Blind Justice: In Defence of the International Criminal Court

Another blow was dealt to global justice in June when Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, currently wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, was treated to a full menu of diplomatic immunity rights on a visit to South Africa. International legal commentators looked on in dismay as the … More Blind Justice: In Defence of the International Criminal Court

No Safe Havens: On Asylum, Europe and Human Dignity

The capsizing of a boat carrying refugees off the coast of Lampedusa, with over 800 confirmed deaths, is both a human tragedy and a human error. But the disaster forms just one part of the tapestry of widespread and endemic failures amongst European leaders to fulfil their legal and moral duties towards asylum seekers. The … More No Safe Havens: On Asylum, Europe and Human Dignity

Home and Away: Could this be Bye-Bye to Bibi?

On Tuesday the 17th of March, Israelis will once again go the polls in another snap election called by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud Party, after a daze of political infighting within his tenuous coalition government. Bibi, as he is affectionately referred to, has variously served as Prime Minister of the Jewish … More Home and Away: Could this be Bye-Bye to Bibi?