Conflict and Human Rights

Sexual Violence in Conflict 2019: Insights from Sudan and Algeria

Sexual Violence in Conflict 2019: Insights from Sudan and Algeria

The 19th of June is celebrated as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. In ...
Sudan’s Elusive Justice: Do Heads of States Enjoy Immunity from International Crimes?

Sudan’s Elusive Justice: Do Heads of States Enjoy Immunity from International Crimes?

With the worsening situation in Sudan and the government’s systematic violations against the people of Sudan, ...
Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia: Evaluating the Clear Risk of Violations of IHL

Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia: Evaluating the Clear Risk of Violations of IHL

On Thursday 20 June, the Court of Appeal issued its open judgment in the appeal concerning the lawfulness of the ...
Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Kimathi and Others v Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 2066 (also known as the ‘Mau Mau litigation’, ...
Expectations of the Victims of Radovan Karadžić

Expectations of the Victims of Radovan Karadžić

The Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) recently delivered the ...
A Year of Gaza’s Marches of Return: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Targeting Protected Groups

A Year of Gaza’s Marches of Return: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Targeting Protected Groups

The independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, ...
The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The UN Human Rights Council, which was created in 2006, is currently holding its 40th Session. The HRC is the UN’s ...
Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Powers over Border Wall: Is It Legal?

Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Powers over Border Wall: Is It Legal?

In recent weeks, President Trump has sent signals that he is prepared to declare a national emergency in order to ...
Universal jurisdiction to the rescue: a way forward for victims of Franco-era crimes of gender-based violence?

Universal jurisdiction to the rescue: a way forward for victims of Franco-era crimes of gender-based violence?

Between the years of 1960 and 1974, Spanish lawyer and feminist activist Lidia Falcón O’Neill was detained seven ...
ECOWAS Court Rules that use of Military Tribunals to Prosecute Civilians in Nigeria Violates Right to Fair Trial

ECOWAS Court Rules that use of Military Tribunals to Prosecute Civilians in Nigeria Violates Right to Fair Trial

On 29 June 2018 the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (‘ECOWAS Court’) handed down
State of Palestine takes United States to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem Embassy

State of Palestine takes United States to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem Embassy

In its consistent diplomatic and legal attempts to salvage the two-State solution based on international law, the ...
Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Following the suicide bombings by attackers with links to the Islamic State in May, the Indonesian Parliament has ...

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