International justice is at a critical juncture. There is a poignant need today for dialogue that transcends time and speaks to the universality of human rights. The Wallenberg Centre, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa presented the 2023 Elie Wiesel Distinguished Lectureship in Human Rights with Mr. Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as guest lecturer. Mr. Khan’s insights shed light on the challenges our world faces and the urgency for action against ongoing atrocities and human rights violations.
Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the term “genocide” has been used repeatedly. The question that arises here is whether genocide is indeed being committed by the Russian army against the Ukrainian people. Professor Muriel Paradelle explains the fundamental element that distinguishes genocide from other mass crimes, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.