IRaq: Accountability for the iraq war
JAI is pioneering the war crime of aggression, a principle that was defined at the Nuremberg Trials as the "supreme” international crime. Learn about our efforts to seek accountability over the Iraq War, as a crime of aggression.
CLimate change: The International law of climate change
As the world warms and as sea levels rise, continued government inaction is now laying the groundwork for unprecedented human hardship. JAI is currently in the process of developing the first ever comprehensive guide on the International Law of Climate Change, and is investigating litigation and advocacy efforts to help the species both mitigate and adapt to the significant global changes to come.
YEMEN: The INTERNATIONAL RULES of war and peace
In response to the crisis in Yemen, JAI is investigating the extent to which support for war crimes in that region are actionable under U.S. and international law. JAI is looking for ways to hold those people accountable who are responsible for aggravating the crisis, or aiding and abetting war crimes.
REFUGEES: Preparing for the great refugee crises to come
At JAI, we take the position that the people movement we witness today is merely a preview of much greater people movement that will take place as a result of rising sea levels, warmer temperatures, droughts, extreme weather conditions and political instability. We are working on legal research to help governments and policy makers make sense of the refugee crises to come and to advise on best practice in preparing and managing these people flows.
UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION: HOLDING THE POWERFUL accountable under law
JAI has drafted the world’s first Universal Jurisdiction Practice Guide, designed as a reference for human rights practitioners all over the world. This guide will assist litigators as they advance and win arguments related to universal jurisdiction and international law, including criminal codes. JAI is also working on the outlines of a universal jurisdiction treaty.
CORPORATE LIABILITY: imposing human rights limitations on corporate conduct
Corporations are some of the most powerful institutions ever created by humans, and their conduct has significant impacts on our natural environment and conflicts all over the world. JAI is examining the extent to which international law can be used to impose reasonable human rights limitations on corporate power, in order to restrain the harmful effects of corporations, and to transform corporations into a vehicles of positive social impact.