Author Archives: Mark Kersten

About Mark Kersten

Mark is a researcher, consultant and teacher based in Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark's work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.

The ICC, A Victims’ Court? It Could Happen

Stephen Smith Cody joins JiC for this post discussing a recently released, timely, and must-read report on victim’s expectations with, and engagement at, the ICC: The Victim’s Court – A Study of 622 Victim Participants at the International Criminal Court. Many victims … Continue reading

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Five Take-Aways from the ICC’s Latest Bombshell Report

This year’s Report on Preliminary Examination Activities from the International Criminal Court (ICC) carried within it a number of fascinating – and crucial – details into who and what is falling under the ICC’s microscope. Below are five important takeaways … Continue reading

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A Way Forward: An Africa-ICC Expert Panel

In the world of international criminal justice, few issues have received as much attention as the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African states and societies. While African constituencies were at the very forefront of pushing for, and … Continue reading

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Transitional Justice without a Peaceful Transition—The Case of Post-Gaddafi Libya

An ongoing question for scholars and constant challenge for practitioners is how to combine peacebuilding with transitional justice. There are, clearly, no easy solutions. The case of Libya demonstrates this vividly and is the focus of an article I recently … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lustration, Transitional Justice | 4 Comments

Administering Justice: An Interview with the ICC Registrar

Shehzad Charania, Legal Advisor and Head of the International Law Team for the British Embassy in The Hague, joins JiC once again, this time for an interview with ICC Registrar Herman von Hebel. Shehzad spoke to von Hebel about why … Continue reading

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Seven Things the ICC Could Do to Improve Its Communications and Standing

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is doing a lot of things right and, almost 15 years since its establishment, it is also doing many things better than it used to. But one area it continues to struggle with is its … Continue reading

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Tired of Waiting, Darfur Victims Withdraw from ICC Case Against Bashir

It has been a decade since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its investigation into alleged mass atrocities committed in Darfur. Those ten years have been, to say the least, a rocky ride for international justice. No official from the … Continue reading

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