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  • War Crimes Investigations in the UK: All is Fair in Law and War?

    January 29, 2016

    While the last British troops left Iraq in 2011, national and international investigations into the UK military’s conduct in Iraq are still ongoing and continue to spark controversy. Civil lawsuits as well as criminal prosecutions could still be on the horizon for some British soldiers. Gerry Simpson described this continuous quest for justice and the backlash against its results as the human dilemma of “wanting justice and being ‘sick of giving it’”. This blog will examine the British involvement in Iraq and the alleged war crimes committed during their mission, and the efforts and initiatives undertaken to discover the truth and to seek justice.

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  • Lecture “Assessing Developments in the Israeli Military Juvenile Courts”, The Hague Academic Coalition, 7 February 2014

    Lecture “Assessing Developments in the Israeli Military Juvenile Courts”, The Hague Academic Coalition, 7 February 2014

    January 17, 2014

    According to UN figures, 500 to 700 children as young as 12 years from the West Bank have been prosecuted in Israeli military courts and imprisoned. The lecture will begin with an overview of the system with reference to a typical arrest and the military objectives behind it. The focus will then shift to the main developments in the military courts since the establishment of a juvenile court in September 2009, which will be considered and assessed.

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