David Taylor is a Research and Policy Adviser at Impunity Watch in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2006, he completed a degree in Law and Criminology at Cardiff University (UK), before moving to the Netherlands and earning an LLM in the International and European Protection of Human Rights at Utrecht University. After graduating in 2007, he interned for an international youth peacebuilding organisation, as well as the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, before travelling for three months in Africa. On his return, he began working as a Researcher for the Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University, focusing on the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan. He has also worked at the TMC Asser Instituut in The Hague at 'The Hague Justice Portal', writing on international criminal law and human rights, and has taught BA courses at Utrecht University on gross human rights violations, as well as Maastricht University's 2010-2011 LLM course, International Criminal Law. Alongside his work with Impunity Watch, David holds a Researcher position at Maastricht University for which he has conducted research in Rwanda.
Burundi is of little or no geopolitical or strategic importance. Unlike its neighbours, a lack of significant natural resources or celebrity engagement means that only the threat of a slide back into civil war awakens otherwise dormant internation...read more