Conflict Prevention and Mitigation / Post Conflict Reconstruction

UN Security Council Welcomes Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (August 28, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 28, 2015, the UN Security Council welcomed the signatures of South Sudan’s President Kiir and Riek Machar Ten

Serbia and Kosovo Finalize Four Agreements Regarding Normalization of Relations (August 25, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 25, 2015, the Prime Ministers of Kosovo and Serbia agreed to finalize four agreements regarding the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina at a European Union-facilitate

UN Security Council Extends the Mandate of Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon (August 21, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 21, 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution extending

The Road from Syria to Ukraine

Humanitarian intervention as a basis for using force against another nation, or within another nation’s territory, is not without its own set of legal challenges and criticisms. Russia’s justification for using force in the Crimean peninsula, in the wake of repeated calls for intervention in Syria, highlights difficulties associated with humanitarian intervention as a basis for the use of force.

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19
Issue: 
16
Author: 
Shane Reeves and Winston Williams
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European Court of Human Rights Rules on Rights of Refugees Displaced by Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (June 16, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 16, 2015, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) held in Ch

Striking ISIL: Aspects of the Law on the Use of Force

On September 20, 2014, the government of Iraq informed the UN Security Council (SC) that it had requested the United States to lead international efforts to strike Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sites. The strikes would end the constant threat posed by ISIL to Iraq, protect Iraq’s citizens, and ultimately enable Iraq to regain control of its borders.[1] The U.S. asserted that this request extended to ISIL sites in Syria.[2]

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19
Issue: 
5
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Marc Weller
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Reunification Agreement Signed in South Sudan (January 21, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On January 21, 2015, delegates from three factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed an agreement laying out steps to reunite the opposing party factions.

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Renewing Sanctions against Central African Republic (January 22, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On January 22, 2015, acting under chapter VII of the UN Charter, the United Nations Security Council adopted a

War Crimes Division of Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina Confirms Genocide Indictment (January 8, 2015)

Author: 
Amy Morello

On January 8, 2015, the war crimes division of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Court) confirmed genocide charges against Dragomir Vasic, Danilo Zoljić, and Radomir Pantić over the executio