Publications

 

Monographs

Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law, Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law, (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, “Socio-Economic and Cultural Rights and Wrongs After Armed Conflicts: Using the State Reporting Procedure before the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights More Effectively”, Vol. 3 (2013), 241-271.

Nepal Law Journal, “Women’s Freedom from Want After Armed Conflicts“, Special Issue on Access to Justice for the Poor and Marginalized Groups in Nepal (2013), 85-105.

Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht / Heidelberg Journal of International Law: “War Crimes Related to Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”, Vol. 71, No. 3 (2011), 523-540.

Essex Human Rights Review: “The End of the Road on Diplomatic Assurances: International Law and the Removal of Terror Suspects”, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2011), 219-235.

International Journal of Human Rights“A Few Comments on a Comment: The UN Human Rights Committee’s General Comment No. 32 on Article 14 of the ICCPR and the Question of Civilians Tried by Military Courts”, Vol. 17, No. 7 (2010), 1058-1071.

Journal of International Peacekeeping: “Re-Focusing on Protecting Civilians’ Basic Safety and Why We Need to Know Why People Kill: On the Latest Reports of the Secretary-General on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”, Vol. 13, No. 3-4, (2009 ), 356-382.

PRAXIS – Fletcher Journal of Human Security: “Liberia’s Truth Commission Report: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Transitional Justice”, Vol. 24 (2009), 5-28.

Göttingen Journal of International Law: “The Right to a Fair Trial in Times of Terrorism: A Method to Identify the Non-Derogable Aspects of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2009), 29-44. (First prize, 2008 International Law Essay Competition).

Internationale Beziehungen – Studentische Beiträge: “Rearranging Deckchairs on the Titanic? – Consensus, Corruption and Crisis: Lebanon after the Ta’if Agreement”, Vol. 2 (2007), 27-41.

Contributions to Books

“Thickening the Rule of Law in Transition: The Constitutional Entrenchment of Economic and Social Rights in South Africa”, in International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict States, ed. Edda Kristjansdottir, André Nollkaemper and Cedric Ryngaert (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2012), 59-81. (Peer-reviewed). 

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, ed. Helmut Anheimer, Stefan Toepler (New York: Springer), Contributor (2010, contributed five entries).

Book Reviews, Commentaries and Contributions to Wider Media

Radio DRS 4: Interview zur Kriegsmaterialgesetzgebung (radio interview on the Swiss legislation concerning war material), 6 September 2013.

Revue belge de droit international: Compte rendu du livre Droit à l’alimentation et accès à la justice, de Christophe Golay, in Revue belge de droit international No. 1-2 (2011): 694-696. (Translated title : Book review of The Right to Food and Access to Justice, by Christophe Golay).

Aktuelle Juristische Praxis / Pratique Juridique Actuelle: “Anwendbarkeit der Bestimmungen des Internationalen Paktes über wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Rechte (UNO-Pakt I) im Landesrecht: Bundesgerichtsentscheid 136 I 290-295″, Nr. 7, Juli 2011: 983-984.

The International Journal of Transitional Justice: Review of Methods of Human Rights Research, by Fons Coomans, Fred Grunfeld and Menno T. Kamminga (eds) and Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy, Tricia D. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter”, Vol. 5, no. 1 (2011): 159-165 (peer-reviewed).

“Chile: Wiedergutmachung für vergessene Opfer?”, in: Le journal de l’Association suisse contre l’impunité (Track Impunity Always) – No. 21, March 2010.

“Case note: Swiss Federal Tribunal misses crucial opportunity to enforce international standards”, in: Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly – December 2010, 07/4, 8-9.

“Völkerrecht: Kriegsmaterial: Schweiz liefert trotz Exportverbot”, in: Plädoyer, Zeitschrift für Recht und Politik, Oktober 2009.

Neue Kriegsmaterialverordnung verbietet Schweizer Rüstungsexporte in Konfliktstaaten“, in: Le journal de l’Association suisse contre l’impunité TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) - No. 19, Juli 2009.

Commissioned Reports and Unpublished Theses

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – Doctoral Thesis: “Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International and Transnational Criminal Law”, Thesis No. 960, 2012, 298 p.

The Diversity of Truth Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry, PeaceBrief No. 118, United States Institute of Peace, 12 January 2012.

United States Institute of Peace: “Transitional Justice: Information Handbook” (Washington DC, 2008), also published in Nepalese, translation into Arabic forthcoming.

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Master Thesis: “The Right to a Fair Trial in States of Emergencies – Non-Derogable Aspects of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”, 2008, 105 p.

Business-Humanrights.org: “Comment la corruption affecte-t-elle les droits de l’homme? – Une approche internationale et l’observation du cas libanais”, 2005.

Covalence Analyst Papers: “Big Finance meets Microfinance – La haute finance rencontre-t-elle les micro-entreprises des pays en développement?”, 2005.

Youth against Corruption, with the Lebanese Transparency Association and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Beirut, 2005 (also published in Arabic).

Visiting Lectureships, Recent Conference Presentations and Lectures

Free University of Amsterdam: “The Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Atrocity: Conceptualizing Harm and Injury After Armed Conflicts in International Law”, Visiting Instructor, interdisciplinary research seminar for postgraduate students in international law and criminology, May 2013.

Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway: Lunchtime Seminar Series, 26 March 2013.

Bangor University, European Union Day: “The External Relations of the European Union: The Case of Switzerland”, 13 March 2013.

Bangor University, “Whistleblowing: Do We Have a Right to Know?”, Panellist at an ‘Agor-A’ interdisciplinary open debate, 20 February 2013.

Lancaster University School of Law: “The Overlap between Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and International Crimes”, The annual meeting of the Economic and Social Rights Research Network (ESRAN-UKI), 30 November 2012.

Essex University School of Law: “The overlap between violations of economic, social and cultural rights and international crimes”, 8 September 2012.

British Society of Legal Scholars: “The overlap between violations of economic, social and cultural rights and international crimes”, 11 September 2012.

Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: “Book Launch: International Law in Domestic Courts (chair)” 5 March 2012.

Bangor University School of Law: “The ‘Mugabe Hypothesis’: Should Violators of the Right to Food, Education or Health be worried? Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and International Crimes” 7 December 2011.

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford MA, Public Lecture sponsored by the Human Rights Project: “Can Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights be International Crimes?” 13 April 2011.

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, UConn Grads for Human Rights Graduate Lecture Series: “Can Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights be International Crimes?” 15 April 2011.

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, LLM Writers’ Workshop Lecture at Harvard Law School: “A New Frontier of International Criminal Law: Why the International Criminal Court or National Courts can Adjudicate Violations of the Right to Housing, Food or Health” 21 April 2011.

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, AjV Workshop of Young International Lawyers: “Verletzungen von wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Menschenrechten im Völkerstrafrecht” 23-24 October 2010.

International Law Association Conference 2010, The Hague, De Iure Humanitatis: Peace, Justice and International Law: “Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as International Crimes (Poster Presentation)” 15-20 August 2010

Phillips University Marburg, Center for Conflict Studies Annual Conference 2010, Marburg, Transitional Justice – Local conflicts, Global Norms “Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCR) in transitional justice: ‘Expanding’ mandates or ‘making human rights whole’?” 23-25 March 2010

SHUR: Human Rights in Conflict: The Role of Civil Society: Center for Ethics and Global Politics, 2009, LUISS University Rome, “Gender and Conflict: Potential Gains of Civil Society Efforts to Include Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Transitional Justice Strategies”.

Websites and Blogs

Contributor to IntLawGrrls.

Rights as Usual, “A Glass at Least Half Full: The Dutch Court Ruling on Akpan v Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Nigeria”, 26 February 2013.

United States Institute of Peace, Truth Commission Digital Collection, The Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Collections in International Conflict Management (provided the research and texts for the complete re-launch of the collection in 2009).

Transitional Justice Forum: Contributor to Helena Cobban’s blog on transitional justice (blog link expired).

Making Sense of Sudan, Two Legal Issues in the Context of the Abu Garda Decision, 27 February 2010.