News Security

  • 09 Nov 2015Press release

    Mobile phones and mobile money play major role in fighting human trafficking
    PRESS RELEASE 9 November 2015 - To fight human trafficking, EU and African crime prevention agencies should work together with mobile telephone operators to counter the use of mobile devices for smuggling, trafficking and illegal financial transactions. This recommendation for the EU-Africa Valletta Conference on Migration on the 11th and 12th of November in Malta, is drawn up in a report by Professor of International Relations, Innovation and Care, Mirjam van Reisen (Tilburg University) and Professor Tim Unwin (Unesco Chair in ICTs for Development), together with senior UN officials and human rights, trafficking and ICT experts.

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  • 20 Oct 2015Press release

    Circles of volunteers and professionals reduce recidivism among sex offenders
    Press release, 20 October 2015 - Sex offenders who have served their sentence but live in social isolation show a higher risk of reoffending. Forming Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) reduces this risk and contributes to successful reintegration. Read more

  • 19 Feb 2015Press release

    International Criminal Court not biased against Africa
    Press Release February 19th 2015 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been heavily criticized for its selection of situations and cases to investigate; it allegedly focuses too much on African countries. On the basis of empirical data researchers of Tilburg University and VU Amsterdam have concluded that this criticism is unfounded. They analyzed which countries witnessed the worst human rights violations over a period of ten years and compared these to the situations investigated by the ICC. The ICC turns out to have indeed focused on the gravest situations within its jurisdictional reach. Read more

  • 11 Feb 2015Press release

    Statelessness increases risk of exploitation and trafficking
    PRESS RELEASE 11 February 2015 - Statelessness increases risk factors that influence the likelihood to fall victim to trafficking, such as lack of education and the ability to deal with a sudden crisis. A combination of risk factors may push stateless people to decide to migrate and take risks to be able to do so. These are conclusions from new research by Tilburg University into the relationship between statelessness and human trafficking in Thailand. Read more

  • 09 Dec 2014Press release

    Max van der Stoel Human Rights Awards 2014 awarded to dissertations and Master's thesis Universities of Groningen and Tilburg
    On the occasion of World Human Rights Day on December 10th, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Awards 2014 have been awarded to two PhD theses and one Master’s thesis at Tilburg University. Etienne Ruvebana of the University of Groningen won the first prize for his PhD thesis on states’ obligations under international law to prevent genocide. Read more

  • 17 Nov 2014Press release

    Victims of collateral damage in war should be compensated
    Victims of so-called ‘collateral damage’ of war are not eligible to compensation according to the laws of war, whereas victims of violations are. This distinction is no longer tenable, argues Alphonse Muleefu in his PhD dissertation. He will defend the dissertation on 24 November 2014 at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 04 Sep 2014Press release

    Stateless people are denied essential rights
    Stateless people are more vulnerable to human trafficking. Stateless people should be granted the nationality of the country they have made their home. These are some of the findings Tilburg University researchers will present at the First Global Forum on Statelessness on 15-17 September in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Forum has been organized by Tilburg University and UNHCR. Sixty years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, at least 10 million people are stateless worldwide. Read more