Students at the University of Nottingham School of Law discuss the importance of the International Criminal Court (ICC), marking the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the court. The ICC is the first permanent international criminal court set up to provide justice for the victims of the world’s worst crimes, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. It has opened investigations in 10 countries since it began operations in 2003.
Lama Fakih (Middle East and North Africa deputy director at HRW) and Sara Kayyali (Syria researcher at HRW) delivering a presentation on Russia's role in the Syrian conflict; what the conflict looks like today; what the key human rights concerns are; and what Russia needs to do for a successful post-conflict transition.
Protesters who engage in violence should expect to be held to account, but so too should any police officer who uses excessive force. There is no excuse for taking media outlets covering the protests off the air or allowing pro-government groups to assault journalists and protesters.
Children born to Jordanian mothers and non-Jordanian fathers struggle to get basic rights and services in Jordan. Due to a law that denies women the right to pass citizenship to their children on an equal basis with men, these children are treated as foreign nationals their whole lives, with no permanent right to live or work in the country.
China’s government and private Chinese companies should end their widespread use of gender discriminatory job advertisements Chinese authorities rarely enforce legal prohibitions against gender discrimination in employment and in advertising.
An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State suspect. Days later, the house had been burned.