Haydee Dijkstal publishes article on Dakota Access Pipeline

Author: Reporter
In: News Published: Monday 04 March 2019


The article, entitled 'The Dakota Access Pipeline and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage: Applying the Crime Against Humanity of Persecution Before the ICC' was published on 28 February 2019 in the Minnesota Journal of International Law, Volume 28, Issue 1. 

The article aims to determine whether construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline violates international human rights and criminal law, and whether corporation officials most responsible for the pipeline construction and operation, will be vulnerable to investigation or prosecution before the International Criminal Court. The article looks at the law surrounding destruction of cultural property, and in particular, claims by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe that sites of religious and cultural significance, including burial grounds, are directly in the pipeline’s planned route and would be destroyed by construction. 

The article can be read here.

The article can be found on the Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vol 28, Issue 1, here.