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.

Both Israel and Hamas have a Responsibility to Protect Civilians

This is the sixth and final post in our symposium on Palestine, Israel and the Responsibility to Protect. The other contributions can be found here, here, here, here, and here. Simon Adams is the Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility … Continue reading

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R2P Isn’t a Useful Framework for Gaza – Or Anything

This is the fifth part in our symposium on Israel, Palestine and the Responsibility to Protect. The other contributions can be found here, here, here, and here. David Rieff is a writer and journalist. He has authored dozens of articles and is the author of … Continue reading

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Gaza and Israel – A Case for International Humanitarian Law, Not R2P

This is the fourth contribution in our symposium on Palestine, Israel and the Responsibility to Protect. The first three can be found here, here and here. James P. Rudolph is an attorney in Washington, D.C. and California where his work focuses on … Continue reading

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In Palestine, R2P Isn’t Dead. It Could Never Have Existed.

This is the third post in our symposium on Palestine, Israel and the Responsibility to Protect (the others can be found here, here and here). Michael Kearney is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex and has written extensively … Continue reading

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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. Other contributions can be found here, here and here. Megan Schmidt is a Senior Program Officer at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.  The present conflict in Gaza … 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. Other contributions can be found here, here and here.  Aidan Hehir is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster and the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality … 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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