Weekly News Recap (19-25 September 2022)

© Photo by Garry Knight via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY SECTION INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Ethiopia: UN Investigators Warn of Atrocity Crimes in the Country On 19 September 2022, investigators of the UN Human Rights Council in Ethiopia reported that they believed the government to be involved in ongoing crimes, which mayContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (19-25 September 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (5-11 September 2022)

© Photo by United Nations Photo via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY SECTION INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Germany: Court Sentences Islamic State Member to 10 Years in Prison On 7 September 2022, a Court in Duesseldorf delivered a 10-year imprisonment decision against an Islamic State member for war crimes including murder committed inContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (5-11 September 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (22-28 August 2022)

© Photo by IRIN Photos via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION South Sudan: ICC Prosecutor Expresses Frustration for Lack of Accountability in the Darfur Conflict Mexico: Former Attorney General was Linked to the Investigation for Enforced Disappearance and Torture Ukraine: Ukrainian Officials Propose an International Court to Investigate Russia’s Alleged Crime of Aggression USA: Iranian PresidentContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (22-28 August 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (15-21 August 2022)

© Photo by R Boed via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Russia: Appeal Filed Against Brittney Griner’s Conviction of Narcotics Possession and Trafficking Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to an Additional Six-Year Jail Term for Corruption Charges India: Eleven Gang Rape Convicts Released in the Bilkis Bano Case Netherlands: Court Expected to Pronounce Verdict onContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (15-21 August 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (1-7 August 2022)

© Photo by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION CJEU: Overloaded Migrant Rescue Ships Cannot be Impounded by the National Maritime Authorities Ukraine: Three Britons to Stand Trial in a Russian Proxy Court in Eastern Ukraine USA: Independence Day Parade Suspect Pleaded Guilty Russia: US Basketball Player Brittney Griner SentencedContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (1-7 August 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (25-31 July 2022)

© Photo by Oxfam International via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Colombia: Special Jurisdiction for Peace Charges 19 Army Officials for 300 Murders Nepal: Amended Transitional Justice Bill Falls Short of Protecting Victims’ Rights Russia: Russian Investigator Says 92 Ukrainians Will Face Charges for Alleged War Crimes ICC: The Pre-Trial Chamber I Orders the Prosecutor toContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (25-31 July 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (18–24 July 2022)

© Photo by Felton Davis via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION USA: Parkland High School Shooter’s Death Penalty Trial Begins USA: Judge Restricts Enforcement of Abortion Ban in West Virginia Turkey: President’s Move to Pull Out of a European Treaty Protecting Women from Violence Backed by the Top Court Iran: Jafar Panahi Sentenced to Six YearsContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (18–24 July 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (11-17 July 2022)

© Photo by UNICEF Ethiopia via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Romania: The Start of the Investigation into Crimes Committed in Ukraine UK: Report by the BBC Reveals that the UK Special Forces in Afghanistan Unlawfully Killed Detainees France: Former Rwandan Prefect is Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison by French Court Ukraine: Forty-five States SupportContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (11-17 July 2022)”

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 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.

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 a nuclear weapon free zone in eastern Europe.