Conflict and Human Rights

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

The possibility of peace in Syria may seem more like an international force (pun intended) than a beacon of hope. ...
The Santos-FARC Peace Talks: Human Rights Challenges in Colombia

The Santos-FARC Peace Talks: Human Rights Challenges in Colombia

Colombian political analysts suggest that we do not really know what is happening in the negotiation between the ...
Drones, Armed Conflict and Lawful Killing: Is the US at war?

Drones, Armed Conflict and Lawful Killing: Is the US at war?

On 12 November, Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, addressed the use of ...
UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

Earlier this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2122, designed to highlight the ...
German Federal Constitutional Court Says No Civilian War Damages for NATO Air Strike in Serbia

German Federal Constitutional Court Says No Civilian War Damages for NATO Air Strike in Serbia

The German Federal Constitutional Court has rejected constitutional complaints lodged by Serbian citizens in ...
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 ...

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