Blog Posts: Genocide

Discovery of mythic ‘Nazi Gold Train’ highlights flaws in Holocaust restitution system

The Terezin Declaration and other international agreements lay out out voluntary principles for returning property seized from Jews in the Nazi era. Those may be on a collision course with Polish law on findings, if a soon-to-be-unearthed train lives up to its myth.


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda R. Dizon on Thu. October 22, 2015 9:31 PM
Categories: Genocide, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

UN Report: Potential Charges Against the Islamic State

The International Criminal Court faces mounting pressure to prosecute members of the Islamic State for alleged acts of genocide against the Yezidi community, along with crimes against humanity and war crimes against the civilian population. But is the ICC the best forum for prosecution?


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Posted by Crystal S. Chung on Fri. April 17, 2015 6:27 PM
Categories: Genocide, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, Islamic State, U.N. Security Council

Nazi Art Looting and the Fight to Reclaim

Hitler’s Third Reich was responsible for one of the most significant episodes of displacement and destruction of art and cultural objects in modern history. As the Nazis conquered Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, high ranking Nazi leaders, such as Hermann Göring, amassed works taken from Holocaust victims in their private collections. A pending case is illustrative of Holocaust survivors’ heirs’ ongoing struggle to recover stolen art.


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Posted by Allen E. Rowe on Fri. April 17, 2015 6:15 PM
Categories: Genocide, Germany

A Lack of Intent: the Implications of the ICJ's Dismissal of Croatian and Serbian Genocide Claims

On February 3, the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”) dismissed Serbian and Croatian genocide claims based on actions taken during the Balkan Wars. The 17-2 dismissal of Croatia's genocide claims and the unanimous dismissal of Serbia's counterclaims showed a united front by the ICJ that the requisite intent was simply not present in either case.


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Posted by Patricia I. Heyen on Thu. March 5, 2015 3:28 PM
Categories: Genocide, International Court of Justice, International Human Rights

Sneak Preview: The Influence of Politics at the ICTY

The recent acquittals of Ante Gotovina and Ramush Haradinaj at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have once again raised questions about the nature of the ICTY’s trials: Are they predominantly legal or political? 


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No Comments | Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Tue. October 29, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Genocide, International Dispute Resolution, Yugoslavia

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