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4 September 2015

PhD Defense Bérénice Boutin

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On Thursday 22 October 2015 at 12:00, Bérénice Boutin will publicly defend her doctoral thesis entitled “The Role of Control in Allocating International Responsibility in Collaborative Military Operations”. The thesis addresses the responsibility of States and international organizations for violations of international law committed during collaborative military operations. More specifically, it enquires into the role of control for allocating responsibility between States and international organizations in the context of military operations.

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16 July 2015

SHARES News Items Overview: 16 June 2015-16 July 2015

This is our News Items Overview of 16 June 2015-16 July 2015, a summary of recent news relating to shared responsibility. (more…)

16 July 2015

UN High Commissioner for Refugees: ‘Europe has a clear responsibility to help those seeking protection from war and persecution’

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said: ‘As Europe debates the best way to deal with the rising crisis on the Mediterranean, we must be clear: most of the people arriving by sea in Europe are refugees, seeking protection from war and persecution. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Fleeing conflicts, record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed Mediterranean so far in 2015 – UN

16 July 2015

UNSC fails to pass resolution condemning as genocide the crimes committed at Srebrenica in 1995

On 8 July 2015, the Security Council failed to pass a resolution – with 10 votes in favour, four abstentions (Angola, China, Nigeria and Venezuela) and the Russian Federation voting against – strongly condemning as genocide the crimes committed at Srebrenica, as established by judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice and all other proven war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the course of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The draft resolution  would have further agreed that ‘acceptance of the tragic events at Srebrenica as genocide is a prerequisite for reconciliation’. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | UN officials recall 'horror' of Srebrenica as Security Council fails to adopt measure condemning massacre
Source: UN News Centre | At Srebrenica memorial, UN Deputy Secretary-General urges action against future atrocities

10 July 2015

New intelligence on role of high government officials of UK, France and US concerning the fall of Srebrenica

New research of intelligence documents suggests that high government officials of the United Kingdom, France and the United States of America allowed Mladic and his army to proceed to the safe area of Srebrenica in 1995, while being aware of the risk of humanitarian disaster. (more…)

Source: The Guardian | Revealed: the role of the west in the runup to Srebrenica’s fall
Source: The Guardian | How Britain and the US decided to abandon Srebrenica to its fate
Source: Le sang de la realpolitik - L'affaire Srebrenica | Florence Hartmann | nouveauté E-pub disponible le 7 juillet 2015

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