Prof. Iain Cameron
Iain Cameron is Professor in Public International Law at the University of Uppsala, where he teaches international law and constitutional law. His research interests lie in human rights/civil liberties, international criminal law and police/security issues. He has served as an expert to a number of Swedish government commissions of inquiry proposing legislation and written major reports for the Swedish government, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament on targeted sanctions. Since 2005, he has been one of the two Swedish members of the Commission on Democracy through Law (Venice Commission, the advisory body of the Council of Europe on constitutional law and international law).
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]