Conflict and Human Rights

Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

In November 2017, Robert Mugabe’s 38-year rule ended. At the time, I called this what it was – a coup – though ...
India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

On June 14, 2018, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in recognition of the urgent need to ...
Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

On 14th June, 2018, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published a 49 page report, the first one ...
Why There is No Right of Return

Why There is No Right of Return

Previously, on this blog, Ms. Loureen Sayej wrote an interesting article entitled Palestinian Refugees and the ...
International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza   

International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza  

The death of 60 Palestinians under Israeli fire at the Israel-Gaza border fence on May 14 has sent palpable ...
Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return in International Law

Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return in International Law

On this 70th commemoration of the Nakba (catastrophe), Palestinian refugees and their descendants still constitute ...
Revolution and Counter-revolution in Egypt’s Emergency State

Revolution and Counter-revolution in Egypt’s Emergency State

At the beginning of January, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi declared a three-month extension of a ...
Addressing Gender Violence: The Urgent Need for Introspection by the ICC

Addressing Gender Violence: The Urgent Need for Introspection by the ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. While this torchbearer of ...
Retroactively Legalizing Illegal Settlements: What’s the ‘Greater Jerusalem’ Bill?

Retroactively Legalizing Illegal Settlements: What’s the ‘Greater Jerusalem’ Bill?

With Israeli settlement expansion continuing unabated in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Israeli Knesset’s ...
President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: A Legal Analysis

President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: A Legal Analysis

In a proclamation signed on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump unilaterally  recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s ...
Al-Bashir in Uganda: Head of State Immunity and the Rome Statute

Al-Bashir in Uganda: Head of State Immunity and the Rome Statute

Last month the High Court in Kampala declined to issue a provisional arrest warrant for visiting President of ...
“Butcher of Bosnia” Found Guilty of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Violations of the Laws or Customs of War

“Butcher of Bosnia” Found Guilty of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Violations of the Laws or Customs of War

As forecast earlier this week, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia delivered the ...

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