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Universal Jurisdiction

Dalai Lama Advisor, Blake Kerr, Testifies in Trial Accusing Chinese of Genocide in Tibet

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Robbie Vorhaus

As a tourist in Lhasa 24 years ago, Blake Kerr witnessed Chinese soldiers and police massacring unarmed Tibetans, inspiring him to begin documenting the underside of China's military occupation of Tibet.

Spain Investigates What America Should

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

It is the responsibility of the United States to investigate allegations of torture. The use of torture should be purged from our system, much like we eradicated slavery.

Not Enough Justice? Not Enough Courts?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

It remains to be seen whether President Barack Obama will deliver big change on human rights and international law. Shuttering Guantanamo Bay is an admirable start. Will he join the ICC?

Paving New Paths to Accountability

Noura Erakat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noura Erakat

Claims to ostensible moral and civil superiority and the now decades long U.S. and Israeli capacity to remain beyond the reach of international law has left the human rights community's looking for legal alternatives.