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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 November 3rd, 2020, and later expanded to Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. On December 17, 2021, in a special session convened at the request of the EU, the UN Human Rights Council decided to establish an international commission of human rights experts on Ethiopia, with a mandate, inter alia, to investigate alleged violations and abuses committed in Ethiopia since November 3, 2020 and provide guidance on transitional justice, including accountability. On March 2, 2022, the President of the Human Rights Council appointed three experts, including Fatou Bensouda, the former chief prosecutor of the ICC, as members of the Commission.

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A Former Danish Minister for Immigration is Sentenced: A new Chapter in the Danish ‘Migrants Saga’

On December 13 2021 the Danish Court of Impeachment (Rigsretten) convicted Inger Støjberg, a former Minister of Immigration, for having unlawfully instructed public authorities to separate migrant couples one of whom was a minor. This special Court, which Parliament assembles, exists to try ministers accused of maladministration. Although nominally a permanent body, the assembly of the Court…

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Discriminating against Υour Own Nationals: The Peculiar Case of New Zealand Seafarers

As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues across many countries, thousands of people have been able to regain a sense of normality in their daily life and employment. This has not always been the case for the thousands of seafarers who continue to face serious challenges as a result of the ongoing crew change crisis. While the numerous…

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Milieudefensie v Shell: Do oil corporations hold a duty to mitigate climate change?

On 26 May 2021, the District Court of the Hague passed a judgment recognizing an obligation of Royal Dutch Shell to mitigate climate change. Shell was ordered to reduce all carbon dioxide (CO2) resulting from its global operations—including those from the combustion of oil-and-gas products by its customers—by 45 percent by 2030, compared with 2019.

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The rocky road to peace: current challenges at the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia

In November 2016, a peace agreement between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government put an end to a 50-year-old conflict and established an institution unique in its kind: The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (SJP or JEP). As the cornerstone of Colombia’s transitional justice process, this tribunal was tasked with prosecuting the international crimes…

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