In September 2016, I posted about the Knot on my Planet initiative, which seeks to protect the elephant population. As an update, China just announced an ivory ban by the end of 2017! The aggressive persecution of elephants throughout the world for their ivory tusks has led to a rapid reduction in the size of the…
UPDATE: The International Criminal Court’s Policy on Children is officially set to launch on November 16, 2016. If you are interested in reading the policy in its draft format you may do so in either English or French here. ICC OTP publishes Draft Policy on International Crimes affecting children: ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has published…
It’s our pleasure today to publish this post by Chanel Chauvet, a member of the Georgia Law Class of 2018 who serves as a Student Ambassador at our Dean Rusk International Law Center. This past sum… Source: How will current and future conflicts will test 2016 ICRC Commentary?
To some of the people I met in the Netherlands (you know who you are): I don’t know when our paths will cross again, but sometimes you just know when you’ve met a “lifer.” I can’t wait to see where you all go from here 🙂 Wow! My first travel chapter…
Hello everyone! I am excited to share the information posted below regarding the Dean Rusk International Law Center’s latest event, Humanity’s Common Heritage. I had the opportunity to watch Mr. Jean-Marie Henkaerts discuss the updated commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols at The Humanity House in The Hague….
I thought this was an interesting concept taking place in Deventer, The Netherlands. Apparently, there is a similar initiative in Cleveland, Ohio. More information here.
WARNING: This post contains graphic images.
Elephant poaching has become a serious crisis within the last decade. Elephants around the world are being slaughtered to supply an unsustainable demand for ivory.
Atrocities produce unspeakable forms of violence. We will explore whether and how international criminal justice contribute to what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon called the ‘age of accountability’. The theory is, those who commit the worst of human crimes, are held accountable, whether they are rank-and-file foot soldiers or military commanders, whether they are lowly civil servants following orders or top political leaders. We will test how this can be done and if this is realistic.
“The thing that stood out about… Bosnia, … and in other [UN] mission areas, is … that police and humanitarian workers were involved in the facilitation of forced sexual abuse, and the use of children and young women in brothels, but in many instances became involved in the trade by racketeering, bribery and outright falsifying of documents as part of a broader criminal syndicate.”
This Madame had a lot of sights to cram in Amsterdam
Experts gathered this week from around the world for a wide-ranging consultation on the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor’s draft Policy on Children. Among them were Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann, in her capacity as the Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict, and Georgia Law student Chanel Chauvet, a rising 2L and Dean Rusk International Law Center Student Ambassador.