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[Agata Kleczkowska is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.] Introduction On 9 August 2020, presidential elections were held in Belarus, governed since 1994 by Alexander Lukashenko. This time, however, Belarusians did not believe in the overwhelming victory of the authoritarian president, and, certain of the victory of the opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, began mass...

[Tetevi Davi is a regional correspondent at Oxford Human Rights Hub and future pupil barrister in London. He is currently advising individuals and organisations bringing human rights and other claims before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, is involved in transitional justice processes and is a public international law rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations.] On 9 July 2020, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR),...

[Tarini Mehta is Assistant Professor of Environmental Law, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Environmental Law and Science Advocacy Forum at Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and...

[Tarini Mehta is Assistant Professor of Environmental Law, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Environmental Law and Science Advocacy Forum at Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and...

[Anastacia Greene is an Immigration Clinical Fellow with the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC) at the Levin College of Law.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and the protection of the environment at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA...

[Shirleen Chin is the Head of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships for the Stop Ecocide Foundation, based in The Hague, that runs the “Stop Ecocide: Change the Law” Campaign.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen, who was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and the protection of the environment at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School...

[Dr. Joseph D. Foukona is a Pacific Law and History Scholar, an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii Manoa.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and the protection of the environment at the Promise Institute...

[Melanie O’Brien is senior lecturer in international law at the University of Western Australia. She is mildly obsessed with RBG, because of which she is regularly asked to talk about RBG, such as at the International Women’s Day Perth public screening of On the Basis of Sex in 2019.] After her death on 18 September 2020, the whole world is mourning...

[Jan-Michael Simon is a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law. This post will not focus on the substantive findings of the FFM-Venezuela, but rather on whether the FFM-Venezuela had been mandated to identify individuals allegedly responsible for crimes against humanity. It will argue that by having carried out an extensive interpretation...

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has been in discussions with Facebook regarding the human rights impact of Facebook’s operations around the world, with a particular emphasis on situations such as Myanmar, where there are credible reports of international crimes. This Q&A is a result of the ongoing deliberations and is focused on Myanmar and Facebook’s approach to the multiple legal issues that have...

[Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp is a Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice, Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security, Blavatnik School of Government; Distinguished Fellow, Simon Skjodt Center for Genocide Prevention, US Holocaust Memorial Museum; Advisory Board, IBA War Crimes Committee and Human Rights Institute; Chair, Commission on International Justice and Accountability; former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice (2009-2015).  Federica D’Alessandra is the Executive Director, Oxford Programme on International Peace...

[Federica D’Alessandra is the Executive Director, Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security, Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Oxford Blavatnik School of Government; immediate past Co-Chair & Advisory Board, IBA War Crimes Committee; Council, IBA Section on Public and Professional Interest & Human Rights Institute. Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp is a Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice, Oxford...