Posts Tagged ‘human rights’
How Universal is Universal Jurisdiction?
By Andrew Johnson The violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights abuses that have occurred in Syria since 2011 have been well-documented. The Assad Regime has perpetrated attacks against civilians, tortured and executed political prisoners, starved the Syrian people through siege warfare, and used chemical weapons indiscriminately. There is no question that these acts constitute…Read More
Peru’s Human Rights Setbacks
By: Zuleika Rivera With the passing of Edith Windsor one cannot help but think about the LGTBQI movement in the United States and how much progress was made in the last few years. Strategic litigation was crucial in the passage of progressive laws including the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, but we must…Read More