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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Deterrent Effect of International Criminal Tribunals

Jennifer Schense is one of the editors of an important new study on the deterrent effect of international criminal tribunals. She presents a brief summary of its scope and main findings below:- On 4 November 2016 in Nuremberg, at its annual forum commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Nuremberg Principles by the …

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News Roundup – 30 July 2014

Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed? The Open Society recently supported four reports on the vetting and selection of peacekeepers which have been published in June/ July 2014:- Bangladesh: sending death squads to keep the UN’s peace Vetting in Nepal: challenges and issues Nigeria: navigating secrecy in the vetting and selection of peacekeepers India: …

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News Roundup – 11 April 2014

French forces find weapons cache in northern Mali BBC broadcast: Central African Republic – A Road Through Hatred DRC Military Offensives Reduces Number of Armed Groups New report by International Crisis Group: “South Sudan: A Civil War by Any Other Name” (report, summary and press release) Human Rights Watch: Kosovo should Approve Special Court for …

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News Roundup – 11 February 2014

Vehicle in Mali disappears in with ICRC personnel on board Serbian ex-paramilitaries of ‘Jackal group’ found guilty of Kosovo killings ICTR Appeals Chambers delivers appeals judgement in Military II case, reversing the convictions of Ndindiliyimana and Nzuwonemeye (based on superior responsibility) in their entirety and reducing the sentence of Sagahutu by 5 years (see here …

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News Roundup – 19-20 September 2013

Death toll from Boko Haram attack rises to 143 according to Nigerian official International Crisis Group report: Niger: Another Weak Link in the Sahel? (report in French, see here for the English summary and press release) Bert Koenders: “Jihadist groups remain a risk in northern Mali” Cameroon police arrest CAR rebel leader Former Kosovo insurgent …

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News Roundup – 19 June 2013

Afghan threat to boycott Taliban talks. Afghanistan peace talks: no surrender behind the Taliban’s white flowers. ICC: Opening of the confirmation of charges hearing is postponed (see here for decision). BBC Africa debate: Is Africa under threat from Islamic extremists? Somalia UN office attack by Al-Shabaab ‘kills 15’. The trouble with Congo is deep and widespread. …

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News Roundup – 29 November 2012

Kosovo ex-PM cleared of war crimes by ICTY.  HRW: Syria: Opposition using children in conflict.  Syria shuts off internet access across the country.  Pakistan militant leader Mullah Nazir injured in blast.  International Crisis Group report: ‘Sudan: Major Reform or More War’. Congo rebels, following ultimatum, begin retreat from seized land.  Congo accuses Rwanda of shielding …

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