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Learning from US Streets / A moment of reckoning

Around the world, people are following in the steps of the US street, protesting in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd against racism and police violence.  The anguish, outcry and anger that started in Minneapolis resonate globally, reaching into the corridors of multi-lateral institutions too. How are we international human rights experts to respond? Our response has begun, of course. Thanks to the leadership of our colleagues working against racism and for the rights of persons of African descent, in an unprecedented effort the UN human rights special procedures came together to stress that police violence in the United States sits within a complex history of racial terror and that it is systemic racism that breeds state-sponsored racial violence, giving license also to its impunity. Placing police violence within its economic, political and social contexts, they have supported calls for the rollback of the staggering scale of police and military budgets and for urgent reparative intervention to address racial injustice. But…

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Black Lives Matter and International Law

We are today launching a symposium which will run over the next few weeks, with the aim of bringing together legal experts on various intersecting issues relating to the Black Lives Matter movement, police violence in America, and the historic racism and inequality that is demonstrated by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown,…

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Symposium on the Genocide Convention: Is the Duty to Prevent Genocide an Obligation of Result or an Obligation of Conduct according to the ICJ?

Editor's note: This is the final post in our blog symposium arising out of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention. Read the other posts in this symposium here and here. This post questions the findings of the International Court of Justice…

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Symposium on the Genocide Convention: Reflecting on the Genocide Convention at 70: How genocide became a crime subject to universal jurisdiction

Editor's note: This is the second post in our blog symposium arising out of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention. Read the first post here. The 9th of December 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention…

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Symposium on the Genocide Convention: Codification of the Crime of Genocide – a Blessing or a Curse?

Editor's note: This is the first post in our blog symposium arising out of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention.  Codification of the crime of genocide A lot has been written about the origins of the crime of genocide that need…

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