Amesbury Incident

Amesbury Incident

An incident involving the poisoning of two people in Amesbury is currently unfolding. I will be updating information on this incident here as it emerges over the next few days. There are daily summaries at the top of this document and you can scroll  down for more in-depth coverage of events.  This is a live … Continue reading

Understanding the lab analysis of the Salisbury poisoning: where the technical meets the political- Talk, Bath 11th May

Understanding the lab analysis of the Salisbury poisoning: where the technical meets the political- Talk, Bath 11th May

The recent Salisbury poisoning sets the scene for an interesting case study of the tensions between needs for confidentiality and needs for transparency in international investigations Following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury in early March, the UK Government asked the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to confirm its … Continue reading

The politics of international chemical weapon justice: The case of Syria, 2011–2017

The politics of international chemical weapon justice: The case of Syria, 2011–2017

ABSTRACT There has been near-universal condemnation of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. The international community has nevertheless struggled to make progress on holding the perpetrators to account. This article reviews developments at the international level in terms of Syrian chemical weapon justice between 2011 and 2017. It argues that there have … Continue reading