Articles in law & justice tagged with human-rights

Feisal G. Mohamed

The legal doctrine of “superior responsibility” makes the Russian president liable for war crimes committed in Ukraine.

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Zachary Manfredi

Critics say human rights discourse blunts social transformation. It doesn’t have to.

Baher Azmy

The lawless—and ongoing—administration of the prison by four American presidents underwrites the broader democratic crisis we face today.

Sophia Goodfriend

In the high-tech culture of Tel Aviv, military-grade spying on civilians has become just another office job.

Abby Minor
Liberalism cannot simply be extended to the uterus. Reproductive justice requires a vision of the social body.
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Kirsten Weld

The dramatic history of Guatemala’s National Police archive illustrates the crucial role of state archives in protecting democracy.

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Joseph Margulies

They also acknowledged, for the first time, that the grounds for torturing Abu Zubaydah—who was detained in the wake of September 11 and is still languishing in Guantánamo—were mistaken.

rethinking the responsibility to protect
Adom Getachew

In 2001, three frameworks for handling international crises emerged: the War on Terror, an ill-defined "responsibility to protect" struggling countries, and the Caribbean movement for reparations. The first two have failed, but the third may still have something to tell us.

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Alex de Waal

The famine in Yemen is not simply “man-made.” Particular men are responsible, and they should be brought to justice.

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Rajan Menon

U.S. foreign policy disasters fueled our current political crisis. But those who want a new approach must do more than point out past blunders.