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17th June 2020

Peter Maurer: Covid-19 and Conflict Zones: How the Pandemic is Impacting and Shaping Humanitarian Action

On 3 June 2020, Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises how the ICRC has adapted its ongoing work to become more relevant to the response and prevention of this pandemic. It also looks at how COVID-19 has shaped the work of humanitarian organisations.
6min
2nd June 2020

Antonio Vitorino: Mitigating the Threat of COVID-19 to Refugees and Migrants

On 18 May 2020, Antonio Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of his address and provides an overview of the major areas of concern of the IOM in relation to COVID-19, the economic implications of the virus and how some governments are dealing with the crisis.
5min
19th April 2018

Criminal Evidence on the Internet

Which country has the authority to investigate crimes committed with the use of the internet where the evidence is located in different states?
6min
23rd March 2018

Referrals and Reactions: Poland and the Rule of Law

The Irish High Court has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule on whether the changes to Poland’s judiciary undermine its independence and jeopardise the cooperation between Members States on the European Arrest Warrant.
6min
18th July 2017

Conflict over the Code of Conduct

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that thousands more refugees and migrants could be at risk of dying in the Central Mediterranean, if the European Commission’s plan for a Code of Conduct for NGOs is improperly conducted. The Code of Conduct for NGOs was first announced by the European Commission on 6 July 2017, as part of an EU Action Plan, which aims to support Italy and reduce migratory pressure of illegal migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route. In the first six months of 2017, Italy received over 82,000 migrants, which has stretched its capacities to the limit.
5min