Conflict and Human Rights

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 military, known as the Tatmadaw, were beset with criminality. Investigating the campaign led the UN...
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 maintaining and restoring of international peace and security. Its actions or failures to...
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 targeted individuals outside of its own territory – to the next level,...
“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 investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Afghanistan by...
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 this context, Security Council Resolution 1820, in 2008, recognized sexual...
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, questions arise about the fate of Omar al-Bashir (currently languishing in Sudan’s prisons), the...
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 grant by the UK Government of export licences for arms...
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’, after the Mau Mau rebellion that was instrumental in Kenya’s independence movement)...
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 long-awaited judgement in the appeal of Prosecutor v. Radovan Karadžić. A trial chamber of the...
A Year of Gaza’s Marches of Return: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Targeting Protected Groups

A Year of Gaza’s Marches of Return: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Targeting Protected Groups

The independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (OPT), recently released its report on possible international crimes committed by Israel within...
The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The UN Human Rights Council, which was created in 2006, is currently holding its 40th Session. The HRC is the UN’s main human rights body, and is a political body...
Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Powers over Border Wall: Is It Legal?

Trump’s Invocation of Emergency Powers over Border Wall: Is It Legal?

In recent weeks, President Trump has sent signals that he is prepared to declare a national emergency in order to get his long-promised border wall built. On Jan. 4, Trump...

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