September 18, 2018

Analysis: Post-War Ground Realities of Dissolving Territories and Protracted Displacement of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka

An Analysis of the Militarization and Land Confiscation under the Lens of Persecution and Forcible Displacement as Crimes Against Humanity By: Piratheeca Vimalarajah This article assesses the militarization and post-war confiscation of lands by the Government of Sri Lanka against Eelam Tamils in the North-East under the lens of persecution and forcible transfer of population...

September 11, 2018

Analysis: International Crimes in Myanmar Alleged in Human Rights Council Report

By: James Hendry On August 24, the Human Rights Council released the Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar1Advance Unedited Version, A/HRC/39/64 at https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFM-Myanmar/A_HRC_39_64.pdf. in advance of its 39th session in September. This followed the flight of almost three-quarters of a million Rohingya to Bangladesh by August 2018 to live there in dire...

August 20, 2018

Analyse : Enfin une convention pour la prévention et la répression des crimes contre l’humanité?

Par : Johanne Levasseur Malgré le grand nombre de victimes passées et présentes, les crimes contre l’humanité ne font toujours pas l’objet d’une convention internationale globale et universelle. En vue de combler cette lacune, en juillet 2017, la Commission de droit international a adopté en première lecture un projet de convention sur la prévention et...

August 13, 2018

Analysis: Towards Greater Accountability for Corporate Involvement in International Crimes

By: Annika Weikinnis This article addresses the issue of the involvement of corporations in international crimes and the recent efforts and trends in international criminal law to develop this area of accountability. Introduction No corporation, however powerful, should get away with gross human rights abuses amounting to international crimes. Why then are governments unable or...

July 31, 2018

En quête de justice : Mon combat pour mettre fin à l’impunité

Par : Déborah Kitumaini Kasiba Le mari de Déborah, Pascal Kabungulu, était un éminent défenseur des droits humains en République démocratique du Congo qui a été assassiné en 2005 en raison de son travail. Depuis, Déborah et sa famille ont trouvé refuge au Canada d’où ils poursuivent leur combat contre l’impunité. Avec l’aide du Centre...

July 30, 2018

Analysis: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Unique Institution

By: Joseph Rikhof This article will discuss the history, mandate and most important jurisprudence of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Introduction When this journal last year provided an overview of international institutions established for the pursuit of justice for international crimes,1See Joseph Rikhof, “Analysis: A History and Typology of International Criminal Institutions” (2017) 1 PKI...

July 18, 2018

Analysis: The ICC’s Treatment of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Crimes

By: Nicole Cvercko This article assesses the ICC’s jurisprudence, statutes and institutional structure with regard to SGBV crimes in light of its stated mandate and its 20th anniversary on July 17, 2018 as a permanent international court. Introduction The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been hailed the “victim’s court”, given its wide victim participation scheme...

June 26, 2018

Analysis: A Human Rights Perspective on Ireland’s Referendum

By: Sylvie McCallum Rougerie On May 25, 2018, Ireland voted to amend its Constitution to lessen restrictions on women’s access to abortion. From the perspective of international human rights law, such reforms are long overdue. This article highlights human rights considerations that should guide the Irish government as it develops its new abortion legislation and...