Natasa Mavronicola


Professor of Human Rights Law, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham; co-editor of Coercive Human Rights: Positive Duties to Mobilise the Criminal Law under the ECHR (Hart 2020); author of Torture, Inhumanity and Degradation under Article 3 of the ECHR: Absolute Rights and Absolute Wrongs (Hart 2021).

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The Hegemony of Penal Accountability: Some Critical Reflections during (Ongoing) Atrocities

“Accountability matters – not only because it provides justice for victims and punishment for perpetrators. It matters because ending impunity is central to ending genocide… Prevention and punishment…can never be seen in isolation from each other. Punishment is key to prevention.” - Michelle Bachelet. Contemporary international law encompasses a legal and institutional framework…

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Redistributing Punishment: The Limited Vision of Coercive Human Rights

In an eloquent blog post written in June 2020, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard acknowledged the structural racism and systemic injustice that breed the ‘state-sponsored racial violence’ which the brutal killing of George Floyd so painfully exemplified. She asked: what can we do — what must…

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