A Contrario

International Criminal Law

A CONTRARIO is a blog devoted to research and writing on global justice issues. Since its inception in September 2012, the A CONTRARIO team seeks to inspire discourse on various subjects related to international justice, in addition to fostering relationships with and engaging the international community on related issues.

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ADETOKUNBO HUSSAIN** INTRODUCTION   ‘So forcible within my heart I feelThe bond of nature draw me to my own,My own in thee, for what thou art is mine;Our [S]tate cannot be severed, we are one,One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.’ John Milton, Paradise Lost To the familiar minds and discerning spirits, there is a certain pathos imbued in the story of the Chagos Islands and its original inhabitants. Much like how Milton’s…
Regina Paulose International crimes against the Rohingya which has been perpetrated against them for decades continues even after the alarming events of August 2017 that forced over a million Rohingya to flee in to Bangladesh. Since that time there has been little progress made to achieve a long term solution for the Rohingya people. Genocide and Then What? In its September 2018 report, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar indicated that the activities…
Author: Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, PhD (NUI Galway), LL.M. (Maastricht University) Lecturer for International Law at Griffith College, Dublin/Ireland Introduction: In 2016 the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (hereafter: the Working Group) visited the United States of America (hereafter: USA), one of the many special procedures under the auspices of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in order to assess the treatment and situation of people with African Descent in the…
Author: Dr. Garima Tiwari Artificial intelligence has led to an emerging need for regulation of weaponry that is now being developed for deployment in conflict zones. This post will raise and re-iterate the issues relating to the International Humanitarian Law and Artificial Intelligence. Issac Asimov gave the following famous Three Laws of Robotics in his science fiction “Runaround”  [i] and then added a “Zeroth Law,” to supersede them which said: “A robot may not harm humanity, or,…
Since August 2017, the plight of the Rohingya people has re-captured the attention of the international community. The United Nations and other parties have been slow to label the ongoing situation in the Rakhine region genocide.  However, recent statements by UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide indicate a significant change in international rhetoric. The current crisis was a result of the alleged attacks by a rag tag group known as the ARSA which…