Conflict and Human Rights

Towards Non-Punishment and Anti-Trafficking Law Reform in Asia

Towards Non-Punishment and Anti-Trafficking Law Reform in Asia

The non-punishment principle (‘NPP’) refers to protecting victims of trafficking from detention, prosecution, and ...
Belarus’ Forced Landing and Crimes against Humanity: The Background Noise of an International Scandal?

Belarus’ Forced Landing and Crimes against Humanity: The Background Noise of an International Scandal?

On Sunday, May 23, the international community was left in shock as Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair flight ...
Ukraine Adopts Law on War Crimes: Filling the Glaring Gaps in the Domestic Legislation

Ukraine Adopts Law on War Crimes: Filling the Glaring Gaps in the Domestic Legislation

The Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's Parliament) passed Bill No. 2689 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts on the ...
The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

On 23rd March 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) adopted Resolution 46/1 with 22 countries ...
What is next for the atrocities against Uyghurs in Xinjiang?

What is next for the atrocities against Uyghurs in Xinjiang?

To prove genocide and other mass atrocity crimes, evidence is crucial. Documenting and preserving evidence at the ...
The Risk of Genocide Requires Action, Not Denial

The Risk of Genocide Requires Action, Not Denial

As the world awakes to the atrocities against the Uyghurs, the question of genocide has arisen. As often happens, ...
Gender in Colombia’s Peace Transition (with Isabel Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender in Colombia’s Peace Transition (with Isabel Jaramillo Sierra)

In this episode, we speak with Dr Isabel Cristina Jaramillo from Los Andes University in Colombia about “Gender in ...
Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah

Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah

On 3 December 2020, the trial of the Liberian former militia commander, Alieu Kosiah, opened in Switzerland’s ...
President Biden and the War on Children

President Biden and the War on Children

On entering office last week, President Joe Biden was greeted by an in-tray unprecedented in US history: a global ...
The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

On 7 December 2020, the House of Lords debated the Trade Bill that defines the UK’s post-Brexit trade relationships
The Genocide Amendment: Suitability of the High Court (Part II)

The Genocide Amendment: Suitability of the High Court (Part II)

In the previous post, I highlighted the UK Government’s reluctance to endorse the Genocide Amendment. A central ...
Art as Justice: Public Memory and Torture

Art as Justice: Public Memory and Torture

I teach human rights at a law school that will forever be associated with the Bush Administration's torture policy.

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