UN Security Council Referrals to the International Criminal Court: Legal Nature, Effects and Limits

Series: Leiden Studies on the Frontiers of International Law, Volume: 5 Author: Alexandre Skander Galand This book offers a unique critical analysis of the legal nature, effects and limits of UN Security Council referrals to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Alexandre Skander Galand provides, for the first time, a full picture of two competing understandings […]

Taking Sides in Peacekeeping: Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations – a book by Emily Paddon Rhoads

United Nations peacekeeping has undergone radical transformation in the new millennium. Where it once was limited in scope and based firmly on consent of all parties, contemporary operations are now charged with penalizing spoilers of peace and protecting civilians from peril. Despite its more aggressive posture, practitioners and academics continue to affirm the vital importance of […]

The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges of Atrocity Prevention – a book edited by Serena K. Sharma and Jennifer M. Welsh

Among the constitutive elements of the responsibility to protect (R2P), prevention has been deemed by many as the most important. Drawing on contributions from an international group of academics and practitioners, this book seeks to improve our knowledge of how to operationalize the responsibility to prevent genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing. The […]

Hugo Slim contributes opening chapter to the new Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action

Hugo Slim contributes opening chapter “Wonderful Work: Globalizing the Ethics of Humanitarian Action” in the new Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action. The chapter examines the expansion of global humanitarian action, its ethical focus on assisting and protecting the individual in armed conflict, and three strategic dilemmas that routinely arise. See