Blog Posts: Insurgency

Guatemala breaks new ground in sex-slavery prosecution

A Guatemalan prosecution of mass rape, the sort of case usually pursued in the International Criminal Court, is believed to be the first of its kind in a national court.
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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Mon. February 22, 2016 5:15 PM
Categories: Human trafficking, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights, Latin America, Refugees/Asylum

Colombian peace accord aims to balance justice, redress, and demobilization

A peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group would create two new courts to try war crimes from the country's fifty-year conflict.


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No Comments | Posted by Melodie Pellot-Hernandez on Sat. October 17, 2015 5:36 PM
Categories: Colombia, Drugs and other contraband, Insurgency, International Court of Justice, Latin America, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts)

ICC prosecution targets destruction of ancient religious sites

The ICC case, which follows the destruction of religious and cultural monuments in Mali, is in one sense the first of its kind.


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No Comments | Posted by Kathryn J. Hesman on Tue. October 13, 2015 2:01 PM
Categories: Africa, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, Iraq, Islamic State, Syria, Terrorism, UNESCO, United Nations

Cameron and The Caroline: Are UK drone strikes on ISIS “self-defense”?

An 1837 incident involving Canadian rebels has become a key test for anticipatory self-defense. What does it mean for a recent UK drone strike against ISIS?


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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Hayes on Wed. September 23, 2015 9:41 PM
Categories: Insurgency, Islamic State, Law of War, Syria, Terrorism, United Kingdom, United Nations

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

UN Report: Escalation in Ukraine

The United Nations (UN) recently released a report drawing attention to escalating violence in Ukraine in violation of the Minsk agreement. There has been a marked surge in casualties that the UN Report attributes to an influx of Russian troops and heavy artillery. More than 6,000 people have been killed since the fighting started in April. Between December 1, 2014 and February 15, 2015, at least 1,012 people were killed and at least 3,793 were wounded in the conflict area of eastern Ukraine.


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Posted by Lauren F. Tonon on Sun. March 22, 2015 5:33 PM
Categories: European Union, Insurgency, Russia, Ukraine, United Nations

Silent Terrorism: What is the International Community Doing to Control Boko Haram?

While the world was focused on the media surrounding terrorist attacks in Paris, France, another Islamic terrorist organization, Boko Haram, massacred 2,000 residents of Baga, Nigeria. The terroristic acts of Boko Haram are not new for the terrorist organization considered the second deadliest in the world, only behind the Taliban.


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Posted by Christina L. Anderson on Fri. February 6, 2015 8:29 AM
Categories: African Union, Insurgency, International Human Rights, Terrorism

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