An increasingly hostile environment towards migrants is manifested in prosecuting those who provide aid - either as volunteers, or as part of humanitarian organizations - in Europe and the U.S. A brief look at this trend and the legal implications.
With the disappearances of Jamal Khashoggi, the head of Interpol in China, and thousands of others across the globe, I look at ‘short-term’ disappearances and the legal interpretation catching up to this increasingly prevalent phenomenon.
A look at the request for provisional measures by UAE in the case relating to the CERD convention, currently before the International Court of Justice.
Discussions relating to a truth commission addressing colonial atrocities against the Ovaherrero and Nama peoples compelled me to look at the potential of truth commissions and to raise a few questions for further exploration.
A brief post for Opinio Juris, within a few hours of the Indian air strike on JeM camps in Pakistan. A brief assessment of the Indian Foreign Secretarys statement - with a more detailed international law analysis to follow subsequently…
I attended the opening of the exhibition on Women & War at the Ayala Museum in the Philippines. Hearing a Lola - or grandmother who survived the ordeal of being a “Comfort Woman” - made me think of this issue more, and also look into the often forgotten '“Birangona” of Bangladesh. What hope for justice and redress?
My post on statelessness & the legal linkages to mass atrocities - an overlooked connection perhaps? Drawing from the Myanmar FFM report, a few preliminary thoughts and areas for future exploration...
As part of a book symposium for Opinio Juris, I comment on “Internationalized Armed Conflicts in International Law” by Kubo Mačák. The book is an insightful analysis of the tipping point at which non-international armed conflict (NIAC) may be ‘internationalized’ and considered an international armed conflict (IAC). I had a few thoughts, relating specifically to conflict in South Asia, and to the ‘humanization’ of international law.