Starvation Jurisprudence Digest

Date: 10-07-2019

GRC’s unique starvation digest has been updated! The updated digest now includes commentary on how starvation crimes and violations relating to the use of objects indispensable to survival in conflict and civil disturbance feature in the:


ICJ Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Gambia v Myanmar) order;

UN Commission of Human Rights on South Sudan 2020 report;

UNSC Panel of Experts Yemen 2020 report;

UN Commission of Inquiry Syria 2020 report;

UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi 2019 report;

ICC’s Ntaganda Trial Judgment (2019);

UN MICT’s Karadžić Appeal Judgment (2019);

UN OHCHR Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen 2019 report;

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar’s 2019 report;

UN HRC Report on Venezuela (2019); and

Supreme Court of Israel, Physicians for Human Rights et al. v Commander of the IDF Forces in the Gaza Strip (2004).


This digest is essential for practitioners seeking jurisprudence on how courts and accountability bodies have investigated and prosecuted starvation.

The Digest will be updated regularly and can be accessed here.

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