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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, […]

The Virtual Gallery

A permanent project Creating Rights undertakes is to display a virtual and temporary exhibition of art works by socially engaged artists on its website. We envision Creating Rights’ platform to offer visibility to emerging artists from everywhere in the world for whom art became a necessity or a means to express visions of human rights. You can see […]

Dance or Die: A Story of Dance over War

By Nolwenn Guibert “I dance to be free, to be strong, to look for a perfect world” Dance or Die is a story of exile and survival. It is the story of Ahmad Joudeh, a Palestinian –born Syrian dancer who grew up in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus and who defied the odds of war […]

Movies that Matter 2018 – Creating Rights’ selection

By Manon Beury Every year at the end of March, the festival Movies that Matter comes to The Hague, The Netherlands, and reminds us that camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. During this year’s edition, more than 70 movies about human rights will be screened between March 23 and March 31, 2018. As the […]