Weekend Roundup: 20-26 April 2020

Weekend Roundup: 20-26 April 2020

We kicked off the week with a great symposium on Yasmine Nahlawi’s recent book, The Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria: Mass Atrocities, Human Protection, and International Law. Yasmine bookended the week-long symposium with introductory and concluding posts on the past, present, and promise of R2P. Throughout the week, Shannon Raj Singh, Anji Manivannan, and Jess Peake offered insightful reviews of Yasmine’s book.

Charles C. Jalloh and Sabine Nölke wrapped up the joint “ICC Prosecutor Symposium” between Opinio Juris and Justice in Conflict with a detailed post on the ICC Assembly of States Parties’ selection process for the third ICC Prosecutor.

In between these symposia, Rocío Quintero and Timothy Fish Hodgson provided a thought-provoking two-part commentary (here and here) on the right to health of Venezuelans in Colombia during the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the obligations under the ICESCR and domestic Colombian law. On a related matter, Boram Jang and Khanyo Farisè discussed the gender-based violence resulting from the coronavirus lockdowns, and the obligations of states under the ICESCR.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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