Conflict and Human Rights

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Violations of the Laws of War: Will the final “Butcher of Bosnia” judgment bring justice to victims?

Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Violations of the Laws of War: Will the final “Butcher of Bosnia” judgment bring justice to victims?

The dissolution of Yugoslavia, fuelling genocide and mass-scale atrocities in the region, set the stage for a ...
Rwanda: New Torture and Illegal Detention Allegations in a Climate of Political Oppression

Rwanda: New Torture and Illegal Detention Allegations in a Climate of Political Oppression

A decade after living through one of the most brutal genocides of the past century, Rwanda has not yet fully ...
Lest We Forget About Iraqi Christians

Lest We Forget About Iraqi Christians

Following UN Security Council Resolution 2379 establishing the Investigative Team in Iraq,  the painful and arduous
Civilian Victims of the Conflicts Over Oil Refineries in Kirkuk

Civilian Victims of the Conflicts Over Oil Refineries in Kirkuk

On 15 September the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) held an independence referendum, in which a majority of the ...
Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 2

Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 2

Yesterday, I discussed the High Court’s decision in Campaign Against the Arms Trade’s unsuccessful judicial review ...
Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 1

Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 1

Yemen’s devastating conflict has inflicted an egregious toll on civilians, catalysing, in the words of the UN ...
The United Kingdom’s Drone Programme: Secrecy and Accountability

The United Kingdom’s Drone Programme: Secrecy and Accountability

In what circumstances can the UK Government target and kill a British citizen abroad? Can the Government withhold ...
Fact-Finding and the Rohingya Community

Fact-Finding and the Rohingya Community

In March of this year, the Human Rights Council (HRC) unanimously adopted a resolution concerning the Myanmar ...
Preserving Evidence of ISIL Atrocities: The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

Preserving Evidence of ISIL Atrocities: The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

On 21 December 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 71/248, establishing an ‘International, Impartial ...
Could the UK Lead the Efforts to Prevent and Prosecute Acts of Genocide?

Could the UK Lead the Efforts to Prevent and Prosecute Acts of Genocide?

In early July, leading researchers and scholars in the field of genocide met at the University of Queensland to ...
What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland is figuring prominently in the news again. This time it is the discussions between the ...
The DUP’s Worrying Human Rights Record

The DUP’s Worrying Human Rights Record

As talks between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) continue in the UK, the DUP’s ...

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