iOS app Android app

Icc

Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.

Why Palestine Should Join the International Criminal Court

Salma Karmi-Ayyoub | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Salma Karmi-Ayyoub

Were the PA to join the ICC and initiate a case against Israel, it would be adhering to a strategy long advocated for by Palestinian civil society to use mechanisms of popular pressure -- legal action, boycotts, protests -- to advance national aims.

Abbas Blocks ICC Application. Why?

David Hearst | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
David Hearst

Why again? That is harder to answer. The strategy of using the UN and accession to international bodies to advance Palestinian statehood is his. Why would he, of all people, be blocking it?

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.

Manchester United FC vs Liverpool FC, A Tale of Two Halves

Marvin Blugh | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

At the half-hour mark, Manchester United's attack looked tense and toothless, their passing remaining bogged down in the midfield and even their set pieces not producing shots, let alone shots on target.

Making Justice a Reality Where It Counts

Paul Seils | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Seils

Citizens must see social institutions at work in their home countries, as it is there that courts can repudiate wrongdoing and reaffirm the most fundamental elements of the contract that binds a society together. It is there that having the dignity of a citizen can have its fullest meaning.

Palestine's Right to Defend Itself

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Recent statements from Israeli officials indicate that this is war, and that it will not end soon. Yet wars of "self-defense" against the Gaza strip to weaken Hamas -- in 2008 and again in 2012 -- have proven futile again and again.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

Can Muslim UN Human Rights Chief Save Humanity From Itself?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.

International Cricket Council Axes Americas Women's Cricket

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

In the 21st century, an international sports governing body is demonstrating that women sports are still subjected to male hegemony.

Entitled to Protection, Palestinians Should Join the ICC, Now

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Once Palestine joins the ICC, the court's jurisdiction will provide coverage against human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, regardless of whether the source of such violations is Israel or the PA itself. In other words, this will establish a foundation for the prevalence of the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.

The UN Security Council and the ICC: No Accountability in Syria for Now

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Tiina Intelmann

Justice for the victims in Syria will not be possible for now but the resolute and principled action of States Parties has brought a discussion of accountability to the table. As the United Kingdom stated, the collection and preservation of evidence will allow justice to be done -- eventually.

ICC Sentences Congolese Warlord To 12 Years

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court sentenced a Congolese warlord to 12 years in prison on Friday, after convicting him i...

An American Retreat from Human Rights?

Jack Healey | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

We should be ashamed of the way we treat human rights standards right now and we should be ashamed at the way we treat our soldiers and veterans. We deserve better and we can do it with a united voice.

ONE ON ONE: Luis Moreno Ocampo On Syria And War Crimes

Katherine Keating | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

luis In this ONE ON ONE interview, Ocampo explains that in 1998, 120 states decided to end impunity of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. The ICC is, in his words, the "first 21st century institution serving the world." Ocampo stresses that the global community must rally behind the court in order to help it achieve its aims. "We need to create a community around the court," he states. "Because the ICC is fighting people in power, of course we create controversies. That's good." Ocampo says that without creating controversy, the court would not be doing its job.

North Korea: It's Time for Obama to Act

John Sifton | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
John Sifton

Something amazing occurred in Geneva today. For the first time in the history of North Korea's three-generation totalitarian rule, a U.N. body acknowledged the regime's massive abuses and invoked U.N. members' obligations to address them.

Might Putin Face International Criminal Court by Annexing Crimea?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

To what degree could Putin, or those acting upon his direction, be encouraged to consider the rule of law in their actions in Crimea and beyond and no longer be confident in their impunity?

The Crises in Ukraine and Syria: Putin Caught in the Jaws of a Vise

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The battles for Kiev and Damascus are caught between prudence and heavy-handedness, in a polarization that is fateful not only for Ukraine and Syria, but also for the relationship between Russia and the West. It is a phase of anxious repositioning.

WATCH: Model's Choice of Snack Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste

New York exhibitionism at its finest.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

All individual leaders -- and, for that matter, ideologies -- are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria's citizens. That would be a sell-out!

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

'Polar Vortex Ice Cream' Made Outside In Just 8 Minutes

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

That's just how cold it is in New York City.

Are Heads of State the Real Victims in Africa?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?

Annual Session of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Tiina Intelmann

As we shape our decisions we should bear in mind the interests of the ultimate beneficiaries of the Rome Statute system -- the victims and affected communities who have been subjected to atrocity crimes.

What Next for the ICC in Africa?

Freedom House | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Freedom House

by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit...