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Algeria as an Energy Power in a New International System

Algeria as an Energy Power in a New International System

The gas shortage in the EU presents a unique opportunity for Algeria to expand its presence and consolidate its position ...
COP27: Progress or Stagnation?

COP27: Progress or Stagnation?

COP27 has raised important points, unprecedented to previous COP meetings, however, weak language in the Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan demonstrates ...
Central Asia in 2023: 10 Things to Watch for

Central Asia in 2023: 10 Things to Watch for

Our Central Asia Programme team distils 10 key issues that may shape Central Asia in 2023 ...
Hackers v. NATO: Will A ‘Significant’ Cyber Attack Trigger Article 5?

Hackers v. NATO: Will A ‘Significant’ Cyber Attack Trigger Article 5?

The Alliance has constantly demanded to know what a triggering cyber-attack would consist of but since the conflict in Ukraine, ...
The 2022 CHMR-AP: Revolutionising Civilian Harm Mitigation Strategy?

The 2022 CHMR-AP: Revolutionising Civilian Harm Mitigation Strategy?

After decades of global criticism and outcry about the U.S. Department of Defence's lack of strategy on civilian harm and ...
Tracking Russian Migrants in Central Asia

Tracking Russian Migrants in Central Asia

Since the war in Ukraine began in February, Central Asia and the Caucasus have become attractive destinations for Russians ...
The Iranian Girls Are Not Alright: The Enforcement of Hijab Law and Human Rights Violations

The Iranian Girls Are Not Alright: The Enforcement of Hijab Law and Human Rights Violations

Human Rights Violations Escalate for Iranian Women and Girls as the Country Violently Enforces the Mandatory Hijab Law ...
Abortion Is a Right: Pursuing International Remedies for U.S. Human Rights Law Violations

Abortion Is a Right: Pursuing International Remedies for U.S. Human Rights Law Violations

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision and U.S. states regression on abortion access and criminalisation, international human ...
In Conversation with Moti Kahana: Discussing the Israeli Philanthropist’s Background and His Significant Humanitarian Work During the Syrian Civil War

In Conversation with Moti Kahana: Discussing the Israeli Philanthropist’s Background and His Significant Humanitarian Work During the Syrian Civil War

Moti Kahana is an Israeli native, who moved to the United States in 1991 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts ...
The First Climate Case Before the European Court of Human Rights

The First Climate Case Before the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights now has the opportunity to shape climate human rights in Europe – as well ...
Police Brutality: Shedding Light on the Prevalence of Illegality within the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria

Police Brutality: Shedding Light on the Prevalence of Illegality within the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria

So far, no one has been held accountable for the numerous crimes perpetrated by members of the now disbanded SARS ...
The French Proposal and Identity in North Macedonia: Perspectives from Moderates in Skopje and Ohrid

The French Proposal and Identity in North Macedonia: Perspectives from Moderates in Skopje and Ohrid

Ordinary (north) Macedonians are concerned about the revised French proposal’s potential ramifications on their identity ...
Liberian Civil Wars: Depending on Universal Jurisdiction to Fight Impunity

Liberian Civil Wars: Depending on Universal Jurisdiction to Fight Impunity

The Liberian Civil Wars (1989-2003) were one of Africa’s bloodiest and most brutal civil conflicts in the post-independence era ...
Geopolitics and Narrative at the UNSC’s 11 May Bosnia and Herzegovina Meeting

Geopolitics and Narrative at the UNSC’s 11 May Bosnia and Herzegovina Meeting

The UNSC's 11 May Bosnia and Herzegovina meeting saw the emergence of three key international positions relating to the international ...
Landmark Judgment in Koblenz Higher Court Conviction: Lesson Learned in the Case of Syrian Asylee Found Guilty of International Crimes

Landmark Judgment in Koblenz Higher Court Conviction: Lesson Learned in the Case of Syrian Asylee Found Guilty of International Crimes

Germany has proven itself to be one of the leading countries when it comes to upholding justice against the Assad ...
Examining the Russian Attack Against Ukraine Through the Lens of International Law

Examining the Russian Attack Against Ukraine Through the Lens of International Law

The Russian assault against Ukraine is not only a manifest violation of the prohibition on the use of force, a ...
The Burden of Proof at the International Criminal Court: Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé Acquittal upon Motion of No Case to Answer

The Burden of Proof at the International Criminal Court: Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé Acquittal upon Motion of No Case to Answer

Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé were two individuals that the United Nations Security Council and the international community believe ...
Children’s Protection During Armed Conflict and the Criminal Responsibility of Child Soldiers

Children’s Protection During Armed Conflict and the Criminal Responsibility of Child Soldiers

The case of child soldiers is a clear example of role reversals, where victims become perpetrators. In many cases, these ...
Accounting for 'Victims who Victimize'   in International Criminal Justice: Is Restorative Justice the Way Forward?

Accounting for ‘Victims who Victimize’ in International Criminal Justice: Is Restorative Justice the Way Forward?

On one hand restorative justice affirms that a perpetrator’s past does not justify future conduct, however, on the other it ...
The Use of Force and Human Rights in Social Protest: A Look at the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Use of Force and Human Rights in Social Protest: A Look at the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The use of force carried out by law enforcement agencies in the context of protests in Latin America is continuously ...
Russia Negotiations: A Window of Opportunity for a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in Eastern Europe 

Russia Negotiations: A Window of Opportunity for a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in Eastern Europe 

Proponents of nuclear weapons disarmament should use the Russian negotiations to further the humanitarian push for arms control, leading to ...
Democracy Should Be Restored In Hungary While There Is Still Time and Capacity

Democracy Should Be Restored In Hungary While There Is Still Time and Capacity

European Union and Hungary have been at odds for years over issues ranging from judicial independence to media freedom, LGBTIQ+ ...
Ethiopia: Sexual Violence as a War Crime

Ethiopia: Sexual Violence as a War Crime

Women and girls in Ethiopia have been the predominant target of sexual assaults and SGBV resulting in severe harm to ...
Saakashvili's Return to Georgia: Game Changer or a Vain Sacrifice?

Saakashvili’s Return to Georgia: Game Changer or a Vain Sacrifice?

The unexpected return and arrest of Georgia's ex-president and a member of the current Ukrainian government Mikheil Saakashvili and its ...
The Tyranny of Taliban: Violation of Women's Rights in Afghanistan

The Tyranny of Taliban: Violation of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

The militant takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has pushed back women's rights back to the 1990s ...
Tunisian Turmoil:  Democracy in Crisis and the Shattering Hopes of The Arab Spring’s Sole Success Story

Tunisian Turmoil:  Democracy in Crisis and the Shattering Hopes of The Arab Spring’s Sole Success Story

The Arab Spring revolts gave a glimmer of hope to the people against autocracy and dictatorship in Tunisia, however, this ...
Aftermath of an Economic Crisis: The Rise of Instability in Lebanon

Aftermath of an Economic Crisis: The Rise of Instability in Lebanon

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely constrained Lebanon and its people who were already dealing with the aftershocks of the economic ...
Is Japan Setting a Devastating Precedent: Fukushima Water Discharge Plan and Gross Violation of Human Rights and International Laws

Is Japan Setting a Devastating Precedent: Fukushima Water Discharge Plan and Gross Violation of Human Rights and International Laws

Japan has sparked a global debate with its recent announcement that it will begin releasing treated radioactive water from the ...
The Tigray Crisis: A Genocide in the Making?

The Tigray Crisis: A Genocide in the Making?

Given the recurring pattern of ethnic violence against the Tigrayan population, the risk of mass atrocities amounting to genocide could ...
Peace v. Justice: Amnesties, Transitional Justice and International Law

Peace v. Justice: Amnesties, Transitional Justice and International Law

The debate concerning transitional justice reveals much disagreement about the relationship between peace and justice ...