Weekend Roundup: May 20 – June 2, 2019

Weekend Roundup: May 20 – June 2, 2019

At the end May, Opinio Juris hosted a weeklong symposium on Jonathan Hafetz’s new book, Punishing Atrocities through a Fair Trial: International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the Age of Global Terrorism (Cambridge University Press). In addition to Jonathan’s own comments, we had the great privilege of posting reactions from such luminaries as Gabor Rona, Mark Kersten, Alexander Greenawalt, and Margaret deGuzman.

Kevin discussed the Honorable Keith Raynor’s Talk on “International Criminal Justice: Where Does It Go From Here?” at Lincoln’s Inn in London, which sounds like an event that was not to be missed.

Alonso posted an alarming post on the Colombian Army’s brutal (but eerily reminiscent) tactics towards the FARC despite the 2016 Peace Agreement between the government and the guerrillas (hat tip New York Times). In a later post, Alonso analyzed the trend of Latin American courts vacating amnesties and pardons for serious human rights violations based on international law. In particular, Alonso discussed the legal, as opposed to merely the political, social, or moral, connotation of “impunity” in the discourse of such proceedings.

Priya reminded readers of the continuing scourge of enforced disappearances around the globe, while highlighting the legal shortcomings associated with the definition of the term, especially with respect to the temporal element of the crime in the Rome Statute.

Lastly, Jessica announced the Call for Submissions for the Fifth Emerging Voices Symposium on Opinio Juris, which provides young scholars an invaluable opportunity to share their work with Opinio Juris readers.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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