Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:22
By Justice Hub
The conflicts in Iraq and Syria have resulted in countless atrocities being committed against innocent civilians. Women and girls have borne the brunt of these crimes, particularly those of a sexual nature. ISIS, the extremist group also known by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is responsible for many of these crimes. The group has been especially ruthless in its targeting of...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:19
Two weeks ago, some Canadian politicians embarked on a lone journey to have ISIS recognised as a genocidal outfit. The blatant failure of this undertaking is just but another example of how not to politicise genocide.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:49
Are we witnessing the first step towards holding ISIL commanders accountable for crimes committed in the Middle East? Today, representatives of the Yazidi and the foreign minister of the Kurdish Regional Government handed over a report documenting crimes committed against the Yazidi population to the ICC.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:16
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is widely regarded as having been the most important laboratory for contemporary international criminal justice. This assertion will certainly be changed if a tribunal is established to deal with the crimes committed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS).
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:46
ISIS' ways are a shock to the collective conscience of humanity. Their brutality is almost universally condemned. The evidence of their crimes is vast, not least because they themselves upload first-hand footage of their massacres and mass atrocities.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:41
When an email from the International Criminal Court landed in my mailbox containing the names “Bensouda” and “ISIS” I almost jumped out of my chair. The topic of ISIS and the ICC has been plastered over the news for months, with organisations, countries, experts and lawyers calling for the court to take action.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:42
Has genocide really taken place during Islamic State's systematic attacks on Yazidis and other minorities in the Middle East?