Conflict and Human Rights

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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