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EILR focuses on Syrian peace and justice in latest issue
By Amy Tozer | Emory Law | January 14, 2016

In its most recent issue, the Emory International Law Review addresses one of the most urgent international crises of the day: ending the conflict in Syria and seeking justice for its victims. EILR brings together varied voices calling for the inclusion of women in the formal peace negotiations, the use of social media and conflict mapping to bring criminals to justice, the prosecution of those who committed atrocities through the jurisdiction of national courts in foreign states, and the importance of the international community doing more to halt the threat of ISIS to world peace.

EILR is honored to have this collection of ideas introduced by Stephen J. Rapp, currently serving as the Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and The Hague Institute for Global Justice and most recently having served as ambassador-at-large with the Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Rapp has advocated tirelessly for ending the Syrian conflict and bringing those responsible for committing the atrocities to justice both at the U.S. State Department and now in his new role with The Hague Institute. He argues that any diplomatic effort to end the civil war in Syria will fail unless it is accompanied by a judicial process that targets the war criminals responsible for the deaths of a quarter million people over four and a half years.

To read the entire Issue 30:2, follow this link. Beginning with last year’s volume 29, EILR dedicates one of its four issues to a timely, relevant topic of international law, covering a broad range of perspectives for a comprehensive discussion. Issue 29:2 addressed issues of women in international law.

According to this year’s Editor-in-Chief Lauren Ulrich, EILR “is a place where academics and scholars can have a platform for their thoughtful opinions and ideas on how some of the world’s toughest questions and problems can be solved.” Through the scholarship of legal academics, a current student, and a former ambassador-at-large, EILR contributes to the conversation about Syrian peace and justice.