Entries by Creating Rights

Post I : The Protection of Cultural Heritage : An Obligation

By Audrey Weiss and Fiana Gantheret Looting and destruction of one people’s cultural identity has been the norm in wars since the dawn of civilisation. For all that, the development of the international legal framework, in close collaboration with regional organisations – see the adoption in 2017 of the European Council Convention on Offenses relating to Cultural Properties […]

“Consciousness: Past and Present” – The oppression of women, by artist Shqipe Kamberi

By Njomza Miftari We sat down to speak to Artist Shqipe Kamberi in Pristina, Kosovo regarding her recent personal art exhibition titled “Consciousness: Past and Present” displayed at the National Museum of Kosovo. Shqipe began actively pursuing the arts upon graduating from the Academy of Arts at the University of Pristina in Kosovo in 1998. […]

Kim Yaged – Building your empathy muscle

By Nicola Popović I meet Kim in one of my favorite spots, a small, vivid Italian café in Berlin-Neukölln. We first met when she was the focal point for women, peace and security issues with the US State Department here in Berlin, almost a decade ago. She’s now gone back to her passion, writing, which […]

“As long as my ballets are danced I will live”: 25 years after death, production about ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev not allowed to go ahead at Bolshoi

By Nolwenn Guibert* On 8 July 2017, the General Director of the Bolshoi Theater, Vladimir Urin, cancelled, three days before its scheduled premiere, the production of a much anticipated new ballet about the life of former Soviet Union’s renowned artist, Rudolf Nureyev. Urin stated that he had cancelled the scheduled performances because rehearsals showed the […]

The importance of volunteering

At Creating Rights, we want to take the opportunity of having participated to two great volunteering events lately to express how nice it feels to be part of the big non-profit community. And to meet and potentially collaborate with individuals driven by the will to give a bit – or a lot – of their […]

“Ararat” by Atom Egoyan, or the current influence of the Armenian Genocide

By Nolwenn Guibert* On 8 June, Humanity House and the Abovian Cultural Association with their representative, Mr Mato Hakhverdian, in attendance, co-organized in The Hague an evening event which looked into the current influence of the Armenian Genocide. The evening started with opening remarks from the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Netherlands, H.E. Dziunik Aghajanian, […]

Lidija Zelović – A private journey through war

By Fiana Gantheret  Lidija Zelović, a Bosnian journalist and filmmaker from a Serbian/Croatian family, left Sarajevo in 1992 when the war came to her home town. She flew to The Netherlands, leaving behind her brother and parents. They joined her in Amsterdam two years later. Lidija Zelović has followed the conflicts in former Yugoslavia as […]

Weights and Measures: Portraits of Justice

Weights and Measures: Portraits of Justice is a socially engaged art project focused on international law and human rights work, to evoke civic dialogue in post-conflict societies and hubs of international justice. For the past year, Creating Rights has been providing an active support to the completion of the Weights and Measures project by being a direct actor in The Hague, The […]