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.

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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Big Changes in Sri Lanka, but Little Hope for Justice?

JiC is thrilled to welcome Kate Cronin-Furman for this guest-post on the potential for justice and accountability in the wake of recent – and significant – political changes in Sri Lanka. Kate is a human rights lawyer and Ph.D. candidate … Continue reading

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On the ICC in Palestine, Canada Crosses the Line

On a stop in Jerusalem during his visit to Israel and Palestine earlier this week, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird emphatically declared that, in joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestinians had “made a huge mistake”. Baird’s remarks coincided with … Continue reading

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In Its Fight Against the ICC, Israel Takes a Page Out of John Bolton’s Playbook

The following article is based on a piece I wrote for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage (you can read the full original article here). Palestine’s decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) has instigated a furious backlash from Israeli … Continue reading

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Why is Museveni Allowing Dominic Ongwen to be Sent to the ICC?

The following post is by Barrie Sander, a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). Barrie, currently on exchange at Harvard Law School, focuses his research on historical narratives and conceptions of … Continue reading

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