Category: EDDA in the Media

Reykjavik Roundtable on Human Rights: Democratic Accountability, State Sovereignty, and International Governance

Together with the Berlin-based Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), EDDA hosts the “Reykjavik Roundtable on Human Rights: Democratic Accountability, State Sovereignty, and International Governance” that will be held on 28 April 2016 at the National Heritage Building in Reykjavík. The purpose of the conference is to gather academics, judges and defense lawyers at the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice, politicians, and human rights representatives at the Council of Europe and other institutions to discuss the tension between human rights regimes and Great Power politics. Panel themes include human rights violations and state sovereignty; democratic accountability, transnational rights, and international obligations; the mediation of human rights protection in the United Nations; human rights conventions: international governance, state prerogatives, and non-state involvement.

The conference program is available here.

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EDDA in the Media: Interviews with Catherine de Wenden

The daily newspaper Morgunbladid published an interview with Catherine de Wenden in relations to her open lecture on the globalization of migration. The radio programme Spegillinn, aired by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, broadcasted an interview with Catherine de Wenden in relations to her open lecture as well.

 

EDDA in the Media: Research on Reported Rape Cases in Iceland in 2008–2009

A summary of findings has been published from a research on the main characteristics of reported rape cases in Iceland in 2008–2009 that proceed or are dropped at different stages within the criminal justice system. The summary can be found here. This research project is hosted by the EDDA Center and conducted by Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir, a Gender Specialist, and Þorbjörg Sigríður Gunnlaugsdóttir, a lawyer, with assistance from Maríanna Þórðardóttir, a graduate student in Public Health Science. The research is funded by the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology and the Icelandic Ministry of the Interior. The summary has garnered considerable media attention in the past few days; RÚV – the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Morgunblaðið, Vísir.is (1, 2) and Smugan have reported on the findings of the research.

EDDA in the Media: Interviews with Tom Ginsburg

Prof. Tom Ginsburg was interviewed on the current affairs television programme Silfur Egils, hosted by the Icelandic Public Television Broadcasting Service, on constitution production. He was also interviewed on the current affairs radio programme Spegillinn, hosted by the National Broadcasting Services, concerning his open lecture on constitutions as products, hosted by EDDA – Center of Excellence on February 20.

EDDA in the Media: Interview with Hildur Fjola Antonsdottir

The daily newspaper Fréttablaðið published an interview with Hildur Fjóla Antonsdottir, an EDDA researcher, in relation to a research project – the Processing of Rape Cases in the Criminal Justice System in Iceland – funded by EDDA.