Category Archives: War crimes

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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Posted in Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Syria, UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, War crimes | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Bashir Wants to Visit the Big Apple

It appears that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has his heart set on visiting the Big Apple. Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a trinity of atrocity crimes (genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity) has applied for … Continue reading

Posted in Crimes against humanity, Darfur, Genocide, International Criminal Court (ICC), Sudan, United Nations, United States, War crimes | Tagged | 10 Comments

The ICC and Justice in the Wake of the Ngudjolo Acquittal

For many at the International Criminal Court, it was a rough day at the office. For many in the DRC, it was bewildering and upsetting. On 18 December, ICC judges acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo, the former Congolese rebel leader who had been on trial for his alleged … Continue reading

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The ICC to Investigate Libyan Rebel Crimes? We’ll See.

Over the past few days, a number of individuals have contacted me to ask about a statement in which ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council that her office was investigating rebel crimes committed during the … Continue reading

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Intervention in Mali: Does R2P Apply?

James P. Rudolph joins us for this fascinating guest-post on the need to respond to the ongoing crisis in Mali. James is an attorney in Washington, D.C. and California where his work focuses on international law. In this post he … Continue reading

Posted in Justice, Mali, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), UN Security Council, United Nations, War crimes | Tagged | 6 Comments

A Disturbing Tale: Canada’s Human Rights Record and Reputation

This past week the United Nations Committee Against Torture released a report into Canada’s human rights record. It wasn’t pretty. The Committee suggested that Canada was complicit in the torture of Canadian citizens post-9/11 and expressed concern at the “apparent reluctance on part … Continue reading

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The Taylor Case in Context

Six years after being arrested in his exile in Nigeria former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been convicted on 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today. The court is … Continue reading

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