Category Archives: Arab League

The Arab World and the ICC: A New Chapter or Smoke and Mirrors?

To date, the most fascinating, dynamic and at times frustratingly contradictory relationship the ICC has had has been with the African Union (AU) and its member states. Today, however, the relationship which appears set to define the Court’s second decade … Continue reading

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The Tides of Justice: Egypt set to join the ICC

Oh, how things change! Today Egypt declared its intentions to join the ICC. Its position towards Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir remains conflicted and problematic. Nevertheless, Egypt’s turn towards international justice is a significant and positive development for proponents of international … Continue reading

Posted in Arab League, Darfur, Egypt, Human Rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Middle East, Sudan, Transitional Justice | 6 Comments

International Criminal Justice Sweeping the Arab World?

“Genocide”, “war crimes”, “crimes against humanity”. All of these words have been invoked to describe recent events in the ever-tumultuous Arab world where popular movements have resulted in mass protests and the toppling of governments. This marks a dramatic shift … Continue reading

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