Author Archives: Mark Kersten

About Mark Kersten

Mark is a researcher, consultant and teacher based in London. 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.

JiC Hits 10,000 Followers – Thank You!

Dear readers, JiC has just hit 10,000 subscribers over its various platforms. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart and the tips of my fingers, for everyone who follows us on Facebook, Twitter or directly on the blog. Your … Continue reading

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On the Table: Trading Justice for Peace in Palestine

In the wake of this week’s elections in Israel, Palestinian officials have exclaimed their intention to “intensify” their diplomatic campaign against Israel and bring forward charges against Israeli officials to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Could Palestine’s decision to pursue … Continue reading

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Why the ICC Won’t Prosecute Museveni

Anyone who has visited and spoken to the citizens of northern Uganda will be well aware of the harrowing stories of abuse and devastation wreaked by the vicious twenty-five year war between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and the … Continue reading

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The ICC’s Crisis Mentality and the Limits of Global Justice

We are thrilled to welcome Barrie Sander as a regular author and contributor to JiC. In his latest post, Barrie examines how the ICC is a Court that was built to react and respond to emerging crises. Keep an eye … Continue reading

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A Former Bush Official’s Breathtakingly Absurd ICC Proposal

Most followers of the International Criminal Court (ICC) likely thought that the days of absurd proposals from US officials to undermine the ICC were at thing of the past. Surely no one would ever propose to do something as politically … Continue reading

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Yes, the ICC is in Crisis. It Always Has Been.

It has become increasingly common for scholars and observers of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to state that the ICC is in “crisis”. Conference panels, a host of academic articles, news pieces and op-eds seem drawn towards posing some variation … Continue reading

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Justice and Identity: A Retrospect on the Eichmann Trial in light of Israeli Hostility to the ICC

Barrie Sander joins JiC for this post on the Eichmann Trial and Israel’s recent hostility towards the ICC. Barrie is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). In light of the … Continue reading

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