Category Archives: Darfur

Bashir Wants to Visit the Big Apple

It appears that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has his heart set on visiting the Big Apple. Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a trinity of atrocity crimes (genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity) has applied for … Continue reading

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Posted in Crimes against humanity, Darfur, Genocide, International Criminal Court (ICC), Sudan, United Nations, United States, War crimes | Tagged | 10 Comments

The Justice in and of Death

Somewhere in Sudan, Ali Kushayb is recovering from injuries that very nearly took his life. Kushayb, a Janjaweed leader wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on allegations that he committed crimes against humanity in Darfur, was attacked in an … Continue reading

Posted in Darfur, Justice, Nuremberg, Nuremberg Trials, Osama bin Laden, Osama bin Laden and international law | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Egypt to Join the ICC but also Guarantee Bashir Immunity

Many, many months ago, I wrote that Egypt had declared it was set to join the International Criminal Court (ICC). That was back in early April 2011, when the country was in the midst of the ‘Arab Spring’. Nearly two … Continue reading

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The ICC and Regime Change: Some Thoughts but Mostly Questions

Few issues in international criminal justice are as contentious as the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and regime change. After all, it goes right to the heart of the tensions between humanitarianism and the messy realities of conflict … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict Resolution, Darfur, Humanitarian Intervention, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Syria | 7 Comments

Missing the Mark: The ICC on its Relationship with the UN Security Council

Last week, for the first time since the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established, the United Nations Security Council debated its relationship with the Court. After two Security Council referrals (Darfur 2005 and Libya 2011), it was high time that … Continue reading

Posted in Darfur, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Libya, Libya and the ICC, Sudan, UN Security Council | 6 Comments

A Little Less Isolated and a Lot More Troubling: Ban Ki-moon Meets Bashir

Attempts to isolate and marginalize Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir have been mixed at best. The man many people believe is ultimately responsible for the violence and misery of Darfur – and who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court … Continue reading

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The US and the ICC: Why a Closer Relationship isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing

Few issues have captured as much attention in the politics of international criminal justice as the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United States. Indeed, it is ironic that as much, if not more, time has been … Continue reading

Posted in Darfur, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Rome Statute ratifications, Uganda, United States | 5 Comments