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Prospects for a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity

Prospects for a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity

[Madaline George is the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute Fellow at Washington University School of Law.] This post originally appeared on OpinioJuris. More than 70 years after crimes against humanity were defined in Article 6(c) of the London Charter and...

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The 13th International Humanitarian Law Roundtable: The Third Wave – Adapting Modern ICL to 21st Century Realities

The 13th International Humanitarian Law Roundtable: The Third Wave – Adapting Modern ICL to 21st Century Realities

By: Megan Ferguson & Madaline George The 13th International Humanitarian Law Roundtable (previously Dialogs) was held in Chautauqua, New York, from Sunday, August 25, through Tuesday, August 27. This year’s theme was The Third Wave – Adapting Modern ICL to 21st...

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Part 4: Claiming Jurisdiction:  Comparing the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber Decision Regarding Myanmar with Other Approaches

Part 4: Claiming Jurisdiction: Comparing the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber Decision Regarding Myanmar with Other Approaches

By: Josh Handelman & Christian Rose In September 2018, a Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that the Court has jurisdiction to consider the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, and potentially other...

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Part 3: Justice for the Rohingya: Issues and Possible Solutions

Part 3: Justice for the Rohingya: Issues and Possible Solutions

By: Matteo Colorio & Feyga Saksonov On September 6, 2018, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that the Court could exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation (as a crime against humanity) of the Rohingya people from Myanmar...

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