Signature Topics - Atrocity Prevention

Civilian Casualties: The Law of Prevention and Response (Week 2)

Original Description

This is the second part of a six-week Symposium. The Symposium originated as a project of ASIL’s Signature Project Initiative on Atrocity Prevention. The topic for the Week 2 Panel is:

Civilian Casualty Prevention Measures in Next Generation Conflict: Applicability in Urban Warfare and Near Peer Conflict

Bill on Rohingya Introduced In Senate

Justine N. Stefanelli

A bill was introduced in the Senate last week, aimed at "requir[ing] a determination as to whether crimes committed against the Rohingya in Burma amount to genocide; to the Committee on Foreign Rel

UN Special Rapporteur Addresses Conflict and Upcoming Election in Myanmar

Emma Schoenberger

In a statement released on September 22, 2020, Thomas Andrews, UN Special Rapporte

Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office Makes First War Crimes Arrest

Justine N. Stefanelli

On September 24, 2020, the Prosecutor's Office of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers announced

RSCSL Grants Gbao Conditional Early Release with Three-Month Delay

Justine N. Stefanelli

On September 8, 2020, the President of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone granted August

First Indictment Announced at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers


On June 24, 2020, the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor's Office for the first time publicly disclosed details regarding an indictment, which charged Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, former Chairman of the National Assembly Kadri Veseli, and other former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) with war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is the first known indictment by the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor's Office (KSC & SPO).

Kevin W. Gray

Canada and Netherlands to Intervene in ICJ Gambia v. Myanmar Case

Justine N. Stefanelli

On September 2, 2020, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands issued a joint

DC Court Asked to Compel Facebook to Release Info in ICJ Myanmar Case

Justine N. Stefanelli