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The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has been under serious strain for nearly two decades since the discovery after the 1991 Gulf War of the clandestine development of nuclear weapons in Iraq. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors responded to...
UN military peacekeepers are increasingly being accused of human rights abuses while deployed on UN missions. These personnel are rarely held accountable for their conduct given that they are granted immunity from criminal prosecution by the host State by a plethora of legal instruments, in...
When dealing with non-State actors such as terrorists or guerilla groups, States often have to act in a grey area between International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL). The constant question is which of these two legal regimes is applicable and what their...
The increasing resort to fact-finding missions from various international actors to address alleged human rights and international humanitarian law violations raises various issues ranging from one of an agreed common methodology to ascertain credibly such allegations to practical questions...
This article seeks to help develop a clearer understanding of the impact of international law on local ownership of post-conflict reconstruction. The particular focus of the article is on popular influence over the decision to initiate international involvement that will at least enable, if not...
The African Union (AU) was established in 2002 with the aim of responding effectively to the problems of contemporary Africa, including armed conflict. To that end, it has put in place a framework for managing peace and security in Africa. This article asks whether the AU has the potential to...
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