A murderless* genocide in China?

What does genocide look like? Do gas chambers, machetes, and mass graves come to mind? Images of piles of mutilated bodies? I haven’t conducted a survey, but I’ll take a bet and say that most of us think of genocide as the intentional, large-scale murder of entire groups of people. But murder is just one …

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Bad business: Holding corporations accountable for international crimes

In the northern town of Jalabiya, Syria, lies the ruins of a cement plant. The factory was a subsidiary of French/Swiss company Lafarge SA (now LafargeHolcim), one of the biggest producers of building material in the world. It took Lafarge almost three years to build the plant in Syria, at an approximate cost of 680 …

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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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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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