The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

After the 1998 terrorist attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as 9/11, the need for tackling terrorism on a global scale was imminent. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) therefore acted under its powers vested in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and adopted a series of resolutions aimed at … Continue reading The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

The Yazidi genocide: Is justice finally being served?

Trigger warning: graphic descriptions and discussion of abuse On 30 November 2021, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt convicted a former fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for the enslavement and abuse of members of the Yazidi community in the city of Fallujah, … Continue reading The Yazidi genocide: Is justice finally being served?

Corporate criminal liability for international crimes: recent developments

Corporate criminal liability is an emerging field within the protection of human rights domain as well as international criminal law. Even though there have not been any criminal convictions on the basis of multinationals’ commission of or complicity in international crimes to date, slowly but steadily more and more cases of such nature are being … Continue reading Corporate criminal liability for international crimes: recent developments