Category Archives: United States

When an Alleged War Criminal Walks into a US Embassy and says: ‘Take me to the ICC’

An ICC indictee walks into an American Embassy in broad daylight and asks to be transferred to The Hague. This could be the beginning of a good joke. But it isn’t. It is exactly what happened in Rwanda yesterday. The … Continue reading

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A Big Day for the US and the ICC: Rewards for Justice Program Extended

The new year has brought some big news for the relationship between the ICC and the United States. According to the great folks at the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC), on January 3 Congress passed an expansion … Continue reading

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Obama and the ICC – Four Reasons Not to Hold Your Breath

It wasn’t nearly as close as the pundits and media suggested. As of writing, it seems that Barack Obama may have defeated Mitt Romney by as many as 100 electoral college votes in the United States Presidential election. Many Americans … Continue reading

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Rewards for Justice: The US Takes a Step Closer to the ICC

It appears that the United States is inching towards a much closer legal, political and institutional relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). This may come as a surprise given that the US is currently mired in another tumultuous Presidential … 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

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Playing to Lose: A Game of Hide-and-Seek with Kony

In the game of hide-and-seek, having a limited and mutually agreed upon physical space in which both the hider and the seeker participate is essential. When a child plays hide-and-seek with their parents, they don’t move into the next house, … Continue reading

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Hunting Kony – An Update on the US Deployment in Central Africa

In May 2010, the United States Government started officially taking more interest in the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict that had ravaged Central Africa, and in particular northern Uganda, for 24 years. President Barack Obama signed into law the ‘Lord’s Resistance … Continue reading

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The ICC’s got an African Prosecutor: Does it Matter?

Even since it became clear that Fatou Bensouda would succeed Luis Moreno-Ocampo as the ICC’s next top Prosecutor, I have wondered to what extent Bensouda‘s African background would matter. In particular, will the mere fact that Bensouda is Gambian and … Continue reading

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Justice in Bangladesh: What to Expect

Dawood Ahmed joins JiC for this post to update readers on judicial proceedings at the Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal. You can find his introductory piece on the subject here. Enjoy! Justice in Bangladesh: What to Expect  Bangladesh appears to be … Continue reading

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Propping up Tyrants: Selling to and Supporting Authoritarian Regimes

Brittany Lyons joins us as a guest-poster to discuss the mixed signals sent by states like the US when they provide military support to authoritarian regimes but decry authoritarian tactics. An aspiring professor of psychology, Brittany is currently working “to … Continue reading

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