I’m no law expert…

…but I’m passionate about the global fight for justice. This blog is a labor of love (in progress) on that specific topic. Follow it, and nerd out with me on universal jurisdiction, war crime tribunals, perpetrators and prosecutors, current, pending and closed cases, the International Criminal Court, and much much more.

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At a glance…

Racism: The Global Injustice

This post has taken a long time to write. First, I had started researching something completely different. Corporate liability in international crimes. It’s an interesting and important topic, which I’ll get back to in a later post, but my thoughts kept flying elsewhere.  To the imagery of a black man, pinned to the ground, an …

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Developments in the Rohingya’s pursuit for justice

It’s been close to three years since Myanmar carried out the most violent military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority seen to date. Over 700,000 Rohingya were forced to flee their homes in Rakhine (a coastal state in Myanmar), into neighboring Bangladesh. Ten thousand or more were killed. Survivors told reporters how soldiers grabbed babies …

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Not ‘just’ a terrorist

When the deranged fantasy of a caliphate was at its peak, thousands of men and women traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. By October 2015, an estimated 30,000 people from 100 countries were part of the fight, linked to ISIS or other militant groups. In 2018, around 30% of the foreign fighters had …

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Universal Juriswhat?

On April 23rd the international community praised the opening of the first-ever court case tackling the systematic and widespread use of torture by the Syrian regime. Two representatives of the regime stand trial for crimes against humanity. Anwar R, a Colonel of the prison Branch 251, or al-Khatib, is charged with being complicit in the …

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