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DNA-based evidence should be court-admissible throughout the world

DNA-based evidence should be court-admissible throughout the world
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On 17 February 2016, three men were convicted by a South African court of killing a mother-of-three 17 years earlier. Judgement in this cold case followed a four-year investigation and a two-year legal battle. The judge accepted the combined evidence of three eyewitnesses, handwriting analysis provided by the police and a DNA investigation, which was […]

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European Enlightenment 2.0: Toward a Respectful and Comprehensive Policy for Missing and Dead Migrants

European Enlightenment 2.0:  Toward a Respectful and Comprehensive Policy for Missing and Dead Migrants
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Author: Bert Segier Since January 2015, 1,084,625 migrants are reported to have arrived in Europe, of whom 1,048,268 arrived by sea. This month alone, 36,781 migrants are reported to have arrived in Europe by land and sea routes. An overview of migration flows in Europe by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the migratory […]

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What’s in a name? Beyond the forcibly disappeared in international jargon

What’s in a name? Beyond the forcibly disappeared in international jargon
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Author: Bert Segier On 20 December 2006, the UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, following the 1992 Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance as a body of principles for States. The International Convention states that a ‘forced disappearance’ qualifies as a […]

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