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Sun and Sensibility

Sean Savoy | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion
Sean Savoy

Over the last decade there has been an increasing number of articles on the subject of "sun gazing" or "sun eating." Many of these articles suggest that a person can attain superhuman qualities by absorbing light through the eyes.

Netherlands Sets Fresh Course vs. Moscow on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Seizure and Arrests

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Netherlands is in a unique position to assert the rule of law in the case of the Arctic Sunrise, beyond the consideration of the ship's registration. The Netherlands is home to several major international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

African Union Slams International Criminal Court

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Aaron Maasho and Edmund Blair ADDIS ABABA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by ...

Africa and the ICC Are Stronger Together

Freedom House | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Freedom House

by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives at Freedom House The International Criminal Court (ICC) routinely faces t...

Court Upholds Dictator's 50-Year Sentence

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — More than a decade after fuelling a murderous campaign of terror in Sierra Leone by supplying rebels with arms, Char...

Lessons From Russian and Balkan History on How to Stop the War in Syria

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

The current debate on the use and ban of chemical weapons in Syria is a salient testimony to a seemingly forgone notion in crisis diplomacy: the downward spiral of conflict doesn't end until the strategic interests of the key players are addressed.

Horrific Church Massacre In Kenya Revealed In Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The first witness to testify in the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's deputy president described Tuesday how a m...

When Should We Violate International Law in Order to Enforce It?

Craig Martin | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Craig Martin

Those who advocate for yet again violating the norm on aggression should consider the long term ramifications of this for the international legal order.

Kenya Leaves International Criminal Court

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country's president...

Syria Strike - Symbolic or Conflict Altering?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Intervention, even if limited or "measured" has to calculate the possibilities beyond the initial strike from counterstrikes and further escalation by Assad forces, to the diplomatic response of adversaries and hesitant allies.

Sudan's President Flees Nigeria With ICC On His Tail

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria, the spokesman at his embassy said Tuesday, following demands from human rights...

Sitting President Still Wanted on Charges of Genocide In Darfur

Tom Andrews | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Tom Andrews

Those who have the duty to protect them attack them. Darfuris need international authorities to help end a genocide that should have been stopped years ago.

The African Union vs. the International Criminal Court: Where Should African Victims Seek Justice?

Bukeni Waruzi | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Bukeni Waruzi

The African Union's hostility toward the ICC stands to benefit perpetrators of crimes; the losers will be the millions of victims in Africa.

International Criminal Tribunal Born as Bastard?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

I had the fortune to be there for the birth of both the ICTY and the ICC, and perhaps give a critical push then to the realization of what is still a work in progress today.

A Gentleman's Game?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Tarun Sakhrani

Sadly, what used to be a gentleman's game, can no longer stake its claim to that title anymore. It's just not cricket!

The International Criminal Court and the United Nations Security Council: Perceptions and Politics

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Tiina Intelmann

The relationship between the International Criminal Court and the UN Security Council has generated much discussion, criticism and controversy. But the Security Council has played a crucial role in international criminal justice.

The United States and the ICC: Support From Outside of the Rome Statute System Matters

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Tiina Intelmann

It is a court of last resort ready to step in if everything else fails, and over the past ten years it has gained wide recognition for its work. At the same time the Rome Statute system is lacking enforcement mechanisms in cases of a refusal to cooperate.

Rise of Global Citizen Patriot

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Choosing between loyalty to country and consideration for fellow global citizens has all along been a false choice.

The Bedrock of the Rome Statute System

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Tiina Intelmann

Soon the ICC will celebrate its 11th anniversary. It is a good time to take another look at the Rome Statute system and to focus on some aspects of it that need special focus. One of them is how states are equipped to exercise their primary jurisdiction over atrocity crimes.

Whitewashing Genocide

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

The United Nations, which is supposed to represent the best of our collective aspirations for justice and human rights, yesterday represented the worst.

Denying Genocide Won't Promote Reconciliation

Richard Dicker | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Richard Dicker

A public debate at the UN on April 10 will serve up a revisionist denial of the worst killings in Europe since the end of World War II: the ethnic slaughter in the former Yugoslavia that horrified the world in the 1990s.

Western Support for Syrian Rebels: A Viable Alternative?

Michael Kay | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Amnesty International has produced compelling evidence of massacres, mass abduction, detention beatings, killings and torture by anti-Libyan militia -- backed by the British, French and U.S. So will a post-Assad Syria be any different?

What Diplomats Can Learn from Pope Francis

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Institutions such as the International Criminal Court and various treaty bodies are the tide. However, the capacity to recognize the human being in the other is at the source of a new "Golden Rule" that will fashion relationships of compatibility, even synergy over adversity.

Israel Apology to Turkey -- Key to Regional Peace?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Obama figuratively dialed Turkish PM Erdogan's phone and pressed Israeli PM Netanyahu to apologize for the killings of Turkish activists on board a "peace flotilla" headed to Gaza. Perhaps the relationship has been permanently altered over the last few years, but it may be the fulcrum for resolution of Syria and a broader Israeli/Palestinian peace.

Surrender of Warlord Ntaganda Will Not Change Life for Millions of Congolese

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Discontent and violence is everywhere in Congo, but the narrative is extremely complicated, the demands and the names of militias require spreadsheets to understand, and no reporters want to venture deep into rebel territories to investigate the unrest.