Elizabeth Gray, Chirrilo Madut, Bol Mawien, Chris Newton, and Naomi Pendle
Humanitarians struggle to warn about, prevent, and respond to starvation when the population of concern is either small or large but not concentrated geographically. Perhaps nowhere else in the world is this challenge faced more frequently than in South Sudan. Over the last […]Continue Reading →
It’s a matter for UN Security Council urgent business for several reasons.
First, it’s an internationalized crisis: there are over 45,000 refugees in Sudan and within weeks there could be three times that number. There are over 100,000 Eritrean […]Continue Reading →
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 […]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 →
Our partners in the Accountability for Mass Starvation project, Global Rights Compliance, are hosting an important event today regarding a possible amendment to the Rome Statute. More information is below.
This Saturday the 7th of December at the 18th Session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute, […]Continue Reading →
Mass starvation is a white-collar war crime. When there’s a man-made famine (the gendered language is deliberate–we have yet to witness a women-made one), there can be no excuse that the deprivation was perpetrated in the heat of the moment, or by rogue elements acting beyond orders. This is the case in Yemen today: four […]Continue Reading →
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