Author Archives: Mark Kersten

About Mark Kersten

Mark is a PhD student in International Relations at the London School of Economics. His work focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, he is examining the effects of the ICC on peace processes and negotiations in northern Uganda and Libya.

The Israeli-Gaza Crisis and the Responsibility to Protect: Does the Norm Apply?

This is the second post in our symposium on Israel, Palestine and the Responsibility to Protect. Megan Schmidt is a Senior Program Officer at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.  The present conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas … Continue reading

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Is Gaza in Israel? R2P and Inter-State Crises

This is the first post in our symposium on Israel, Palestine and the Responsibility to Protect. Aidan Hehir is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster and the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of … Continue reading

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Palestine, Israel and R2P: A Symposium

For the fortunate, the doldrums of summer have kicked in. But thousands civilians in Gaza and parts of Israel have to settle for the drums of war. Hamas and Israeli defence forces are once again mired in a costly violent … Continue reading

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Back Against the Wall: Libya Wants the ICC to Prosecute Wanton Militias

Not long ago, I suggested that the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Libya might not be finished. My belief was that the Court would go after alleged international criminals residing outside Libya. They still might. But if the Libyan government has … Continue reading

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The ICC in Palestine: Threat or Promise?

With the backdrop of growing tensions and violence in Gaza, the question of whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) will intervene in Palestine has come back to the fore. The following is an excerpt from my article, from yesterday, for … Continue reading

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What Gives? African Union Head of State Immunity

Last week, the African Union (AU) voted to grant immunity from prosecution to all African Heads of State and “senior officials” at the African Court of Justice and Human Rights. Predictably, the human rights and international justice world were up in arms. … Continue reading

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Caring and Acting Beyond Borders

“How do we mobilize political will and not only get people to care but to act?” James P. Rudolph joins JiC for this post on the challenges in galvanizing support and action to prevent atrocities. For James’ other posts at … Continue reading

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The ICC in Libya: Not Done Just Yet

With the ruling that the case against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is admissible before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and that Libya must surrender him to The Hague, observers might be inclined to think the story between the ICC and Libya … Continue reading

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ICC Justice in Ukraine May Have to Wait

I recently had the opportunity to write an op-ed for the Moscow Times on the potential investigation of recent events in Ukraine by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Will the ICC intervene in Ukraine? If so, would former President Viktor Yanukovych ever face prosecution … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Thinks the ICC in Syria is a Good Idea

Not everyone thinks an intervention by the International Criminal Court would be conducive to peace. Professors Rianne Letschert and Marc Groenhuijsen of the International Victimology Institute at Tilburg Law School, argue that there is too little empirical evidence to suggest that the … Continue reading

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