Last Friday, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found former senior Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, and sentenced them to life in prison.
The following recent posts on the EJIL: Talk! blog may be of interest to APCML readers: ‘A War Crimes Trial that Needs More Attention In this post, Dr Vidan Hadzi-Vidanovic draws attention to the domestic process currently taking place in El Salvador to prosecute the perpetrators of the 1981 El Mozote Massacre: ....‘Does the ICC Statute Remove Immunities […]
2018: WWI Armistice 100th Anniversary
As part of the annual briefing led by UN peacekeeping operations, Tuesday Reitano (Deputy Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime) explained last week that international crime gangs are generating around $31.5 billion in illicit profits in conflict areas alone.
This monthly summary article by ASPI covers various events of significance for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda taking place over the past month. Discussion includes the 18th anniversary of UNSC resolution 1325, and the fact that Australian women are still cut off from national security debates. Foreign Policy similarly argues recently that women are key […]
On 8 November, the UN Secretary-General announced that Australia’s Major-General Cheryl Pearce will be the new Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The official statement is available here. The significance of the announcement is analysed by ASPI below; see also this related UN News story summarising the statements of a peacekeeping […]
Last week, Lawfare reported that the US Department of Justice had released a 2014 Office of Legal Counsel opinion approving airstrikes against ISIS under the president’s constitutional Article II powers.
A new article on the Modern War Institute discusses the unique nature of modern urban combat. The author argues, inter alia, that since cities will almost certainly be where future wars take place, the US and other militaries must prepare and adapt for this new reality. See also this related piece from the Small Wars Journal.
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