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September 30, 2022

International Law
The Case for Creating a Special Tribunal to Prosecute the Crime of Aggression Committed Against Ukraine

[Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Just Security series, Prosecuting the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine. All articles in the series can be found here.] The prospect of creating the Spe…

August 30, 2022

Syria
The Conflict in Syria and the Failure of International Law to Protect People Globally

On the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, David Scheffer, International Francqui Professor (Spring 2022) at KU Leuven, reviews Jeremy Sarkin’s latest book ‘T…

September 15, 2022

United Nations
Survival Governance at the UN General Assembly

The annual General Assembly debate is happening at a time of cascading challenges on health, climate, and human security. Can the United Nations carve a path through?

UNGA session president hits a gavel against a podium.

September 8, 2022

Myanmar
Could Myanmar’s Opposition Forces Unseat the Junta?

Rebel ranks grow, presenting a viable threat to the military’s grip on power.

Man in suit sits at table with Myanmar flag in front of him

April 4, 2022

Ukraine
Can Russia Be Held Accountable for War Crimes in Ukraine?

Countries including the United States are ramping up calls for war crimes investigations following an apparent massacre in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. Could Russian leaders be brought to justice und…

A woman with a child evacuates from a residential building damaged by shelling by Russian forces in Kyiv, Ukraine, in March 2022.

November 22, 2021

International Law
A Negotiator's Reliance on the Nuremberg Legacy

This year we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal: on 30 September and 1 October 1946, the International Military Tribunal (IMT) delivered its Judgement in the tr…

January 18, 2022

International Law
Legal Principles Matter in Defense of Democracies

Legal principles matter as two major democracies—Taiwan and Ukraine—are threatened by superpower neighbors. Whether one argues about Taiwan’s status as a country or a province of China, it is a vibra…

Ukrainian service members drive tanks during the Independence Day military parade in Kyiv, Ukraine in August 2021.

November 23, 2021

China
Does Taiwan Have the Right of Self-Defense?

If conflict were to break out between China and Taiwan, the latter’s right to defend itself would hinge on its international legal status and the circumstances of the hostilities.

Armored vehicles parade in front of Taiwan presidential palace.