Jurist; Int'l Human Rights, Humanitarian & Criminal Law; Working for justice Boards: @ECCHRBerlin (Chair) @DignityDK @boell_stiftung EU Director @HRW 1994-2021

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“Justice is all that is left to us” Maryam Alhallak's son was tortured to death in #Assad's prisons. But, the regime couldn't silence her. Today, she works w @ECCHRBerlin in #Germany to bring #Syria war criminals to justice. #Justice4Syria #EndImpunity english.elpais.com/elpais/20…
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"I can no longer work for a company that ignores all the alarms & dismisses risks of #ClimateChange & ecological collapse" @Shell consultant Caroline Dennett quits & accuses company of "causing extreme harms to our climate, environment, nature & people" bbc.com/news/business-615746…
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"contrary to @Shell's public expressions around 'net zero', they are not winding down on oil & gas, but planning to explore & extract much more" Consultant at oil & gas giant Shell quits & accuses top executives of failing to protect the environment. bbc.com/news/business-615746…
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Lotte Leicht retweeted
Great initiative by @LiberecoPHR and @PACE_News to send a joint letter to all political prisoners in Belarus. I want to thank parliamentarians - your support is important & very much needed. Letters give hope & remind prisoners that they are not forgotten. #StandWithBelarus
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Yesterday I visited the extraordinarily moving memorial in #Estonia to all those who suffered & were killed under communism and Russia. If anyone questions why Europe needs to act together today to counter Russian aggression in #Ukraine : listen to our Baltic friends. 🇮🇪🇪🇺🇪🇪🇺🇦
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Propaganda, lies and threats have long propped up #Putin's ruthless regime. Now all of this is used to fuel the regime's #CrimeOfAggression against #Ukraine, its people, democracy and freedom. @TheEconomist interactive report: econ.st/3lfKYGD
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Those who follow the official news in Russia see a world solely of the Kremlin’s making. We spent a day in the life of a follower of The Putin Show👇 econ.st/3lfKYGD
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9 civilians killed as #Russian forces shelled #Kharkiv, incl a baby & her father. There should be no impunity for #Putin's manifestly illegal war against #Ukraine. A Special Int'l Court for the #CrimeOfAggression -a leadership crime- is urgently needed. nytimes.com/live/2022/05/27/…
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States committed to justice should team up w #Ireland & its efforts to use the Council of Europe Presidency to build int'l support for the urgent establishment of a Special Int'l Court to ensure justice for #Russia's #CrimeOfAggression against #Ukraine. irishtimes.com/news/politics…
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Warm thanks to you for the beautiful writing.
Lotte Leicht retweeted
Frontline reporting of the highest order on the effect on Ukraine's civilians of artillery battles in Severodonetsk
In the middle of what human nature has of worst, in a decor of evil and destruction, appears the most proud of animals, elegantly parading under the bombs of #Severodonetsk, straight out of a Kusturica movie. Forget about magical realism, welcome to #Ukraine's tragic reality #afp
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A young boy sits on the debris of a destroyed building after an air strike in #Kramatorsk on May 25, 2022. #Ukraine #UkraineRussianWar #Donbas
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We just observed Morocco's 🇲🇦 hottest day in May in reliable recorded history: 45.7°C (114°F). Extremely hot widely across Europe with many notable station records in several countries.
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HAPPENING NOW: I’m at @Shell_UKLtd AGM where a choir has disrupted the chairman’s speech singing a rendition of “we will stop you” 🎶 #RallyAgainstShell
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.@Totalenergies, honestly, what the hell? As you gather for your Annual Shareholders Meeting today, we have a message for you.
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Lotte Leicht retweeted
Finally we can reveal the cover for the Climate Book! The Warming Stripes graphic by @ed_hawkins on the cover shows the dramatic heating of the planet in recent decades. The book contains essays from over 100 leading experts and voices. It will be released this October.
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Meanwhile in #Australia "Victorians have just voted unequivocally for candidates supporting climate action, which includes protecting forests. Yet instead of protecting our precious forests, the Victorian Labor govt seems hell-bent on logging at all costs" theage.com.au/national/victo…
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"An indigenous Sabahan has sued the state over the deal & the State’s AttorneyGen is investigating the agreement, which rights&environmental activists claim lacks transparency; saw zero consultation w the area’s communities & incl a lopsided profit-sharing"benarnews.org/english/news/m…
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