Category Archives: Human Rights

What Counts as Evidence of Syria’s War Crimes?

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been ‘investigating’ ongoing efforts by private non-governmental organizations to document and collect evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. The following is a snippet from an article that I … Continue reading

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The ICC, Israel, and Palestine – The Time Has Come The Walrus Said To Talk of Many Things

Toby Cadman joins JiC for this guest-post on why there is seemingly a reluctance on the part of the Palestinian Authority to sign the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  Toby is a barrister from 9 Bedford Row. He is defence counsel at the Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Justifying Justice: Verdicts at the ECCC

Kirsten Ainley, an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the LSE and the Director of the Centre for International Studies, joins JiC for a guest-post on the recent verdicts at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Kirsten has published on the … Continue reading

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Responding to Allegations of Human Rights Abuses – A Lesson from Libya’s Justice Minister

Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently published its annual World Report. In the report, the human rights organization examined the records of 90 states, including those emerging from the “Arab Spring”. Suffice to say, they didn’t hold back when it came … Continue reading

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Intervention in Mali: Human Rights First?

A familiar face returns to JiC, as Andrew Jillions joins us for this timely post the need for a human-rights focused approach to France’s intervention in Mali. For more of Andrew’s post, see here. Enjoy! Where have all the humanitarians gone? It is security, … Continue reading

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A Quiet Injustice: Degenerating health conditions in the Gaza Strip

The following is a guest-post from Megan Norbert, who is currently the Legal Advisor for the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in the Gaza Strip, as well as an external PhD Candidate at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. In this timely post Megan … Continue reading

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The Best Evidence Yet that Kony is in Darfur?

As the hunt for Joseph Kony continues, all signs indicate that the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) won’t be found – at least not where regional East African military forces are currently looking for him. More persuasive evidence … Continue reading

Posted in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights, Humanitarian Intervention, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), South Sudan, Southern Sudan, Sudan | Tagged | 3 Comments