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Reports and analyses published by GAN's accountability projects.

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Building the Case for Prosecuting the Destruction of Cultural Property in Yemen

Yemen Accountability Project: This report examines the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage as a method of warfare by both the Saudi-led Coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen, as well as avenues for accountability.

ICC Jurisdiction Over Extraordinary Renditions from the Territory of States Parties

Ukraine Task Force: This report argues that China's extraordinary rendition of Uyghurs and Russia's extraordinary rendition of Ukrainians may amount to the crime of deportation under Rome Statute Article 7(1)(d).

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Feeding the Russian Crocodile: A Historical Analysis of Appeasement as a Modern Threat to International Peace and Security

Ukraine Task Force: This report discusses the historical inadequacy of appeasement to counter expansionist tyrant leaders and avoid conflict, calling on the international community to stand firm against Russia's aggression.

Russian War Crimes Against Ukraine: The Breach of International Law by the Russian Federation

Ukraine Task Force: The 2nd edition of this report covers probable war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Russia from 24 February to 28 July 2022. It includes extensive updates to the Ukraine Crime Matrix, Russian Command and Control Diagram, and the Most Responsible Parties Dossier.


Proposal to Create a Special Tribunal for Ukraine on the Crime of Aggression

Ukraine Task Force: This draft UN General Assembly resolution recommends that the UN Secretary General enters into a bilateral agreement with Ukraine to create a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression. It includes a draft of a creative statute.

Considerations for Setting Up the Special Tribunal for Ukraine on the Crime of Aggression

Ukraine Task Force: This report provides a detailed path to prosecute Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, for the international crime of aggression.

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A Multi-Generational Effort to Eliminate the Uyghurs: An Ongoing Genocide

Pacific Rim Accountability Project: This report is the result of an intensive open-source investigation and analysis of the ongoing genocide against the Uyghurs by the Chinese government.

On the Brink of Famine:
The Ukraine Conflict and Food Crisis in Syria

Syrian Accountability Project: This report explores the history of wheat and food production in Syria, factors contributing to the current bread crisis, and how the war in Ukraine exacerbates this problem.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics and Genocide: A History of Enabling Atrocities and the Path Forward

Syrian Accountability Project: This report discusses the historical and legal context of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, where an active and ongoing genocide is taking place against Uyghurs in Western China.

The Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council: Failure to Protect Yazidi Women's and Children's Rights

Syrian Accountability Project: This report discusses the consequences of the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council’s decision not to recognize certain children born from wartime rape and its human rights implications.

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Aiding and Abetting: Holding States, Corporations & Individuals Accountable for War Crimes in Yemen

Yemen Accountability Project: This report explores different avenues of accountability that victims of Yemen's civil war might pursue against various actors that have aided and abetted international crimes related to the conflict.

An Endless Tragedy: A Report on the Incidents Regarding Demonstrations in Gaza (Mar - Dec 2018)

Syrian Accountability Project: This report explores the violence that occurred along the border of the Gaza Strip from March to December 2018 and recommends prosecution for crimes committed in that context. 

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Op-eds and other articles written by GAN Founder David M. Crane.

A discussion of the need for centralized control of all the data coming out of                                           Ukraine.

A discussion of Russia's attack on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the                               repercussions Russia could face for international war crimes.

An analysis of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and how it can be countered                                         using the rule of law...

An analysis the concepts of 'peace' and 'aggression' against the backdrop of                                            the potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia...

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