17 Aug Weekend Roundup: August 11-17, 2019
The Emerging Voices Symposium continued this week with several thought-provoking contributions. Alexander Gilder wrote about the problem of mission creep associated with the use of ill-defined terms, such as ‘stabilization’ and ‘robust,’ in resolutions authorizing UN peacekeeping operations. Brenda Kombo offered new proposals for regional integration on the African continent by reconciling the historically separate areas of international human rights law and international economic law. Alison Berthet conducted a comparative analysis of states which have adopted laws that require multinational corporations to incorporate human rights considerations into their due diligence practices. Owiso Owiso discussed how regional intergovernmental organizations might be able to bridge the current distrust between the ICC and some suspicious MS of the ASP and thus the impunity gap. Anji Manivannan argued the case for recognizing the Sri Lankan government’s large-scale killing of Tamil civilians as genocide, while proposing an innovative justice mechanism. On the subject of genocide, Catherine Savard resurrected the notion that cultural genocide quasocial groups should be included along with the four groups exclusively identified under the Genocide Convention. Sienna Merope-Synge addressed the barriers under the current system to collecting child support from UN peacekeepers who engaged in sexual exploitation and outright abuse of women during their deployment in Haiti.
Many thanks to our guest contributors and have a great week!