Retributive vs. Restorative Justice

Introduction The Preamble of UN Security Council Resolution 995 (1994), which led to the creation of the ICTY, states that, “[T]he prosecution of persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law would … contribute to the...

Crimes Against Humanity: Successes and Failures (Part 2)

Introduction Crime against humanity was established as an international crime during the Nuremberg trials in 1945. Since then, prosecution of crimes against humanity has had mixed results, with both successes and failures. Crimes against humanity featured prominently...

Crisis in Darfur

  Image source: https://www.google.com/earth/outreach/success-stories/united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum/ Click here to see PART 1 of this series.   Summary of Project Crisis in Darfur is a collaborative project between the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...

Mapping for Human Rights

What is Mapping?  Mapping, which is simply the process of making maps, is useful for identifying factors in a situation and seeing the connections between those factors. Recently, mapping has become a useful tool in human rights work, particularly in helping...

What is the Universal Periodic Review?

UPR: Background The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is an instrument that periodically reviews the human rights situations of all 193 UN member states. It was established in 2006 as the centerpiece of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). While other human rights...