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International Criminal Law

South Africa's Shapeshifting Position on International Justice?

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze | Posted 03.19.2017 | Home
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

Source: Journalists For Justice On Tuesday, March 15, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed the government's leave to appeal the ...

Sectarian War in Syria Introduced New Gender-Based Crimes

Hilmi M. Zawati | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Hilmi M. Zawati

--Victims may refrain from bringing legal actions against Syrian officials for fear of vindictive measures-- The following Op-Ed consists of excerpt...

Send Dominic Ongwen of the Lords Resistance Army Home for Real Justice

Travis Rejman | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Travis Rejman

Major General Ongwen was a notoriously brutal top commander who spent his entire adult life in the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) which terrorized communities in Northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Jesica L. Santos

The establishment of the SCC is unprecedented in recent years in that the world will now have a hybrid tribunal working in a country where the ICC has already opened investigations.

A Justice Denied as Bangladesh Prosecutes War Crimes

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.01.2014 | Home
Ronak D. Desai

Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.

Redefining the Past and Future Fight Against Atrocities

Kip Hale | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Kip Hale

While its historical significance is evident, the UNWCC can also help today's efforts to hold atrocity criminals accountable. The UNWCC's present-day application is best demonstrated by its potential influence on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The Price We Must Pay For International Criminal Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
Kip Hale

Within a large convention hall in the suburbs of The Hague, The Netherlands, one of the most important matters in international justice is under debate, and sadly, only the most ardent stakeholders are paying attention.

A Joint Worthy Enterprise

Kip Hale | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Kip Hale

It may come as a surprise to some, but the United Nations-Khmer Rouge Tribunal is working. This hybrid Cambodian-international tribunal is a joint enterprise worthy of strong support.

Peace vs. Justice: The Diminishing Importance of Diplomacy with the Emergence of International Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Kip Hale

While the case-by-case circumstances of each conflict always matters, the question remains what standard playbook should the global community employ when confronted with the mass perpetration of international crimes?

ICC Turns Ten: A Measure of Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
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.

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

Seth Engel | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
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.

Referral of Libya Attacks to the ICC: Sweet, or Bittersweet?

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Marie Amann

It's to be hoped the Security Council's newfound spine will translate into helping the ICC as it endeavors to respond responsibly to yet another weighty referral.

End the Burma Exception and Refer the Military Junta to the International Criminal Court

Andrea Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea Friedman

Today sovereignty can no longer be a free pass to arbitrarily arrest, torture, rape and kill one's own people. The military junta in Burma should be no exception.