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70 Years Later: the Tenth International Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Nuremberg

70 Years Later: the Tenth International Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Nuremberg

“Let us leave here renewed in our devotion to justice – not just for the people of our own countries, but for the people of all countries.  Let us leave here refreshed in our determination to defend human rights, to protect human liberty, and to uphold human dignity...

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WashU Expert: Congress should work with Obama to close Gitmo

WashU Expert: Congress should work with Obama to close Gitmo

By: Neil Schoenherr (Originally posted on The Source) President Barack Obama this week announced his intention to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The decision to open the facility in the first place was a bad idea in theory, made even worse in...

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Global Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity and Statements at the UN General Assembly

Global Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity and Statements at the UN General Assembly

By: Tamara L. Slater Over the last three years, there has been an increasingly robust discussion within the United Nations about a new global convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity. A few weeks ago the UN General Assembly (UNGA)...

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Misconduct in the Enforcement of International Law by Rogue States and Democratic Ones

Misconduct in the Enforcement of International Law by Rogue States and Democratic Ones

By: Richard A. Goldstone (Originally posted on International Judicial Monitor) During the first week of September 2015 present and former international chief prosecutors gathered at Lake Chautauqua, in upstate New York, for the ninth annual International Humanitarian...

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The Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia and the Cautious Optimism of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia and the Cautious Optimism of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

By: Héctor Olasolo (Originally posted on Debate Global) On 23 September 2015, the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (‘FARC-EP’), issued a joint communique, in which they made public the core aspects of their agreement...

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