Signature Topics - Atrocity Prevention

German Public Prosectuor Indicts Two Syrian Nationals with Crimes Against Humanity

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The German Public Prosecutor's office announced [in German] on October 29, 2019, that it has filed charg

Implementing the Genocide Convention at the Domestic Level: The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act 2018

On January 14, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act of 2018. The United States initially signed the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide at its unveiling in 1948, but did not take the mandated step (Article V) of established the federal crime of genocide until the Proxmire Act in 1988.

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Volume: 
23
Issue: 
8
Author: 
D. Wes Rist
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European Court of Human Rights: Holocaust Denial is Not Protected Free Speech

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

UN Security Council Adopts First Resolution on Persons Reported Missing During Armed Conflict (June 11, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 11, 2019, the UN Security Council adopted its first resolution to deal specifically with persons reported missing during ar

UN Human Rights Office Releases Report on Rights Violations in North Korea (May 28, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 28, 2019, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report titled,

Yemen and the Stockholm Agreement: Background, Context, and the Significance of the Agreement

On December 13, 2018, parties to the conflict in Yemen came together in Stockholm, Sweden, and agreed to a series of undertakings that raised hopes for a peaceful settlement of the conflict that began in 2015 and has resulted in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and allegations that war crimes, crimes against humanity, and human rights abuses were committed by all sides.[1]

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Volume: 
23
Issue: 
5
Author: 
Haydee Dijkstal
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ICC Confirms Jordan was Required to Arrest Al-Bashir, Reverses Referral to Assembly of States Parties (May 6, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 6, 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court confirmed Pre-Trial Chamber II’s decision