Conflict and Human Rights

The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK Government is seeking to pass a new legislation that would impede prosecutions against British troops for ...
Ten years of the Argentine inquiry into Franco-era crimes: what has been achieved?

Ten years of the Argentine inquiry into Franco-era crimes: what has been achieved?

On 14 April 2010, the Argentinean criminal courts began an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity ...
The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

In 2015, Iran agreed a long-term Nuclear Deal on its nuclear programme with the world powers known as the P5+1 - ...
The pandemic, insurgent birth certificates and conflict-affected children

The pandemic, insurgent birth certificates and conflict-affected children

When armed groups control territory, they not infrequently administer public services, and the pandemic is no ...
The Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic: An Update

The Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic: An Update

For decades, political instability and human rights abuses have plagued the Central African Republic (CAR). The ...
International Criminal Investigation in Afghanistan

International Criminal Investigation in Afghanistan

On 5 March 2020, after more than a decade of preliminary examination, and the initial rejection by Pre-Trial ...
20 Years After Palermo Protocol: Towards a stronger East African regional anti-trafficking framework

20 Years After Palermo Protocol: Towards a stronger East African regional anti-trafficking framework

The year 2020 marks 20 years since the adoption of the year 2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish ...
Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act to disadvantage UK war crimes victims

Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act to disadvantage UK war crimes victims

On 18 March 2020, the UK Minister for Defence introduced into the UK Parliament his promised package of new ...
Sexual Violence and Genocide: The International Court of Justice’s ruling on Rohingya

Sexual Violence and Genocide: The International Court of Justice’s ruling on Rohingya

Since August 2017, at least 10,000 Rohingya – a Muslim minority group in Myanmar’s Rakhine state – have been killed
The China Cables –  Dehumanisation of  Uyghurs and the Need for International Censure

The China Cables – Dehumanisation of Uyghurs and the Need for International Censure

The Uyghurs are a Turkic-minority ethnic group residing in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the ...
Protection Against Human Trafficking in Hong Kong: A Disappointment

Protection Against Human Trafficking in Hong Kong: A Disappointment

In the recent Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal decision, ZN v Secretary for Justice & Others, the Court held ...
The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ upholds the rights of Rohingyas

The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ upholds the rights of Rohingyas

On January 23, the International Court of Justice announced the imposition of provisional measures against Myanmar.

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