Polina Levina Mahnad


Polina is an international lawyer, currently serving with the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR). This post is written in her personal capacity and not as a representative of OHCHR or the United Nations.

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A Complementarity Toolkit?

Editor's Note: This post is part of our Joint Symposium with Justice in Conflict on Human Rights Watch's Report, Pressure Point: The ICC's Impact on National Justice  In the long-term, bolstering national proceedings is crucial in the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes, and is fundamental to hopes…

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An Independent Mechanism for Myanmar: A Turning Point in the Pursuit of Accountability for International Crimes

Last week, the Human Rights Council voted to establish an “independent mechanism” to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Myanmar. To those following international efforts to bring perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide to justice, this watershed moment could herald a paradigm…

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