with Hayelom K. Mekonen PhD, Acting Chief Executive Director of Ayder Specialized Referral Hospital, Mekelle University; and Bridget Conley, Alex de Waal, and Delia Burns
Readers are cautioned that this article contains disturbing accounts of sexual violence.
Since the on-going war in Tigray, Ethiopia began in early November 2020, reports have emerged that […]Continue Reading →
This transcript provides testimony from Eyewitness A, a woman originally from Axum, a small city in Tigray, Ethiopia. She had moved to the US many years ago, and returned to visit family in Fall 2020. She was in Axum when Eritrean forces invaded and became an eyewitness to atrocities.Continue Reading →
For seven years, every day as I drove into work at Tufts University’s Medford campus from my home in Boston’s western suburbs, I would pass the medium security prison in Concord. Most days, it appeared as merely an austere exterior, bordering a traffic circle that slowed highway traffic to a painful crawl.
Last Fall, however, […]Continue Reading →
I am pleased to announce that my article co-authored with Alex de Waal, “The Purposes of Starvation: historical and contemporary uses,” has been published by the Journal of International Criminal Justice, in a special edition on Starvation and International Law, edited by Antonio Coco, Jérôme de Hemptinne, and Brian Lander. Among the many excellent […]Continue Reading →
“To keep the narratives and to save our history from being told by only one side, this work is very essential…”– Sana Yazigi. Last week I had the chance to talk with Sana Yazigi about her work as project leader of “Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution.” You can listen to the entire interview, or read the transcript. In the transcript, you will also find links to some of the music and artwork that Yazigi refers to.Continue Reading →
Today, states gathered in the Hague, at the 18th Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court made a historic decision: they voted unanimously to make starvation a war crime in non-international armed conflicts. The vote came in the form of an amendment to the Rome Statute, tabled by Switzerland […]Continue Reading →
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