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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 ...
V4 and Belarus – The Lost Chance After the 2020 Election?

V4 and Belarus – The Lost Chance After the 2020 Election?

The 2020 Presidential election in Belarus was one of those events that shook geopolitical reality in eastern Europe and slowed ...
The European Union, Hungary and the Rule of Law

The European Union, Hungary and the Rule of Law

On 18 March, Viktor Orbán announced its Fidesz party was leaving the European People’s Party. This follows years of conflict ...
Stop ecocide before nature commits homicide

Stop ecocide before nature commits homicide

Many national jurisdictions are now making endeavors to criminalize conduct that causes damage to the environment ...
Choosing weapons: The protection of the environment afforded by rules on specific means of warfare

Choosing weapons: The protection of the environment afforded by rules on specific means of warfare

The impact of certain weapons can degrade the environment during armed conflicts, affecting the water, soil, livestock, plants, and animals ...
As EU demanded negotiations go south, Georgia faces the danger of moving further away from the West

As EU demanded negotiations go south, Georgia faces the danger of moving further away from the West

The current escalated crisis started at the end of last year, over the official results of the decisive parliamentary elections ...
Myanmar - Military Rule and International Recognition

Myanmar – Military Rule and International Recognition

If Myanmar’s military junta puts forward its representatives for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in September, the ...
Chilean Magna Carta Change: Opportunities and Misconceptions

Chilean Magna Carta Change: Opportunities and Misconceptions

Chileans demanded societal changes and a different economic system, which they both currently associate with the Constitution ...
Forensic and Digital Evidence to Prove Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: A Way Forward for More Effective Investigations?

Forensic and Digital Evidence to Prove Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: A Way Forward for More Effective Investigations?

In recent years, the attention has been paid more to forensic and digital evidence which could facilitate to prove sexual ...
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Who Governs International Waters when Aquaman is Busy

Despite how much water there is in the world, it is a fiercely fought-over resource ...