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As the Core Group of Nations gathers in Romania on June 28 to deliberate over a pivotal draft statute, the international community faces a defining moment. This statute, which proposes the establishment of a multinational court comprising UN member states and anchored by the Council of Europe, offers a promising avenue for addressing the crime [...]

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In the second part of a two-part interview, JURIST’s Managing Editor for Long Form Content James Joseph interviews Professor David M. Crane, the Founding Chief Prosecutor of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, on solutions and next steps to stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. Since this interview was undertaken, the US and Germany made [...]

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The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2731 (2024) on Thursday, extending for one year the sanctions regime imposed on South Sudan that includes asset freezes, travel bans and an arms embargo. The Resolution received nine votes in favor, none against and six abstentions from Algeria, China, Guyana, Mozambique, Russian Federation and Sierra Leone. The council [...]

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In the first part of a two-part interview, JURIST’s Managing Editor for Long Form Content James Joseph interviews Professor David M. Crane, the Founding Chief Prosecutor of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and a JURIST Board of Directors Member, on solutions and next steps to stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. Professor Crane has [...]

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Global executions hit the highest level since 2015, with serious increases mainly in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, Amnesty International said in its 2023 annual report on the global use of the death penalty on Wednesday 1,153 executions were recorded in 2023 globally, marking an increase of more than 30 per cent from 2022. [...]

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A report released by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) on Thursday shows that citizens surveyed from 19 countries generally lack confidence in the performance of their political institutions and the credibility of elections. Many of them may favor a strong, undemocratic leader. The study covered 19 countries and regions. Included among [...]

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UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide, released a report Friday on International Women’s Day alleging that more than 230 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), an increase of 30 million or 15 percent compared with [...]

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The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on six individuals affiliated with various armed factions in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday. Sanctioned individuals were allegedly involved in obstructing disarmament and repatriation efforts, committing human rights violations such as murder and sexual violence, recruiting child soldiers, orchestrating or carrying [...]

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Under international law, forced marriage has emerged as its own form of gendered violence, distinct from sex-related crimes — a phenomenon explored in depth in a report released last month by the Global Accountability Network (GAN), a collective of international criminal prosecutors and practitioners who supervise and work with law students on specific atrocity projects. [...]

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As the Gaza conflict stumbles forward, out of control, bloody, deadly, and seemingly endless, the Israeli Prime Minister vows “total victory” against Hamas as he steps over the bodies of thousands of Palestinians caught up in the violence. Total victory is an impossibility in this conflict. The days of total victory, of unconditional surrender, are [...]

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