Camps of Containment: A Genealogy of the Refugee Camp (2016)

Kirsten McConnachie Humanity : an international journal of human rights, humanitarianism and development OpenAccess version here. What is a refugee camp? Existing definitions have focused on logics of power and institutions of governance. This article argues instead that refugee camps are best understood in relation to their purpose of containment. It posits ‘camps of containment’Continue reading “Camps of Containment: A Genealogy of the Refugee Camp (2016)”

A New Paradigm of Customary International Criminal Law: The UN War Crimes Commission of 1943–1948 and its Associated Courts and Tribunals (2014)

Dan Plesch & Shanti Sattler Criminal Law Forum, 25 (1-2). pp. 17-43. OpenAccess version here. This article focuses on the United Nations War Crimes Commission’s significant contribution to the development of customary international criminal law defined by the development of international legal standards and proceedings to combat impunity and promote justice. It draws on theContinue reading “A New Paradigm of Customary International Criminal Law: The UN War Crimes Commission of 1943–1948 and its Associated Courts and Tribunals (2014)”

The Relevance of the United Nations War Crimes Commission to the Prosecution of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Today (2014)

Dan Plesch, Susana Sácouto, & Chante Lasco Criminal Law Forum, 25 (1-2). pp. 349-381. Online version not available.

Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes (2017)

Dan Plesch Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2017 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine  Human Rights after Hitler reveals thousands of forgotten US and Allied war crimes prosecutions against Hitler and other Axis war criminals based on a popular movement for justice that stretched from Poland to the Pacific. These cases provide a great foundation for twenty-first-centuryContinue reading “Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes (2017)”

Humanitarian Intervention: A History (2011)

Brendan Simms & D. J. B. Trim (eds.) The dilemma of how best to protect human rights is one of the most persistent problems facing the international community today. This unique and wide-ranging history of humanitarian intervention examines responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the emergence of the international state system and internationalContinue reading “Humanitarian Intervention: A History (2011)”

Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)

Charlotte Steinorth Global Policy Abstract The current age of global inequality, in which life expectancy is overwhelmingly determined by geography, doesnot bode well for the relationship between human rights and the Non‐Western world. While history does not provideany guidance on how to create a more just world order, it does show us that human rightsContinue reading “Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)”