Author Archives: Kate Cronin-Furman

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the International Criminal Court, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Perhaps you’re a journalist with an unfortunate penchant for referring to the ICC as “the World Court” (sorry, that’s the ICJ) or suggesting that it will hear cases related to decades-ago atrocities (nope, temporal jurisdiction is a thing). Or maybe you’re a student … Continue reading

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Mass Atrocity Monday, 6/6/2016: Tiananmen Square

Saturday was the anniversary of the suppression by the Chinese military of mass protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, the death toll is still unknown. Beijing’s official estimate puts the figure at 241, but credible reports suggest … Continue reading

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Mass Atrocity Monday, 5/2/2016: The Wagalla Massacre

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people died on the Wagalla airstrip in early February, 1984. The victims were ethnic Somalis living in Kenya’s North Eastern province. Their killers were members of the Kenyan army, ostensibly investigating reports of a planned rebellion by members of the … Continue reading

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Mass Atrocity Monday, 4/4/2016: The Ethiopian Red Terror

You’d be forgiven for not knowing that in 1992, Ethiopia’s transitional government established a Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate and try members of the military junta it had toppled. Or that over the course of 14 years, the Red Terror trials (as … Continue reading

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Mass Atrocity Monday, 3/7/2016: The 1961 Paris Massacre

Did you know that in 1961, French police massacred more than 100 Algerians as they demonstrated peacefully in the center of Paris? If you didn’t, it’s not surprising. Even in France, the event has been obscured by decades of official silence. … Continue reading

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Mass Atrocity Monday, 2/1/2016: The Andijan Massacre

Greetings, Justice in Conflict readers. For those who don’t know me, I’m a political scientist and former human rights lawyer, currently based at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. I also run the blog Wronging Rights. I spend most … Continue reading

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