Paras Shah

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Paras Shah is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Paras was the John Gardner Fellow at Human Rights Watch. He studied History and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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International Law

U.N. Security Council Resolution on Protecting People With Disabilities in Armed Conflict

On June 20, the United Nations Security Council passed a unanimous resolution to protect people with disabilities in armed conflict and ensure they have equal access to humanitarian assistance. The groundbreaking text follows extensive advocacy from civil society and disability rights groups, and marks the first time the council has dedicated an entire resolution to the unique challenges people with disabilities face during situations of armed conflict.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

U.S. Imposes Visa Ban on International Criminal Court Prosecutor

On April 4, the United States revoked the visa of International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over her investigation of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The ICC recently rejected that request, though the ban still presumably remains in place and marks an escalation in tensions between the Trump administration and the ICC.