Conflict Prevention and Mitigation / Post Conflict Reconstruction

Afghanistan and U.S. Sign Bilateral Security Agreement (September 30, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On September 30, 2014, American and Afghan officials signed a bilateral security agreement, which will allow about 12,000 foreign troops

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Regarding Foreign Terrorist Fighters (September 24, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On September 24, 2014, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2178 regarding foreign f

UN Security Council Renews Mandate of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (August 26, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 26, 2014 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2172, which extends the mandate of

Improving Inter-State Cooperation for the National Prosecution of International Crimes: Towards a New Treaty?

We live in a time where war crimes and crimes against humanity still occur on a regular basis. Along with genocide, these are the crimes the world has too often vowed to never again accept. In this context, an important recent initiative to strengthen the international legal framework needed for states to prosecute the perpetrators of such crimes in their national courts has gone relatively unnoticed.

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18
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15
Author: 
Ward Ferdinandusse
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The Special Court for Sierra Leone

Introduction
 
The United Nations and Sierra Leone are about to establish a hybrid international-domestic Court to prosecute those allegedly responsible for atrocities in the Sierra Leone civil war. This will be the third ad hoc international criminal court to be created by the United Nations over the last decade, following the establishment of the war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 1993 and Rwanda (ICTR) in 1994.
 
Background
 
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5
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14
Author: 
Michael P. Scharf
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