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“Living Proof”: Syrian Accountability Project Publishes White Paper on the Yazidi Genocide

Tuesday 10/31/2017

Crimes committed against civilians during war can be especially heinous, but when those crimes are committed with planned intent to destroy an ethnic or religious community, international law applies the unique label of “genocide.” It is not a charge used lightly by the international community, although in recent times it has been applied to crimes committed during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and Rwandan Civil War (1994).

Now, a white paper published by the Syracuse University College of Law-based Syrian Accountability Project (SAP) asserts that war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in 2014 against the Yazidi community by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also should be considered genocide. The report documents crimes perpetrated against the Yazidi community and calls on the international community to take “proper care of the living proof” of the Yazidi genocide and to begin the “strategic preservation” of forensic evidence that could be used in an international court …

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Yazidi Genocide White Paper

NYSSTLC Helps Write ModoScript’s Next Chapter

Tuesday 10/31/2017

Not every entrepreneur’s prescription for success is exactly the same, but there are often many ingredients in common: a novel idea, a vision of success, hard yards, a dash of luck, and a carefully cultivated network of advisors, mentors, investors, and other champions. David Zuleta—while still a neuroscience and biotechnology undergraduate student at Syracuse University—is skillfully combining these ingredients to develop ModoScript, a digital prescription dosing system that he hopes will combat prescription drug abuse, boost patient compliance, cut medical costs, and disrupt the medical device industry.

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David Zuleta

Jennifer Holtz L’08 and Colleagues Discuss Federal Communications Commission Legal Topics with DCEx Participants

Monday 10/30/2017

On September 23, 2017, the Syracuse College of Law Fall 2017 DCEx participants had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Holtz L’08, currently the Deputy-Division Chief of the Cyber Security and Communications Reliability Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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DC Externship Program

College of Law, Oneida County Partner to Expand Legal Aid Services to Veterans

Friday 10/27/2017

On Oct. 26, 2017, representatives from the College of Law joined Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. in Utica, NY, to announce a partnership between the College and the County to expand legal aid services to Oneida County veterans through the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic. The partnership is a three-year commitment totaling $150,000 that will enable the College to operate the clinic from the County Office Building in Utica, as well as a location in Rome, NY.

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Dean Craig Boise welcomes a new partnership between the College and Oneida County to provide veterans' legal services.

“Research Handbook on Remote Warfare” Features William C. Banks on Cyber Conflict

Wednesday 10/25/2017

Featuring an essay on “Developing Norms for Cyber Conflict” by INSCT Director William C. Banks, the Research Handbook on Remote Warfare, edited by Cornell Law School Vice Dean Jens David Ohlin, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Research Handbook on Remote Warfare

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