Victor Kattan

About/Bio

Victor Kattan is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the School of Law at the University of Nottingham where he is writing a book on the crime against humanity of apartheid for Oxford University Press. On 22-23 June, he organised an international conference at the University of Nottingham’s School of Law to examine the relevance and applicability of the Apartheid Convention beyond its original focus on Southern Africa. This followed a workshop he organised in May 2021 on a similar theme.

Recently Published

A critical assessment of the Government of Israel’s memorandum to the ICC – Part I

  On 20 December 2019, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published a 112-page document requesting that Pre-Trial Chamber 1 rule within 120 days on the Court’s territorial jurisdiction in the situation in Palestine. On the same day the request was made public, the Government of Israel (GOI) published a 34-page memorandum of the Office…

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Part II: The Partition of the Chagos Archipelago and the Haunting Spectre of the South West Africa Cases

[Part II of a two-part post] When consent has been vitiated One of the most challenging aspects of partition is proving that its representatives’ consent was vitiated due to duress. In nearly all cases of partition duress, coercion, and even fraud has been alleged by one of the parties. In…

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Part I: The Partition of the Chagos Archipelago and the Haunting Spectre of the South West Africa Cases

[Part I of a two-part post]  The advisory proceedings concerning the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 are over, but an opinion that answers the legal questions raised in the request could have consequences well beyond the Indian Ocean. Earlier this month, Stephen Allen…

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