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Richard Falk joins ISCI as Honorary Fellow

Richard Falk

Richard is Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton University and a Research Professor at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Since 2008 Richard has been Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the UN Human Rights Council and previously served on a Human Rights Inquiry Commission for the Palestinian Territories, appointed by the United Nations (2001) and on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo (1999-2000).

ISCI's Alicia de la Cour Venning is awarded a Fellowship by the American Society of International Law

Alicia was recently awarded the 2013 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship by the American Society of International Law, which will allow her to extend ISCI's research agenda in Burma. Alicia will travel to northern Burma's Kachin state in November 2013. Alicia plans to explore local resistance to human rights violations committed by the Burmese military regime within the context of the internal armed conflict between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army.

ISCI Research

As part of ISCI's ESRC funded research ‘Resisting State Crime: A Comparative Study of Civil Society’ (RES-062-23-3144), ISCI research fellows are undertaking field work in Kenya and Colombia. Fieldwork in Burma, Papua New Guinea and Tunisia have now been completed. 

One of the central aims of the study is to understand the role of civil society in defining and censuring criminal, illegal or corrupt behaviour by the state. It aims to chronicle the life histories of five domestic civil society organisations before, during and after civil conflict.

ISCI Media

Here is a selection of some of the fantastic news articles published by ISCI fellows:

Professor Penny Green argues that 'Myanmar's Rohingya suffer brutal state crime because of deeply entrenched and unchecked Islamophobia' in Al-Jazeera

Dr Ian Patel and former Intern Sajid Suleman discuss the fraught relations between the UK Government and the European Convention on Human Rights 60 years on, in the Huffington Post UK

Dr. Kristian Lasslett exposes Australian complicity in Indonesian state terror in Al-Jazeera.

PhD visiting student Renata Meirelles argues that Brazil's legacy of its dictatorship remains, following the violent repression of public protest, in an ISCI feature piece.


Other ISCI publications to also look out for:

Prof. Jeremy Keenan's explosive report  'A New Phase in the War on Terror?'  focuses on the In Amenas terrotist attack in the Algerian Sahara, before turning to the situation in Mali. Professor Keenan especially highlights the links between Algeria’s secret police, the DRS (Département du Renseignement et de la Sécurité) and the Islamist terrorists who had taken over northern Mali and who have been blamed for the In Amenas attack.