Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

International Criminal Court Begins First Trial for Destruction of Cultural Property (March 2, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On March 2, 2016, the International Criminal Court opened its first war crimes trial for the destruction of cultural property.

Prohibiting Collective Expulsion of Aliens at the European Court of Human Rights

Over the past few months, the mass movement of Syrian migrants into and across Europe has transfixed the international community. Though international law governs the decisions as to whether these Syrians are eligible for protection against refoulement (return to torture or persecution), the texts of the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the UN Convention Against Torture have nothing to say about the process through which these protection determinations happen.

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20
Issue: 
1
Author: 
Jaya Ramji-Nogales
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United Nations Security Council Adopts Peace Resolution for Syria (December 18, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 18, 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution focused on a politic

ICTY Appeals Chamber Orders Retrial of Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović (December 15, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 15, 2015, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Appeal’s Chamber

The EUNAVFOR MED Operation and the Use of Force

On May 18, 2015, the European Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2015/778 (Decision) launching the European Union Naval Force – Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) with the aim of disrupting the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean.[1] The operational headquarters is located in Rome.

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Volume: 
19
Issue: 
27
Author: 
Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo
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Spanish Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Rwanda Genocide Case (October 7, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 7, 2015, the Spanish Supreme Court (Court) upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a case investigating the Rwandan genocide.