Methods of Conflict Resolution in African Traditional Society

Adeyinka Theresa Ajayi & Lateef Oluwafemi Buhari (Department of History and International StudiesFaculty of Arts, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria) African Research Review Vol. 8 (2), Serial No. 33, April, 2014:138-157 OpenAccess here. Abstract This study examined the patterns or mechanism for conflict resolution in traditional African societies with particular reference to Yoruba and IgboContinue reading “Methods of Conflict Resolution in African Traditional Society”

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Are We as Area Studies Scholars Guilty of Negligence in Allowing Genocides to Happen in the Regions we Study? (2021)

Michael W. Charney (SOAS, University of London) Published by Forces for Renewal in Southeast Asia https://forsea.co/are-we-as-area-studies-scholars-guilty-of-negligence-in-allowing- genocides-to-happen-in-the-regions-we-study/ Like many, I rely on twitter to keep up to speed with current information put out by Foreign Ministries. I recently saw a tweet from the US State Dept stating that “China has committed genocide & crimes againstContinue reading “Are We as Area Studies Scholars Guilty of Negligence in Allowing Genocides to Happen in the Regions we Study? (2021)”

Five history lessons in how to deal with a refugee crisis (2015)

Alexander Betts The Guardian. What can we learn from the way we dealt with previous refugee emergencies? After all, this is not the first time. Online article here.

Does History Matter?: Making and debating citizenship, immigration and refugee policy in Australia and New Zealand (2009)

Klaus Neumann & Gwenda Tavan (eds) OpenAccess Book hereImmigration .

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.

1945’s Forgotten Insight: Multilateralism as Realist Necessity (2015)

Dan Plesch & Thomas G. Weiss International Studies Perspectives, 17 (1). pp. 4-16 OpenAccess version here. The 70th anniversary of the signing and entry into force of the UN Charter provided an occasion to explore the historical underpinnings of contemporary global governance. This essay redresses the neglect of the United Nations as a multilateral structure beforeContinue reading “1945’s Forgotten Insight: Multilateralism as Realist Necessity (2015)”

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)”

The South and Disarmament at the UN (2016)

Dan Plesch Third World Quarterly, 37 (7). pp. 1203-1218 OpenAccess version here. The article analyses the global South‘s role in disarmament. It offers the evidence of a customarily ignored Southern agency in UN processes and suggests that the work of the later Hans Morgenthau explains both this agency and contrary state policies. The article looks at theContinue reading “The South and Disarmament at the UN (2016)”