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CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
Pakistan has one of the highest incidences of honour killings in the world. This is a major human rights issue that has received little attention ...
Traditional culture, Honour killings, Pakistan, Asia: Pakistan
Project | Nov 2003 - Nov 2006
The report review steps taken by the Musharraf government to combat honour killings through an examination of legal reforms in the years between ...
Honur killings, Pakistani plural legal traditions, Jirga, Sharia courts, the Hudood Ordinance, and the Zina laws, Asia: Pakistan
Journal Article | Jan 2004
The article (in Norwegian) provides an overview of the legal and cultural aspects of honour killings in the Middle East. Based on ethnographic ...
honour killings, retributive justice, human rights, Middle East, Pakistan
Newspaper Op-Ed | Mar 2018
What was once a fledgling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka is now destroyed. In 2014 ...
Journal Article | Dec 2014
The concept of human security has evolved in two directions: (1) a comprehensivevision of security and development, and (2) a concretization ...
human security, international humanitarian law, foreign policy, Canada, Norway, U.S. drones
News | 19 May 2015
In mid-April 2015, news emerged about the killing of nine police-men in Angola's Huambo province. The incident involved the police and members of Juliano Kalupeteca's "Light of the World" religious sect. In the following days, grizzling reports emerged of a massacre of perhaps hundreds of sect members. We do not yet know the truth. Angola's government appears to do its utmost to prevent knowledge of it to transpire. Will the international community remain passive?
News | 10 Nov 2015
The US military strike that devastated the MSF hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan on 3 October generated profound, if short-lived, outrage in much of the world. The US government promised an investigation, and in late October appointed a military panel to do so. Yet its investigation is unlikely to address the more fundamental questions this attack raises: Why have US-airstrikes repeatedly produced catastrophic cases of “collateral damage” in Afghanistan?
News | 13 Aug 2015
In the past, Brazilian intellectuals have coined the term “metaphor of war” to account for the representations of the crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. The logic of war is at the very core of Rio’s pacification of the favelas, which in practice is carried out through armed confrontations between the police and armed groups within pacified favelas, where the main objective (on both sides), in spite of the rhetoric of peace, is still to kill the enemy.
News | 25 Jun 2010
Nairobi/Brussels, 28 April 2010: To make an end of the brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) once and for all, national armies, the UN and civilians need to pool intelligence and coordinate their efforts in new and creative ways.
When Neighbours become Killers. Land Redistribution, Ethnicity and Communal Violence in Kibaale District, Uganda
Master's Thesis | Jan 2006
The point of departure is a local incident of ethnic violence in Kibaale District in western Uganda. Very few people were killed, yet it received ...
Ethnic groups, Ethnic conflicts, Violence, Africa: Uganda
Book Chapter | Jan 2005
Traditional (In)justice: Honour Killings in Pakistan Are Knudsen Human Rights in Development Yearbo
CMI Brief | Mar 2011
On 14 February 2005, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 members of his staff and security detail were killed by a massive bomb in downtown ...
UN, justice, tribunal, Lebanon
CMI Working Paper | Jun 2018
On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave ...
Event | 9 Feb 2015
On January 18, Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his home. This happened the exact day before he was to testify in Congress after he had accused Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of conspiring with Iran to subvert the prosecution of a 1994 terrorist attack at the Buenos Aires Jewish Centre, which had killed 85 people.
News | 19 Oct 2005
This week, the UN-commission inquiring into the murder of Hariri are submitting their report to the UN Secretary General. Are Knudsen's new paper on Lebanon's fragile post-war decade, provides a detailed background to the attempts at rebuilding the country from war and the political events that culminated with the murder of Hariri.
Project | Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
If democracy curbs corruption, why is Bangladesh so corrupt? Despite the widespread perception that democracy reduced corruption, the empirical ...
Event | 10 Sep 2008
The War on Terror has induced wars that have destroyed countries, killed, maimed, and displaced vast numbers of innocent civilians in different parts of the world.
News | 10 Jul 2013
People in Cairo are split these days. Some blame the army for conspiring against the Muslim Brotherhood in a coup; others on the other hand salute the army, and chant "The People and the Army are One Hand".
News | 24 Mar 2015
Felipe doesn’t like it much, shootouts occur almost every day, but he knows that he can’t show any signs of weakness, so he tries to keep up appearances. Two weeks after arriving at Fazendinha he was shot in a confrontation with armed traffickers.
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
This paper analyses the popular support to Hamas, the most important of the Palestinian Islamist movements today. The paper charts the movement's ...
Islam, Political movements, Hamas, Palestine, Middle East: Palestine