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The UNSC’s 11 May Bosnia and Herzegovina meeting saw the emergence of three key international positions relating to the international community’s approach towards resolving growing instability in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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 regime for the Syrian conflict.
The Russian assault against Ukraine is not only a manifest violation of the prohibition on the use of force, a cornerstone of the international legal order set up in the aftermath of World War II, but also a flagrant crime against peace that facilitates the commission of other international crimes, such as the perpetration of war crimes.
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 responsible for the Cote d’Ivoire 2010-2011 crisis, at least before their cases entered the trial stage.
The case of child soldiers is a clear example of role reversals, where victims become perpetrators. In many cases, these children start as victims of war crimes and end up becoming offenders of similar crimes to the ones they suffered before.
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 goes a step further than punitive justice.
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 restricting peaceful demonstrations, criminalizing participants and threatening the fundamental values of democratic states.
Proponents of nuclear weapons disarmament should use the Russian negotiations to further the humanitarian push for arms control, leading to a nuclear weapon free zone in eastern Europe.
European Union and Hungary have been at odds for years over issues ranging from judicial independence to media freedom, LGBTIQ+ affairs and refugee rights.
Women and girls in Ethiopia have been the predominant target of sexual assaults and SGBV resulting in severe harm to their physical and psychological integrity.
The unexpected return and arrest of Georgia’s ex-president and a member of the current Ukrainian government Mikheil Saakashvili and its implications for Georgia’s political future.
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
The Arab Spring revolts gave a glimmer of hope to the people against autocracy and dictatorship in Tunisia, however, this hope has turned into disappointment and disillusionment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely constrained Lebanon and its people who were already dealing with the aftershocks of the economic collapse and the consequent countrywide protests.
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 wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Given the recurring pattern of ethnic violence against the Tigrayan population, the risk of mass atrocities amounting to genocide could be imminent.
The debate concerning transitional justice reveals much disagreement about the relationship between peace and justice.
The 2020 Presidential election in Belarus was one of those events that shook geopolitical reality in eastern Europe and slowed down the rising cooperation between Belarus and the EU, including V4.
On 18 March, Viktor Orbán announced its Fidesz party was leaving the European People’s Party. This follows years of conflict between the EU and Hungary over the rule of law.
Many national jurisdictions are now making endeavors to criminalize conduct that causes damage to the environment.
The impact of certain weapons can degrade the environment during armed conflicts, affecting the water, soil, livestock, plants, and animals indispensable for human life.
The current escalated crisis started at the end of last year, over the official results of the decisive parliamentary elections of October 2020.
If Myanmar’s military junta puts forward its representatives for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in September, the Assembly will be prescribed to condemn an undemocratic seizure of power.
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?
In recent years, the attention has been paid more to forensic and digital evidence which could facilitate to prove sexual violence.
Despite how much water there is in the world, it is a fiercely fought-over resource.
Venezuela: Proceedings at the International Criminal Court Will Play an Important Role in the Search for Accountability for Victims
Crimes denounced by prisoners and protesters in recent years have taken place in the context of numerous demonstrations against the government.
Technological advancement and the lack of adequate international regulatory frameworks on social media play a key role in fostering the prevalence of modern slavery.
Closed doors for investigation of post-electoral violence in Belarus at the International Criminal Court?
Belarus is witnessing violence against the protesters participating in massive post-election rallies.
A Clarion Call for Human Rights Actors in Africa to Reimagine a Continental Judicial Human Rights Mechanism
The 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is taking place between 13 July 2020 to 7 August.
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