SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

On 4th April 2017, the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria was hit by a monstrous chemical attack. At least 70 people, including civilians and medical aid workers, were killed and over 550 men, women and children have been injured making it the deadliest chemical attack since 2013, which occurred just outside Damascus. According to […]

The usefulness of universality in Somali piracy: application to other transnational crimes

Maritime piracy off the coast of Somalis between 2007 and 2011 presented countless challenges to the international community, one of which was defining jurisdiction to enable intervening states to attempt prosecution. First, maritime piracy, defined in Article 101 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), can be summarised as acts […]

Why Has ISIS Not Had Their Day in Court?

By Olivia Townsend Once upon a time, in a land far away, citizens of every city lived together in harmony. All was good in the world. Peace and prosperity reigned and conflict was a thing of the past. If only life were a fairytale though. The world we live in is one paralyzed by terror […]

The Crime of Aggression: An Idle Threat?

If you’ve watched or read the news today, or anytime in the last 2 years for that matter, you likely know that the Syrian war has had far reaching implications. It has become hard to avoid images of unhappy refugee children and the equally unhappy faces of European political leaders as they deal with the […]