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.

Looking For Flatmates – Behind the Scenes at Scheveningen Prison

I am absolutely thrilled to feature this fascinating guest-post by Ronen Steinke. Ronen recently went  behind the scenes to encounter the unique world that is Scheveningen prison, where alleged war criminals spend years awaiting their judgement day at the various Hague tribunals. Ronen is a journalist whose work … Continue reading

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Posted in ICC Registry, ICTY, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), International Law | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Did the Torture Report Just Open the U.S. Up to ICC Prosecution?

Does the recent ‘torture report’ on CIA ‘enhanced interrogation methods’ leave US citizens vulnerable to prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC)? That was the question I was asked to answer in my latest article for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Law, Justice, Torture, United States | Tagged | 47 Comments

Victims at the ICC: What is the Way Forward?

The following is a guest-post on the future of victims and victim participation at the International Criminal Court. It was written by Stephen Smith Cody (Director of the Atrocity Response Program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law), Susana SáCouto … Continue reading

Posted in Assembly of States Parties, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Victim Participation | 2 Comments

Bringing Conflict into the Peace Versus Justice Debate

This article first appeared on the new blog Post-Conflict Justice which I encourage all readers to check out! The so-called ‘peace versus justice’ debate has come to dominate the politics of International Criminal Court (ICC). A tremendous amount of ink … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Resolution, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Law, Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Negotiations, Peace Processes, Uganda | 2 Comments

Scoping Out the Crime: Palestine, the Mavi Marmara and the ICC

Dr Russell Buchan joins JiC for this guest-post on the ICC Prosecutor’s decision to close its investigation of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Flotilla. Russell a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Sheffield and the author of International Law … Continue reading

Posted in Admissibility, Gravity, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Israel, Palestine, Turkey | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The Lesson the ICC Shouldn’t Learn in the Wake of Kenyatta

This article was originally posted at Justice Hub. The long-dithering case against Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court (ICC) finally came to an unceremonious conclusion this past week. In a long anticipated move, the Prosecution announced its case against the … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya, Kenya and the ICC | Tagged , | 2 Comments

(Un)Reasonable Dissent? The Lubanga Trial Comes to Close

Thijs B. Bouwknegt joins JiC for this first-hand account and analysis of the decision by Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to uphold the verdict against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Thijs is a legal historian and researcher at the NIOD … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Republic of Congo, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments