Conflict and Human Rights

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 ...
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 ...
Counter terrorism Law & The Human Rights  Violation of the Uighurs in China: An International Law Perspective

Counter terrorism Law & The Human Rights Violation of the Uighurs in China: An International Law Perspective

The recently published files by the New York Times have highlighted the realities of the deplorable living ...
Robotic Roguery: Analysing the Legality of Autonomous Weapons (Killer Robots) vis-  à-vis Principles of International Humanitarian Law

Robotic Roguery: Analysing the Legality of Autonomous Weapons (Killer Robots) vis- à-vis Principles of International Humanitarian Law

The outrage against autonomous weapon systems (“Killer Robots”) is at an all-time high. Recently, the UN ...
Crimea Conscripts: Russia continues to flout the Geneva Conventions

Crimea Conscripts: Russia continues to flout the Geneva Conventions

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in its most recent Report on the Human Rights Situation ...
Is There a Protection Vacuum in Contested Territories?

Is There a Protection Vacuum in Contested Territories?

The issue of ‘contested territories’ has become one of the main bones of contention with regard to how the human ...
The 2019 Sudanese Coup and Omar Al-Bashir: A blow to the ICC

The 2019 Sudanese Coup and Omar Al-Bashir: A blow to the ICC

In 2003 and 2008, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) requested the U.N. Secretary-General to investigate reports of ...

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