Author Archives: Mark Kersten

About Mark Kersten

Mark Kersten is a consultant at the Wayamo Foundation, a Senior Researcher at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a law student at McGill University Law School. He is also author of the book, 'Justice in Conflict - The Effects of the International Criminal Court's Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace' (Oxford University Press, 2016).

The Arrest of the Rwandan Genocide’s Bankroller is a Warning to Others, including Western States

A version of the following article was originally published at the Toronto Star. Time has a funny way of catching up with people. Perhaps that thought crossed Félicien Kabuga’s mind when police raided an apartment on the outskirts of Paris … Continue reading

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Capturing a Crisis: What lessons can we learn from the “overdocumentation” of the Rohingya crisis?

Eva Buzo joins JiC for this guest post on the documentation of human rights abuses and atrocities committed against the Rohingya people. Eva is an Australian lawyer, and the Executive Director of Victim Advocates International. She lived in Cox’s Bazar … Continue reading

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We Must do Better: An Open Letter on Assessing Complaints of Misconduct Against Candidates for ICC Prosecutor

Joining friends and colleagues in the international justice world, including our friends at Opinio Juris, I wanted to share this powerful open letter from ATLAS, a global community of female-identifying lawyers that works to empower, support and connect women work in, or … Continue reading

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“Rethinking Peace and Justice” Symposium: Concluding Reflections

Ron Slye and Louise Mallinder join JiC for the concluding piece in our symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice’. Ron and Louise are the authors of the IFIT report to which the contributors responded. Ron is a professor of law … Continue reading

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Peace versus Justice, Round 10,000? Nah. Some Options for the International Criminal Court

The following is Mark Kersten’s contribution to the ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice’ symposium. All other contributions to the symposium can be found here.  Since the dawn of humankind, communities have been thinking and rethinking the relationship between peace and justice. … Continue reading

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Balancing Peace and Justice in Negotiated Transitions from Conflict in Asia

Galuh Wandita joins JiC for this contribution on balancing peace and justice in the context of ongoing conflicts in Asia. Galuh is the Director of Asia Justice and Rights. Her post is the latest in our ongoing symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace … Continue reading

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What Justice is Required before Aid to Syrian Reconstruction?

Stephen J. Rapp joins JiC for this contribution to our ongoing symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice‘. Rapp is is an American lawyer and the former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice.  … Continue reading

Posted in Omar al-Bashir, Peace Negotiations, Peace Processes, Rethinking Peace and Justice Symposium, Sudan, Syria | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rethinking Peace and Justice: A Balancing Act in Ukraine

Sarah Dunne joins JiC for this contribution to our ongoing symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice‘. Sarah is an independent consultant, with experience in policy and conflict. Be sure to check out the rest of the posts in this symposium here.  … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Peace Negotiations, Peace Processes, Rethinking Peace and Justice Symposium, Transitional Justice, Ukraine | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rethinking Peace and Justice: Lessons from the Colombian Transitional Justice Experience

Juan Carlos Botero and Mateo Merchán join JiC for this contribution to our symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice. Juan Carlos is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Law at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Law, … Continue reading

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Online Symposium: Rethinking Peace and Justice

Over the next week, JiC will be hosting an online symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice’. The contributions to the symposium explore the pursuit of peace and endeavours to achieve justice and accountability for atrocities and human rights violations. They … Continue reading

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