Author: John Heieck

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[Dr. John Heieck is a criminal defense lawyer in the US and an independent researcher of genocide and human rights studies.]  I want to reiterate my thanks to Opinio Juris and the International Commission of Jurists for holding this thought-provoking symposium on my new monograph A Duty to Prevent Genocide: Due Diligence Obligations among the P5. I especially want to thank...

[John Heieck is the Lecturer of Public International Law at the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies.] On 17 March 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that ‘Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims. Daesh is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology, and by actions, in what...

[John Heieck is a Lecturer of and PhD candidate in Public International Law at the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies] When Russia and China vetoed two Security Council resolutions demanding all sides to the Syrian conflict to cease all forms of violence and human rights violations, many scholars and statesmen were not surprised.  After all, Russia and China...