Mia Swart

Mia Swart

Mia Swart is a producer with the Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre at Al Jazeera. Mia is an international lawyer with a particular interest in international criminal law and humanitarian law. 

Human Rights

Ethiopian security forces accused of grave human rights abuses

New Amnesty report documents extrajudicial executions, mass detentions during security operations in Amhara and Oromia.

Ethiopian security forces accused of grave human rights abuses

Africa

The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects.

The 'risky business' of tracking Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga

Yemen

International outcry over Yemeni journalists facing death penalty

150 rights groups call for release of four Yemeni journalists sentenced to death for 'spying' by court in Sanaa.

International outcry over Yemeni journalists facing death penalty

Human Rights

S Africa court issues orders to end police abuse during lockdown

Praise for court order compelling gov't ministers to stop security forces' brutality following death of Collins Khosa.

S Africa court issues orders to end police abuse during lockdown

World War

Letters to a Nazi

She enjoyed art, opera and nature while he sent hundreds of thousands of people to their deaths.

Letters to a Nazi

Human Rights

Holocaust survivor Michael Katz on how he escaped the Nazis

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a Holocaust survivor explains why he would never accept compensation.

Holocaust survivor Michael Katz on how he escaped the Nazis

United Kingdom

Privacy vs press freedom, through the lens of Meghan Markle

Can someone's human right to privacy be overruled by journalists' right to reveal information of public importance?

Privacy vs press freedom, through the lens of Meghan Markle

Human Rights

'Apartheid was never prosecuted': S Africa's unfinished business

Former President de Klerk's denial that apartheid was a crime against humanity is cause for reflection on Freedom Day.

'Apartheid was never prosecuted': S Africa's unfinished business

Human Rights

Death on the 10th floor: The search for truth in South Africa

Families of anti-apartheid activists who died in the infamous John Vorster Square detention centre pursue justice.

Death on the 10th floor: The search for truth in South Africa

Health

How courts are navigating the coronavirus outbreak

Experts worry court closures and delays, necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, could threaten rights of detainees.

How courts are navigating the coronavirus outbreak

Human Rights

Does CAA comply with India's human rights obligations?

The Citizenship Amendment Act has been challenged in India's top court, but experts call for international intervention.

Does CAA comply with India's human rights obligations?

juvenile justice

Rights group: Children in Egypt tortured in detention

In new report, Human Rights Watch claims Egyptian security forces tortured children as young as 12 in custody.

Rights group: Children in Egypt tortured in detention