Aya Wietzorrek


About Aya Wietzorrek

Aya is a graduate in International Development from The University of Manchester. She has previously interned with GIZ, the German Corporation for International Cooperation, in the Civil Peace Service project in Jordan, and is currently a research intern in the Governance and Inclusive Development Group at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. Aya's particular interests include the transnational governance of inclusive and sustainable development and human rights.

Journalism Under Fire – A Global Surge In Unlawful Violations Against Journalists

The fundamental rights of access to information and freedom of the press are vital for democratic, inclusive, and participative societies. These fundamental rights fall under freedom of expression as a norm of international law. Freedom of expression requires a free press in which journalists can report on public issues and […]


Call For Regulated Closure Of The Inhumane Migrant Detention Centres In Libya

This month, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General submitted a report to the UN Security Council calling for the closure of 11 government detention centres in Libya. In the report, Guterres condemned Libya for the conditions of its detention centres which entail a significant number of human rights violations. […]


The International Court Of Justice: The Netherlands And Canada Join Gambia In The Genocide Case Against Myanmar

On 2nd September, in a historic move, Canada and The Netherlands have formally joined Gambia in the legal battle to hold the government of Myanmar accountable over allegations of genocide against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group. In 2017, Myanmar’s military committed crimes against humanity and about 900,000 Rohingya were […]


China Accused Of Human Rights Abuses Against Uighur Muslims By The U.K.

On July 19th, the U.K. Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, accused China of “gross and egregious” human rights abuses against its Muslim Uighur population, an ethnic minority in the western province of Xinjiang. Raab stated that sanctions against those responsible cannot be ruled out. Since 2018, concerns have been raised of […]