Conflict and Human Rights

New UK Ministry of Defence proposals risk impunity

New UK Ministry of Defence proposals risk impunity

In July 2019, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) made a series of proposals on Legal Protections for Armed Forces ...
Civilian Life at Risk in Iran: The Hard-Hitting Effects of the US Economic Sanctions

Civilian Life at Risk in Iran: The Hard-Hitting Effects of the US Economic Sanctions

Following the US-imposed oil embargo and a web of hard-hitting economic sanctions, Iran’s economy and the lives of ...
Partial U.S. sanctions on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Partial U.S. sanctions on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), one of two major human rights bodies of the Organization of ...
The Prospects for the Malaysian Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction over Myanmarese Atrocity Crimes

The Prospects for the Malaysian Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction over Myanmarese Atrocity Crimes

The ‘clearance operations’ commenced in August 2017 against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim population by the State’s ...
The Non-effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council’s role in the Syrian Conflict

The Non-effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council’s role in the Syrian Conflict

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the principal organ of the United Nations (UN) charged with ...
The American drone programme and the responsibility of its partners

The American drone programme and the responsibility of its partners

Since 2001, the Bush administration has taken the American drone program – to use automated weapons to kill ...
“The Interests of Justice” – The ICC and the Case of Afghanistan

“The Interests of Justice” – The ICC and the Case of Afghanistan

In April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court rejected the request to authorise an ...
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 ...

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