How Universal is Universal Jurisdiction?

By Andrew Johnson The violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights abuses that have occurred in Syria since 2011 have been well-documented.[1]  The Assad Regime has perpetrated attacks against civilians, tortured and executed political prisoners, starved the Syrian people through siege warfare, and used chemical weapons indiscriminately.[2]  There is no question that these acts constitute […]

The Marie Colvin Case: Difficulties Holding Foreign Nations Accountable

By Gabriella Marki After dedicating her life to reporting the truth on the front lines of wars and battlefields, war correspondent Marie Colvin was brutally killed in the Baba Amr neighborhood within the city of Homs, Syria in February 2012.[1] Four years after her death, Cathleen Colvin, the sister of Marie Colvin, along with Scott […]