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11-22-23 | Criminal Law, Human Rights, International, Public Law

At the Crossroads: A Crucial Discourse on Human Rights and International Justice

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.

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06-03-22 | Criminal Law, International, Public Law

The ICC’s jurisdiction over international crimes

International criminal justice must contend with certain limitations, including the fact that it must rely on the co-operation of states to carry out its mission.

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04-26-22 | Criminal Law, International, Public Law

The crime of genocide in international criminal law

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.

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04-12-22 | Criminal Law, International, Public Law

Crimes against humanity in international criminal law

Professor Muriel Paradelle examines the elements that must be taken into account in order to classify the conflict in Ukraine as a crime against humanity under international law.

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