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. 

Rohingya

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

Experts celebrate landmark ruling, but have little hope that gov't which denies genocide will prevent further violence.

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

Rohingya

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Top UN court finds 'irreparable damage' caused to Rohingya; orders Myanmar to take steps to prevent genocide.

ICJ orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

Rohingya

Will the ICJ order Myanmar to stop alleged Rohingya genocide?

The International Court of Justice is set to decide on emergency measures to stop alleged genocide of the Rohingya.

Will the ICJ order Myanmar to stop alleged Rohingya genocide?

Human Rights

'A well-planned battle for control of Poland's judiciary'

Judges, rights groups fear democracy is being threatened as controversial draft law heads to lower house of parliament.

'A well-planned battle for control of Poland's judiciary'

Human Rights

What steps can Iran take to ensure justice for downing PS752?

Demands for justice are growing after Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 people on board.

What steps can Iran take to ensure justice for downing PS752?

Human Rights

More than bricks: How international law protects cultural sites

International law experts react to Donald Trump's threat to attack Iranian cultural sites.

More than bricks: How international law protects cultural sites

Human Rights

Trump, his tweets and international law

Did Trump's threat to possibly use 'disproportionate' force if Iran strikes US citizens and sites violate int'l law?

Trump, his tweets and international law

Human Rights

'To stop a war': Did Soleimani killing violate international law?

Experts agree use of self-defence as justification for killing Soleimani requires proof of 'imminent attack'.

'To stop a war': Did Soleimani killing violate international law?

Human Rights

'This is the moment': Calls for action after Khashoggi verdict

Experts say Saudi prosecution of Jamal Khashoggi's killers violated human rights, call for international investigation.

'This is the moment': Calls for action after Khashoggi verdict

South Africa

Activists hail S African court ruling over boy's pit toilet death

Court orders Department of Basic Education to pay damages to Michael Komape's family for 'emotional shock and grief'.

Activists hail S African court ruling over boy's pit toilet death

Iran

'Vicious crackdown': Iran protest death toll at 304, Amnesty says

Human rights group says children were among those killed and calls for the release of detained demonstrators.

'Vicious crackdown': Iran protest death toll at 304, Amnesty says

Media

Ending impunity: What can be learned from the Galizia case?

What can Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder teach about ending impunity for the violent suppression of the media?

Ending impunity: What can be learned from the Galizia case?