Elvina Pothelet


Elvina Pothelet is a Visiting Researcher at the Harvard Law School. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Geneva, she researches the notion of “nexus with an armed conflict” in international humanitarian law and international criminal law.

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War crimes in Afghanistan and Beyond: Will the ICC Weigh in on the “Global Battlefield” Debate?

The ICC Prosecutor recently announced her decision to request an authorization to open a formal investigation into possible international crimes committed in connection with the conflict in Afghanistan. The outcome of her preliminary examination was long-awaited and expected to be significant because an investigation into the Afghanistan situation would cover all parties involved – that is,…

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The Evacuation of Eastern Aleppo: Humanitarian Obligation or War Crime?

On March 1, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (“the Commission”) released a report on the horrific events that unfolded in Aleppo last year until it was captured by the Syrian governmental forces. The Aleppo report covers acts which may amount to violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian…

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