Category Archives: UN Security Council

Unnecessary & Counter-Productive: Samantha Power Explains US Position on ICC & Syria

Yesterday, I highlighted Argentina’s eloquent and conscientious defence of the International Criminal Court’s integrity and independence in response to the Security Council’s failure to refer Syria to the ICC. Today, I want to focus on the response by the United States’ … Continue reading

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Argentina Slams UN Security Council Over ICC Referral, Entrenching Selectivity

Some of the best responses to both failed and successful UN Security Council resolutions are seldom read or heard because they come from small or middle-power states and because they get lost in the fray of big-power rhetoric. Just one … Continue reading

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The Security Council’s Appalling Record of Referring Situations to the ICC

With the backdrop of the failed referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Jonathan O’Donohue joins JiC for this very timely and critical take on the Security Council’s record of (not) referring situations to the ICC. Jonathan is a … Continue reading

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New article: “The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Prosecutions”

I have a new article out in The International Journal of Human Rights that JiC readers might be interested in.*  If anyone does not have access to the journal through their library’s subscriptions, they are free to contact me for … Continue reading

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Syria and the ICC: Three Burning Questions

The debate over the merits and meaning of a potential United Nations Security Council referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court continues. In this light, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to pen an article for The Monkey Cage / … Continue reading

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Full Draft: UN Resolution Referring Syria to the ICC

As readers will know, the US has agreed to support a referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court (see here and here). Observers have since been commenting on and debating the potential details of a referral (see here, here and here) and what … Continue reading

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The ICC in Syria: Three Red Lines

The world is abuzz with the news that that the Obama administration is finally willing to back a referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Will the US’s volte face on an ICC intervention in Syria create ripe conditions for … Continue reading

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