Signature Topics - Atrocity Prevention

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

ICC Pre-Trial Chamber Rejects Opening an Investigation in Afghanistan (April 12, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On April 12, 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously rejected the Prosecut

UN Appeals Chamber Increases Sentence in Karadžić Case to Life Imprisonment (March 20, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On March 20, 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Central African Republic and Armed Groups Sign Peace Agreement (February 6, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On February 6, 2019, the Central African Republic (CAR) and fourteen non-state armed groups within the state signed a peac

UN Says Human Rights Violations in South Sudan May Amount to War Crimes (February 20, 2019)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On February 20, 2019, the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan released its third

The Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic

On June 3, 2015, Catherine Samba-Panza, the then transitional president of the Central African Republic (CAR), promulgated organic law 15/003 establishing the Special Criminal Court (SCC).[1] A hybrid tribunal integrated into the Central African justice system, the SCC will employ international and national staff and apply a mix of Central African and international law.

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22
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2
Author: 
Patryk Labuda
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The U.S. Airstrike After the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria: National Interest, Humanitarian Intervention, or Enforcement Against War Crimes?

The chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, reported on April 4, 2017, produced 86 deaths and more than 300 injuries according to the initial reports.[1] The Fact-Finding Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was able to deploy in less than twenty-four hours, and later confirmed the incident,[2] even though Syria “categorically reject[ed] the false accusations and allegations of the Syrian Arab Army’s use of toxic chemical substances a

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21
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8
Author: 
Mika Hayashi
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The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals: A Unique Model and Some of Its Distinctive Challenges

In 2008, the United Nations Security Council acknowledged the need to establish a mechanism to carry out essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) after their closure.[1] The Security Council underscored that impunity for individuals indicted by the Tribunals and still at large would be unacceptable, recognized the critical importance of continuing witness protection, and stressed that the archives of the Tribunals are UN pro

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21
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5
Author: 
Giorgia Tortora
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The UN International Law Commission Progresses Towards a New Global Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity

On July 17, 2014, the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) voted to move the topic of a new treaty on crimes against humanity to its active agenda and appoint Professor Sean Murphy as Special Rapporteur.[1] Over the past two years, the Rapporteur has made significant progress, and the Commission has now approved ten draft articles—four in summer 2015[2] and six additional articles in August 2016.[3] T

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21
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2
Author: 
Leila Nadya Sadat & Kate Falconer
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