News and Commentary
15 Jul 2015
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| by Hague Institute Staff
In light of the Nuclear agreement reached on 14 July 2015 between the Permanent Members of the Security Council, Germany and Iran, we interviewed Researcher Agnese Macaluso
of The Hague Institute. She has written a Working Paper
on the Iran sanctions and is part of the Conflict Prevention Program.
10 Jul 2015
| by Zita Christoffersen
On 6 July, The Hague Institute for Global Justice welcomed the President of Freedom House, Mark P. Lagon, for a lecture on Assessing Civil and Political Liberties Globally, including a presentation of the main findings of the Freedom in the World 2015 report. Mr. Lagon highlighted two important trends that curtail freedom in the world today. The first trend is the brazen tactics of authoritarian regimes, who increasingly use coercive means and find it unnecessary to pay lip-service to the human rights discourse. The other trend is the spread of terrorism, which in itself violates the fundamental human rights of victims, but which may also cause governments to adopt anti-terrorism measures that limit the freedom of the whole population.