Author Archives: Barrie Sander

About Barrie Sander

Barrie Sander is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). His research focuses on conceptions of justice and the construction of historical narratives in international criminal courts.

The Human Rights Agenda and the Struggle Against Impunity

I recently reviewed an excellent new collection of essays Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda, edited by Karen Engle, Zinaida Miller and D.M. Davis (Cambridge, 2016). The book should be of interest to anyone working in the field of human rights … Continue reading

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Is the ICC Reconsidering its Policy on the “Interests of Justice”?

Two weeks ago, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) published the final version of its much-anticipated Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation (“Policy Paper”). To date, reflections on the Policy Paper have focused … Continue reading

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Innovating Justice: The Mobile Apps Aiming to Transform How We Respond to Situations of Mass Atrocity

International criminal courts have often been a source of inspiration for technological innovation. At Nuremberg, the trial of the leading Nazis was facilitated by the creation of a pioneering interpretation machine by IBM, which enabled the simultaneous translation of the … Continue reading

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Addressing the Economic Dimensions of Mass Atrocities: International Criminal Law’s Business or Blind Spot?

The past few decades have witnessed a burgeoning literature examining the economic dimensions of modern warfare. Indeed, if Prussian general and military theorist Carl von Clausewitz could argue in 1832 that war is merely a continuation of politics by other … 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

Posted in Darfur, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), ISIS, Palestine and the ICC, Syria, UN Security Council | Tagged | 10 Comments

The ICC’s Crisis Mentality and the Limits of Global Justice

We are thrilled to welcome Barrie Sander as a regular author and contributor to JiC. In his latest post, Barrie examines how the ICC is a Court that was built to react and respond to emerging crises. Keep an eye … Continue reading

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Justice and Identity: A Retrospect on the Eichmann Trial in light of Israeli Hostility to the ICC

Barrie Sander joins JiC for this post on the Eichmann Trial and Israel’s recent hostility towards the ICC. Barrie is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). In light of the … Continue reading

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