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After Recognition of Genocide – How to Proceed?

Ewelina U. Ochab 20th April 2017

On 20 April 2016, the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion recognising the atrocities committed against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities by Daesh to be genocide. In addition to recognising the genocide, the motion also called upon the Government to take steps to ‘make an immediate referral to the UN Security […]

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What kind of extremist will you be?

Amy Shepherd 4th February 2017

The UK Government’s procedure for identifying ‘dangerous extremists’ has come under legal scrutiny (at long last) in a High Court test case. The litigation was brought by Mr. Salman Butt, a British Muslim who had been regularly invited by universities to speak on Islam until identified in a September 2015 press release by the Government’s […]

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The Multiple Imperatives To Protect Schools As Safe Spaces Of Learning

Sarah M. Field 2nd February 2017

As of January 10 2017, 57 states have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, setting out the importance of protecting schools during armed conflict. This post summarises a mini series probing the international legal protection of education, and the Declaration, in the context of non/international armed conflict. Each of the four postings (published here and here) begins […]

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Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Brian Machina 4th January 2017

Kenya has experienced an upsurge in cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings over the last five years, a situation that has not gone unnoticed in the international arena. The state has constantly been in the spotlight over allegations of a well-calculated policy to deal with suspects and perceived sympathizers of terrorist organizations through the […]

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