Category Archives: Iraq

The ICC and ISIS: Be Careful What You Wish For

Over the past few weeks, JiC has covered issues pertaining to international justice and accountability in Syria and Iraq, including the wisdom of a United Nations Security Council referral of the Islamic State to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This … Continue reading

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Is the ICC the Right Response to the ISIS Crisis?

Their ways are a shock to the collective conscience of humanity. Their brutality is almost universally condemned. The evidence of their crimes is vast, not least because they themselves upload first-hand footage of their massacres and mass atrocities. In many … Continue reading

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What an Honest UN Security Council Referral of ISIS to the ICC Would Look Like

There has been a lot of chatter on the internet about the need to refer the Islamic State or ISIS / IS / ISIL to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In fact, the subject has received so much attention that … Continue reading

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Canada vs ISIS: An Inscrutable Justice

Asad Kiyani joins JiC for this post on Canada engagement against ISIS – and what it means for Canada’s role in the Middle East and the pursuit of international justice. Asad is a Doctoral Candidate at the UBC Faculty of Law and … 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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Iraq’s Long Shadow of Injustice Haunts Britain

Earlier this week, I wrote a post on the filing of a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged abuses committed by UK officials in Iraq. On Tuesday, I attended the official launch of the complaint at the … Continue reading

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The ICC and Iraq: “A Pinochet Moment”?

A formal complaint has been lodged at the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting that senior British military and political officials – including General Sir Peter Wall, former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon and former Defence Minister Adam Ingram – be investigated for their alleged … Continue reading

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