Category Archives: International Criminal Court (ICC)

What Counts as Evidence of Syria’s War Crimes?

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been ‘investigating’ ongoing efforts by private non-governmental organizations to document and collect evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. The following is a snippet from an article that I … Continue reading

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The ICC, Israel, and Palestine – The Time Has Come The Walrus Said To Talk of Many Things

Toby Cadman joins JiC for this guest-post on why there is seemingly a reluctance on the part of the Palestinian Authority to sign the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  Toby is a barrister from 9 Bedford Row. He is defence counsel at the Bangladesh … Continue reading

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The Complementarity Turn in International Criminal Justice

It is no secret. The last few months and years have not been kind to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Fairly or not, the Court has been the target of a growing chorus of criticisms which insist that it unfairly targets African states … Continue reading

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International Justice and ISIS – An ICC Intervention in Iraq?

Despite ongoing violence and the alleged massacre of eighty Yazidi men in northern Iraq by Islamic State militants, there is remarkably little debate about whether or not the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq should be referred to the International Criminal Court … Continue reading

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Rough Justice: A Review

I recently had the opportunity to review David Bosco‘s Rough Justice – The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics, for the Journal of International Criminal Justice. Bosco’s is one of the best books published on international criminal justice to … 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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