Command Responsibility and the Ukraine Conflict

Command Responsibility and the Ukraine Conflict

Command Responsibility and the Ukraine Conflict The news on the conflict in Ukraine is replete with violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), conveying the impression that soldiers have either been ordered to commit these crimes or have been allowed to do so...
Portending Genocide in Ukraine?

Portending Genocide in Ukraine?

Portending Genocide in Ukraine? As Russian forces continue their brutal invasion of Ukraine, worrisome signs are emerging about the prospect of genocide. While the term is used rather freely in the media, the prospect of actual genocide returning to Europe for the...
Time for a New War Crimes Commission?

Time for a New War Crimes Commission?

Time for a New War Crimes Commission? The shock of invasion remains fresh and raw. And yet it must cede room for new shocks, for the quotidian tremors caused by reports that Russian troops have shelled homes and maternity hospitals, dropped cluster bombs on schools,...
The ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order: Unprecedented

The ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order: Unprecedented

The ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order: Unprecedented ​On March 16, 2022, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rendered its provisional measures order in the application brought by Ukraine against Russia under the Genocide Convention, arguing, inter alia, that...