Kiribati Recognizes Beijing in Taiwan’s Second Loss in Days

Days after the Solomon Islands switched diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing, the island nation of Kiribati has severed ties with Taiwan–a move that China’s foreign ministry “highly commends.” Kiribati becomes the seventh country to switch recognition from Taipei to Beijing since the Xi administration turned up diplomatic pressure following the 2016 victory of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen; and the second Pacific island nation to do so this week as Washington and Beijing battle for Read More …

Ideological Test to Determine Journalists’ Eligibility to Work

Under Xi Jinping, Chinese journalists have faced tightening controls from the government, as officials have imposed ideological, political, and legal limits on their reporting while escalating online censorship and sending numerous journalists to prison. During a 2016 visit to state media offices, Xi emphasized that all official media “must work to speak for the Party’s will.” New regulations will now require journalists for state-run media to pass a test on Party ideology, the results of Read More …

Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Context or Abstract? A Victim-Centric Approach to Understanding Key Elements of Crimes Against Humanity

Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Context or Abstract? A Victim-Centric Approach to Understanding Key Elements of Crimes Against Humanity The latest contribution in our Organizing Rebellion symposium together with Armed Groups and International Law is up now at AGIL, entitled “Context or Abstract? A Victim-Centric Approach to Understanding Key Elements of Crimes Against Humanity” by Adejoké Babington-Ashaye. Have a look here! Read the full article at Opinio Juris

Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Who Can Commit Genocide? A Discerning Analysis of Non-State Entities as Perpetrators

Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Who Can Commit Genocide? A Discerning Analysis of Non-State Entities as Perpetrators [Sareta Ashraph is an international criminal law barrister, specializing in international criminal, humanitarian law and human rights law – with a particular focus on the gendered commission and impact of genocide. This is the latest post in the co-hosted symposium with Armed Groups and International Law on Organizing Rebellion.] In the summer of 2014, the armed group, the Islamic State Read More …

Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Non-State Actors. How Much ‘Organizing’ Do They Require?

Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Non-State Actors. How Much ‘Organizing’ Do They Require? The latest contribution in our Organizing Rebellion symposium together with Armed Groups and International Law is up now at AGIL, entitled “Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Non-State Actors. How Much ‘Organizing’ Do They Require?” by Mathias Holvoet. Have a look here! Read the full article at Opinio Juris