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International Criminal Court

ICC Lawyer Detained In Libya

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

By Ali Shuaib and Hadeel Al Shalchi TRIPOLI/ZINTAN, June 9 (Reuters) - A delegation for the International Criminal Court has been deta...

The Missing Russian Deliveryman

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Kofi Annan was too diplomatic to say it in public, but his meaning as he "briefed" the United Nations General Assembly Thursday on the continuing strife in Syria was unmistakable: Russia has failed.

U.S.-Sponsored Crimes In Colombia Referred to International Criminal Court

Dan Kovalik | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

The most salient aspect of the scandal for Americans, however, is that the Colombian military has been encouraging the high body count in order to justify continued military aid from the U.S.

Message of Accountability for Murderous Leaders?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For the world at large the decision should mean vicious despots around the world will sense that their apparent impunity is now threatened by a world which can and will call them to account. The emphasis there is on "should."

Justice for "Bush Wives": The ICC and Bosco Ntaganda

Eva Smets | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Eva Smets

Luis Moreno-Ocampo's recent decision to add separate charges on sexual violence against Bosco Ntaganda is a promising move. It may give voice to the many Congolese women and girls, abducted, raped and used as sexual slaves by their "commanders."

ICC Turns Ten: A Measure of Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Kip Hale

In this tenth year of the ICC, it is an appropriate time to take stock of the Court's progress in its primary mission: end impunity through the just rule of law.

President Obama Needs to Make a Phone Call Against Genocide

Rafael Medoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Rafael Medoff

The leader of a small, deeply impoverished African country this week did more to combat genocide than all of President Obama's envoys, advisers, and boards put together.

The Security Council Who Cried Wolf

Brigitte Hamadey | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Brigitte Hamadey

One of the ICC's major realities is that it relies entirely on states to arrest and surrender accused to the Court. In this respect, state cooperation gives teeth to the ICC's bark.

Stretching the Long Arm of the Law

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.03.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

It seems only natural that the international community should crank up judicial machinery to enforce the rule of law against humanity's most heinous crimes in places where no working national court system can provide justice. Let's just get on with it.

After Charles Taylor, Justice for Haiti?

Michael Deibert | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Michael Deibert

It is time that the government of Haitian president Michel Martelly and Haiti's parliament ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and give the victims of Haiti the justice that they have so long been denied.

DR Congo: Arrest Bosco Ntaganda for ICC Trial

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Goma) –President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately order the arrest of Gen. Bosco Ntaganda and promptly transfer...

Annan Issues Cease-Fire for Syria

Gideon Resnick | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Gideon Resnick

With no willingness on the part of other countries to intervene militarily, the cease-fire planned for Thursday may be the only thing that could prevent Syria from breaking into a complete civil war.

Syria: Extrajudicial Executions

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Syrian security forces summarily executed over 100 – and possibly many more – civilians and wounded or captured opposition fighters...

The Dream Team Initiative

Ming Holden | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Ming Holden

I'd like to drop a dream team into developing nations.

Syria: Local Residents Used as Human Shields

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Reports of Residents Forced to March in Front of Soldiers in Idlib (Antakya, Turkey) – Syrian government forces have endangered local residents by ...

Two Warlords, American Policy Hypocrisy and the Power of Social Media

Dennis Jett | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Dennis Jett

Two African warlords were in the news in the last week and they did more than remind the world of their barbarity. One demonstrated the power of the social media. The other demonstrated the hypocrisy of the United States.

Lessons From Lubanga

Morris Davis | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Morris Davis

Whether you can put a price on justice is an interesting philosophical argument, but it is possible to have a meaningful discussion about whether international crimes tribunals are worth the costs.

Social-Media Campaign Aims To Take Down World's No. 1 War Criminal (TAKE ACTION)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

Joseph Kony is not exactly a household name in the United States. Of course, few rebel leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are -- even ones like Kony, whom ...

Investigating Kenya: What's In A Name?

Seth Engel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Seth Engel

Let's hope that the next cases brought in the ICC are winners with real "organizational policies" committing the most serious of crimes.

American War Crimes: Commanders' Responsibility

Seth Engel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Crime
Seth Engel

As with any country involved in violent trauma, critically reflecting upon the crimes' occurrence, causes and prevention is a necessary process for the sake of the population's own mental well-being. After 9/11, America replaced self-reflection with going to war.

Americans Are Less Nationalistic Than Flag-Waving Politicians Think

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Are American politicians out of sync with the public when it comes to foreign policy? There is considerable reason to believe so.

The Libya Trial -- Victor's Justice at the ICC?

Seth Engel | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Seth Engel

There are certain crimes -- be they war crimes or crimes against humanity -- that are illegal, no matter what your position in society or in which nation you reside.

In the Land of Blood and Honey: Bosnia, 20 Years Later

Kal Raustiala | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Kal Raustiala

War and genocide in the former Yugoslavia will be thrust back into the spotlight this month with the release of In the Land of Blood and Honey, a film written and directed by Angelina Jolie.

Releasing Callixte: the Best Decision the ICC Has Ever Made

Seth Engel | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Seth Engel

It's easy to say that dictators, tyrants or terrorists are guilty and deserve to be shot. It is important to remember, however, that we no longer live in an age where we can summarily execute those who are responsible for the gravest of atrocities.

How Many More Syrians Have to be Killed Before Russia and China Condemn the Syrian Regime?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Nehad Ismail

The UN Human rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay told the world on Monday that more than 5000 civilian have been killed by the Syrian security forces since March. At least 300 children have been killed.