Fatal attractions are blind and delusional and thus destructive. The consequences may be a backlash against Biden, the US losing its little moral authority is has, an end to any stability in the Middle East and, worst, a wider war
The Republic of Azerbaijan reaffirms its commitment to seeking justice and ensuring that such atrocities never occur again
The only way in which the court can hope to gain credibility is for the entire manner in which member states can control the tenure of the judges to be changed
The court has ordered that Israel implement provisional measures to prevent genocidal acts against the people living in Gaza ‘with immediate effect’
They want the UK and US to pay for damages for their alleged role in assisting the Israeli military to commit war crimes and genocide
The narrative has changed because people are revolting. The Western man in the street and the impoverished and abused global citizen, are the ones revolting
Approaching The Hague was about making a statement, something the country has done emphatically
It also provides opportunities to learn and to advance the profession
If the International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt its military activity in Gaza, the state would lose its right to self-defence, it argues
The state is standing up on principle knowing full well that there will be intense international and domestic pressure to fall into line
This marks as a win for the US who didn’t have to use its veto again
Given South Africa’s history of colonialism and apartheid, learners are asking why Israel is called an apartheid state but teachers have been told not to talk about power, oppression and resistance
Raping women and beheading children is not a struggle for human rights or freedom, it is a massacre
Mozambique and Rwanda’s new deal comes after 19 people ‘agreed’ to return home
Research has shown that more than 150 000 people have been killed, injured, or displaced in xenophobic incidents across South Africa since 1994.
The fact that mass killings should still take place in our modern world shows that we need to do more to oppose it
Democratic countries that are committed to human rights must take decisive action to pressure India to quell its abuses and protect minority communities.
Examples from the past 10 years illustrate a growing trend to avoid or slow down extradition proceedings to other countries or transfers to international entities
In the round-up: The ‘architect’ of the Rwandan 1994 genocide dies; the Nigerian government kills its citizens and the Twitter ban is lifted
Burundi has not yet dealt with its violent past, and successive leaders have failed to stop state repression. A political dialogue is urgently needed
Germany demonstrated a poor response to historical redress when it offered Namibia €1.1-billion as a ‘gesture of reconciliation’
An installation and a documentary about the notorious residential school system amplify calls to define such deaths worldwide as genocide
Groups slam UCT professor’s Hitler comment without an understanding of the lecture’s purpose
Diversity in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability is critical to the field’s advancement.
On 27 January, the world remembers the victims of the Holocaust, but it is also worth remembering the victims of Germany’s other, earlier genocide in Namibia. A rare book, commissioned by Britain in the early 1900s, stands as a record of the crimes against the Herero and the Nama
Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences
In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included a request for “provisional measures”, asking that the UN court immediately order Myanmar to cease genocidal activities and to report to it within four months. Under the 1948 Genocide Convention any […]
Research on violence in Africa argues that it is mainly within the context of a weak state that has lost control over its people and institutions
Omar al-Bashir may be gone, but the revolution has only just begun.
Namibian activists have called on Berlin to apologise for massacring thousands and provide reparations
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country
The concept of white South Africans seeking refuge from racial “brutality” and “genocide” post-1994 is nothing new.