) in Paris mainly because I was interested in one of his projects: Women are heroes. Maybe I should warn you that, if you decide to go to this exhibition after reading this article, you […]

#metoo allegations rock the ballet world

By Nolwenn Guibert Ballet was born during the Renaissance in the courts of Italy and developed further under Louis XIV of France. Different “schools” or artistic methods later evolved in Russia, Sweden the United Kingdom, and the USA. Tradition is central to the teaching and transmission of ballet. Ballet students around the world perpetuate this […]

Expressing the Complexity of Gender Based Violence through Art and Poetry – An Emotional Journey

By Andrea Breslin Last week I attended the launch of an Art and Poetry Exhibition on Gender Based Violence in Inspire Gallery, in Dublin City Centre. This exhibition was developed to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th November) and more generally the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender […]

The haunting shadows of the trauma of forced marriages during the Khmer Rouge Regime expressed through classical dance

By Nolwenn Guibert On 16 November 2018, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) pronounced its judgement in Case 002/02 against NUON Chea, the Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and KHIEU Samphan, the Head of State of Democratic Kampuchea. In a landmark ruling, the two most […]

Young Liberian artists join the debate over accountability for war-time crimes

By Felix Lüth*** The movement demanding accountability for crimes committed during the two civil wars in Liberia was recently joined by a new and somewhat unusual group – young Liberian artists. So far, the debate (see previous blog posts here and here) had been carried by established justice advocates including prominent journalists, lawyers and other […]

Celebrations of the 20 years of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Paris

See below for English Exposition « Juger/Créer. Regards sur la Cour pénale internationale » Du lundi 26 novembre jusqu’au vendredi 14 décembre 2018. Entrée libre du lundi au samedi, de 14H à 19H. Le ministère de la Justice, le ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, l’Institut des hautes études sur la Justice (voir ici la page de présentation […]

The Power of Narratives

by Njomza Miftari Often times, human rights concerns become a hot topic when they occur in grave violations or in places far away from us but sometimes we can also learn from situations taking place in smaller communities. On the 29th of October 2018, I attended a small exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, where a number […]

Meet the Syrians

Meet the Syrians is a one-week celebration event that gathers over 100 Syrian artists from all over the world to celebrate art for freedom, with the goal of showing art work and connecting with other communities as artists, freedom seekers and fellow humans. This event holds an art exhibition, screening of videos made by digital artists, […]