Wubeshet Tiruneh


Wubeshet Tiruneh holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated from Geneva Academy with LL.M. in International Humanitarian and Human Rights. He also holds another LL.M. in International Economic and Business Law from University of Groningen, Netherlands.

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Prosecuting Atrocity Crimes Committed in Northern Ethiopia: The Need for Special National Prosecution Mechanism

Over the last four years, serious human rights violations and abuses, have been committed in Ethiopia in and outside of the context of an armed conflict. These violations may constitute international crimes, such as crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. The situation particularly worsened and garnered international attention after an armed conflict broke out in Tigray on…

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Holding the Parent Company Liable for Human Rights Abuses Committed Abroad: The Case of the Four Nigerian Farmers and Milieudefensie v. Shell

On 29 January, The Hague Court of Appeals delivered a groundbreaking judgment on three separate lawsuits brought by four Nigerian farmers concerning large-scale oil spillage in three villages, in Oruma, Goi and Ikot Ada Udo, in Niger Delta, which rendered the claimants’ farmlands and fishponds unusable. The lawsuits were brought both against the parent company, Royal Dutch…

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