Results for Tag: HumanRights
The most recent instrument of international law dealing with remedies for victims following wrongful acts by states is the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law (2005) (hereafter Guidelines). The Guidelines ‘do not entail new international or domestic obligations but identify mechanisms, modalities, procedures and methods for the implementation of existing legal obligations under international human rights law and international humanitarian law’.
Since the protests began in January 2011, there has been a severe clamp down on press freedom. Authorities have banned foreign and independent journalists from entering the country. In 2011-2012, Syria ranked 176th of 179 countries on the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, just above Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea.