Heather Roff on the Responsibility to Protect

“Syria and Libya are just fundamentally different both operationally as well as politically,” Dr Heather Roff Perkins (Visiting Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver) answers in response to… Continue reading

Kant’s moral theory and International Law

“What we can learn from Kant’s moral theory, is that you can’t protect rights without a set of institutions.” In her interview with War and Peace Talk, Dr Heather Roff Perkins (Visiting Professor… Continue reading

“Al-Bashir belongs in handcuffs”

Sudan has begun to register for the elections that are scheduled in April, but it remains unsure whether President Omar Al-Bashir will indeed step down after his 25-year rule. In his interview with War and… Continue reading

Simon Adams on the merits of R2P, Syria and veto reform

“Our benchmark is international community failure. But I’d like to think that even though there are still mass atrocities in the world, we are certainly getting better at preventing them from happening. And when… Continue reading

Traditional Justice in South Kordofan

“Anyone who committed a crime in Darfur or elsewhere should be held accountable. Because we need justice, and no peace without justice.” Abdelgaleel Albasha Mohammed Ahmed discusses the traditional mechanisms that are used… Continue reading

Gacaca: whose justice?

“Gacaca was a government-centered system of justice. It was controlled. The people had no opportunity to exercise their power.” In this interview with War and Peace Talk, Mr Valentine Akayezu (former judge before the… Continue reading

Should the ICC investigate multinationals over Zimbabwe?

“The best way to achieve justice in Zimbabwe is not through an international court, but through the domestic justice systems.” In this interview with War and Peace Talk, Mr Sixpence reflects on the… Continue reading

Sylvain Makangu: promoting justice in Cote d’Ivoire

“Fighting corruption and impunity within the justice system is needed to deliver a good quality of justice”. In this interview with War and Peace Talk, Mr Makangu reflects on the lessons that he… Continue reading

Eki Omorogbe on R2P, Syrian deadlock, and alternatives

On the deadlock over Syria: “This in my mind takes us back to the 1990s: Rwanda, Srebrenica, Kosovo.. Unless we are willing to act illegally but legitimately, then the people will be at… Continue reading

Aidan Hehir: R2P doomed to fail in a state-based international system?

“The history of R2P demonstrates the limits of moral advocacy … [it] has no legal basis, really” Aidan Hehir (Director of Security and International Relations at the University of Westminster) critically reflects on… Continue reading

Jason Ralph: fading consensus on R2P and failure over Syria?

“R2P does not begin and end with military intervention. There are many ways of fulfilling the responsibility. I tend to think that using military force in Syria would have made things worse for… Continue reading