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Originally published by the Irish Times on February 15, 2021.

The world’s newest humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The stories of desperate human tragedy and heartless political leaders are both familiar and shockingly fresh.

For those of us old enough to remember Bob Geldof’s Band Aid in 1984, […]

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Originally published by BBC News on February 7, 2021.

Every day, more and more reports of starvation trickle out of the Tigray region of Ethiopia that has been hit by conflict.

On Wednesday, Mark Lowcock, chief of humanitarian affairs at the United Nations, warned of a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in which aid still wasn’t […]

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‘Focus on loss of life – and urgently trying to prevent it – rather than whether a famine has been declared.’

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When the World Food Program accepts the Peace Prize, they will need to be discreet. We can be more candid. Let’s name some names…

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Award granted to World Food Programme today signals that using starvation as a weapon of war is no longer tolerable.

Boston, MA/The Hague, The Netherlands – October 9, 2020 – Global Rights Compliance (GRC) and the World Peace Foundation (WPF) at The Fletcher School (Tufts University), partners in the project “Accountability for Starvation: Testing […]

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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 […]

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