Archive 4

“DDR THEORY & PRACTICE” BY IISA SENIOR ADVISOR DESMOND MOLLOY

DDR has been widely advocated for decades as an essential component of post-conflict peacebuilding. But DDR in practice has generated more questions than answers. Does it work, contributing to post-conflict stabilization and the reintegration of former combatants? Can it work better? What constitutes success? What accounts for failure? Do potential risks outweigh the potential benefits? […]

LEGISLATION CHANGES TO BROADEN THE ADF’S MILITARY POWERS

Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that legislation will be introduced to overcome an inconsistency between Australia’s domestic legislation and international law. For more details, see here.

THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN NON-INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT – REVISITING SERDAR MOHAMMED

One of the more controversial cases concerning the UK Human Rights Act is the claim of Serdar Mohammed against the Ministry of Defence. The claimant, who on the assumed facts was a Taliban commander detained by the UK military in Afghanistan for 110 days in 2010, alleges a breach of his right to liberty under […]

CONTRANSNET WEBSITE NOW LIVE!

The Constitution Transformation Network (ConTransNet) launched its website today:  ConTransNet brings together researchers, practitioners and organisations interested in the phenomenon of constitutional transformation. Constitutional transformation encompasses both the practical phenomenon of constitutional change and conceptual changes in how we understand the very idea of a Constitution itself. The Melbourne Network comprises a core group of scholars […]

EXECUTIVE ORDER — UNITED STATES POLICY ON PRE- AND POST-STRIKE MEASURES TO ADDRESS CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN U.S. OPERATIONS INVOLVING THE USE OF FORCE

The Executive Order on United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force was released on 1st July 2016.

It can be read here.

AD HOC TRIBUNALS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

The Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project seeks honest evaluations about the challenges, successes, and mistakes of the Tribunals. It aims to preserve the voices of those individuals who worked to bring justice to Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and contributed to the development and “institutionalization” of international criminal law during the early years of […]

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