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“Without Fear or Favour” – An Interview with the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

Shehzad Charania joins JiC for this article reviewing his recent interview with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda. Shehzad is the Legal Advisor and Head of the International Law Team for the British Embassy in The Hague. … Continue reading

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ISIS and the ICC: On Fatou Bensouda’s Targeted Use of Symbolic Power

Earlier this week, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda issued a “clarification” regarding communications received by her office with respect to atrocities allegedly committed by ISIS. The statement was unprecedented because, to the best of my knowledge, never before has the Prosecutor … Continue reading

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Praise for Fatou Bensouda, in the Wake of Kenyatta and Muthaura

As readers are surely aware, it hasn’t been a good week for the International Criminal Court (ICC). First, ICC indictee Uhuru Kenyatta won the Kenyan Presidential election while his running-mate and fellow indictee, William Ruto, is set to become Kenya’s next Vice … Continue reading

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What will define Bensouda’s tenure? We’re still waiting

It has been three years since Fatou Bensouda assumed her position as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). When the Gambian lawyer took over the post from Luis Moreno-Ocampo, it was widely believed that she would strike the … Continue reading

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Taking Bensouda’s Reins: Who Will Take Over as the ICC Deputy Prosecutor?

Readers are likely well aware that Fatou Bensouda became the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor earlier this year. Before becoming Prosecutor, Bensouda had previously served as the ICC’s Deputy Prosecutor under Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Now, however, it is time for the Office of … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard: Bensouda In, Ocampo Out

Fatou Bensouda has officially replaced Luis Moreno-Ocampo (who is off to FIFA!) as the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. With dozens of writers and observers scrambling to publish their thoughts on what Bensouda’s tenure will and should focus … Continue reading

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Does the ICC Need to Reconcile with Africa? Bensouda Comes Out Swinging

Fatou Bensouda, incoming Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, has put threatening war criminals and defiant states on notice. In several recent public statements she has directly addressed two of the Court’s most significant challenges: the accusation that the … Continue reading

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The ICC, Funding, and Bensouda: A Response from, and to, Dov Jacobs

Dov Jacobs, one of the sharpest and most thoughtful commentators on issues of international criminal law and justice, has a few new posts up at his must-read blog, Spreading the Jam. In his latest piece, Dov considers and takes aim … Continue reading

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A Done Deal: Bensouda is Next ICC Prosecutor

According to Colum Lynch and a few other observers, Fatou Bensouda will become the next top Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Earlier this week, the ICC announced that the four short-listed candidates (Robert Petit of Canada; Andrew Cayley of … Continue reading

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ICC’s Next Top Prosecutor: In the Bag – AU Endorses Bensouda for ICC Prosecutor

No suprise here, but as reported (apparently exclusively) by IntLawGrrls, the African Union (AU) has endorsed Fatou Bensouda as the ICC’s next chief Prosecutor. They did so in an AU meeting in Ethiopia back in June: “Ms. Fatou Bomm Bensouda of … Continue reading

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