Category Archives: Mali

What We Know about the First Islamic Extremist at the ICC

From the instant that news emerged that Ahmad Al Mahdi Al Faqi had been surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on allegations that he was responsible for the war crime of destroying shrines in Timbuktu, Mali, the circumstances around … Continue reading

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The ICC Nabs a Perpetrator of Cultural Crimes in Mali

It is a fool’s game to predict what will happen next at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Today, the world woke up to news that the ICC had gained custody of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, a member of the Ansar … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Crimes, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Mali, Niger | 2 Comments

What Happened to the ICC in Mali?

Given how seldom it is mentioned these days, it may actually be surprising to recall that the International Criminal Court (ICC) still has an ongoing investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Mali since 2012. The ICC … Continue reading

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No Bush-Style BIA – A Clarification on Mali and the US

After even more digging, I have found no evidence of a Bilateral Immunity Agreement (BIA) between Mali and the US. Upon a more careful reading of the memorandum declaring that US troops participating in a UN stabilization mission in Mali … Continue reading

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Unfortunate but Unsurprising? Obama Undermines the ICC

In the brief history of the International Criminal Court (ICC), few issues have received as much attention – from the Court, the human rights community and academics – than the relationship between the United States and the Court. Last week, … Continue reading

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The ICC might not deter Mali’s Rebels – but it might deter the Government

Last week, Fatou Bensouda, the chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Mali’s government that she could investigate alleged atrocities committed by the government’s military forces. And it’s a good thing she did. While the ICC may have little-to-no … Continue reading

Posted in Deterrence, International Criminal Court (ICC), Mali, Uganda | 4 Comments

Intervention in Mali: Human Rights First?

A familiar face returns to JiC, as Andrew Jillions joins us for this timely post the need for a human-rights focused approach to France’s intervention in Mali. For more of Andrew’s post, see here. Enjoy! Where have all the humanitarians gone? It is security, … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Humanitarian Intervention, International Law, Mali | 5 Comments