Conflict and Human Rights

Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 1

Guantanamo Military Commissions: Reflections from a Legal Observer – Part 1

There is perhaps no more controversial space in the world than the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For ...
Humanitarian Intervention? – International Law and the Non-Use of Force in Syria

Humanitarian Intervention? – International Law and the Non-Use of Force in Syria

The UK House of Commons voted by a slim majority (13 votes) against UK involvement in direct military action in ...
The Ongoing Search for Justice for Victims of the Japanese War Crimes in Mapanique, Philippines

The Ongoing Search for Justice for Victims of the Japanese War Crimes in Mapanique, Philippines

On November 23, 1944, Japanese troops descended on the town of Mapanique in the Philippines. The troops gathered ...
Drone Strikes and Domestic Crimes?

Drone Strikes and Domestic Crimes?

As Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, has recently pointed out, international human ...
A President in the Dock?

A President in the Dock?

The ICC's case against the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, is scheduled to commence on 9 July 2013.  Should ...
UN Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

UN Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 April 2013, was opened for ...
Between a Crocodile and a Snake: Racism and religious intolerance in Burma

Between a Crocodile and a Snake: Racism and religious intolerance in Burma

By Benedict Rogers Benedict Rogers will be speaking in Oxford this Thursday, 2 May.  Click here for more ...
Killer Robots in the Cross-hairs of New NGO Campaign

Killer Robots in the Cross-hairs of New NGO Campaign

By Conor Fortune It has all the trappings of a sci-fi film. A life-size, talking robot stands outside ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

Following Dr Gilles Giacca's post last Monday on the Arms Trade Treaty, Dr. Laurence Lustgarten argues that the ...
The Iran Tribunal: The Case of the Court with Neither Power nor Jurisdiction

The Iran Tribunal: The Case of the Court with Neither Power nor Jurisdiction

Olinga Tahzib assesses the impact of the Iran Tribunal in promoting a culture of human rights in Iran. The mass ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Historic Achievement

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Historic Achievement

Last month Dr Gilles Giacca wrote on the progress of the Arms Trade Negotiations recently held in New York.  ...
So Near and Yet So Far: The International Arms Trade Treaty and Human Rights

So Near and Yet So Far: The International Arms Trade Treaty and Human Rights

By Dr Gilles Giacca - The renewed United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty opened on 18 March 2013 ...

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