Working at the ICC Linked to Hair Loss?

law wigKind of. Here’s the latest. According to Opinio Juris’ Twitter Account, next up the International Criminal Court will declare ‘Casual Fridays’. Nothing like practicing international criminal justice in a pair of slacks.

Just a bit of light justice humour for another long Monday. From the Associated Press:

Hair-raising ruling at international court: lawyers, lose your wigs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Hair today, gone tomorrow.

A judge has asked lawyers to shed their wigs next time they appear before her at the International Criminal Court.

A handful of attorneys appeared Monday in traditional black gowns and white horsehair wigs for a preliminary hearing in a case dealing with violence after Kenya’s disputed 2007 presidential election.

Justice Ekaterina Trendafilova paused briefly at the end of the hearing to pass a hair-raising judgment.

“This is not the dress code of this institution,” she said.

“In this quite warm weather maybe it will be more convenient to be without wigs,” she added with a smile.

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About Mark Kersten

Mark is a researcher, consultant and teacher based at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark's work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.
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3 Responses to Working at the ICC Linked to Hair Loss?

  1. Pingback: Working at the ICC Linked to Hair Loss? | Justice in Conflict | Today Headlines

  2. Oh dear, maybe I should start looking into another career! 😀
    P.S. Although, sadly, this is not much of a surprise…Besides, I feel almost ashamed of discovering that I’m laughing at this kind of joke!

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