Conflict and Human Rights

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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