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. 

Middle East

Rights groups: Israeli decision to deport Shakir triggers fears

Top court used a 2017 law that enables the government to deny entry to those who call for a boycott of Israel.

Rights groups: Israeli decision to deport Shakir triggers fears

Human Rights

Explainer: What is genocide?

What constitutes 'genocide'? And what persons or groups can be considered victims of it?

Explainer: What is genocide?

Syria's War

National courts lead the way in prosecuting Syrian war crimes

Domestic prosecutions in Germany and other European countries offer some hope of justice to victims of war crimes.

National courts lead the way in prosecuting Syrian war crimes

Press Freedom

Killings and attacks against journalists on the rise

On Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, UN draws attention to killings of media workers in own countries.

Killings and attacks against journalists on the rise

Media

Rights groups accuse Tanzania's Magufuli over rising repression

In new reports, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch also say censorship is mounting in Tanzania.

Rights groups accuse Tanzania's Magufuli over rising repression

Middle East

UN sounds alarm over children's plight in war-torn Yemen

Children's agency calls for end to years-long conflict, urges warring parties to allow it to access minors needing aid.

UN sounds alarm over children's plight in war-torn Yemen

Humanitarian crises

Explainer: What is a war crime?

Worldwide, civilians are being attacked and killed in armed conflict. When do such attacks amount to war crimes?

Explainer: What is a war crime?

Egypt

When doctors don't help: 'Medical negligence' in Egypt's prisons

Deliberately withholding medical treatment in Egyptian prisons and elsewhere amounts to torture, according to experts.

When doctors don't help: 'Medical negligence' in Egypt's prisons

Humanitarian crises

Innovative solutions to the plight of climate migrants

Some countries take lead in adopting new approaches in aiding those displaced by natural disasters and climate change.

Innovative solutions to the plight of climate migrants

Ethiopia

Q&A: 'Power in Ethiopia to come through voting, not violence'

Samia Zekaria, Ethiopian ambassador to Qatar, discusses recent instability, human rights and regional mediating efforts.

Q&A: 'Power in Ethiopia to come through voting, not violence'

Human Rights

Why do states allow impunity for torture?

Torture is criminalised in most countries across the world, yet very few states carry out prosecutions, say experts.

Why do states allow impunity for torture?

Jamal Khashoggi

How can Jamal Khashoggi's murderers be held accountable?

What are the options for holding the dissident journalist's killers accountable in the wake of the Callamard report?

How can Jamal Khashoggi's murderers be held accountable?