Blog Posts: Islamic State

Can the EU develop an effective response to its Syrian refugee crisis?

An EU plan to resettle 120,000 Syrian refugees is a good start but does not adequately address the problems asylum-seekers face in EU member states, including individual member states' actions that may violate international and EU law on refugees and human rights.


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No Comments | Posted by Madison L. Beveridge on Tue. October 20, 2015 12:44 PM
Categories: European Union, Greece, Hungary, International Human Rights, Islamic State, Italy, Refugees/Asylum, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Syria

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

What is "terrorism"? The U.N. should not leave it up to Egypt

The U.N. Security Council did not define "terrorism" when it passed its anti-ISIS resolution. It should do so as soon as possible.


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No Comments | Posted by John B. Holt on Wed. October 7, 2015 2:03 PM
Categories: Egypt, International Human Rights, Islamic State, Terrorism, U.N. Security Council

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

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