Abhimanyu George Jain


Abhimanyu George Jain is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, a research associate with the LAWS & War Crimes research project, and a visiting lecturer at the National Law School of India University.

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The Ntaganda appeal judgment and the meaning of ‘attack’ in conduct of hostilities war crimes

One of the many interesting issues raised by the ICC’s recent Ntaganda appeal judgment, and the subject of this post, is whether war crimes referring to ‘attacks’ require a nexus to hostilities. IHL has traditionally distinguished between protecting persons from the conduct of hostilities (Hague law) and protecting persons in the power of a belligerent (Geneva…

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Recognition of States in International Law: For Sale

News reports indicate that former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo (pictured left) recently pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to accepting $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwanese officials in exchange for assurances of continued diplomatic recognition during his tenure in office (see here, here…

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The 21st Century Atlantis: The International Law of Statehood and Climate Change-Induced Loss of Statehood

Abhimanyu George Jain is a recent LL.M. graduate of Georgetown University (2013). Plato wrote of the legendary island kingdom of Atlantis: “…in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of…

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