Category Archives: Complementarity

Living up to its Reputation – Complementing Justice and Achieving Accountability in Nigeria

James P. Rudolph joins JiC for this guest-post on the International Criminal Court’s ongoing preliminary examination into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Nigeria. James is an Attorney in California and Washington, D.C.  LLM, international law and a … Continue reading

Posted in Admissibility, Complementarity, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Nigeria, Preliminary Examinations | Leave a comment

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the International Criminal Court, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Perhaps you’re a journalist with an unfortunate penchant for referring to the ICC as “the World Court” (sorry, that’s the ICJ) or suggesting that it will hear cases related to decades-ago atrocities (nope, temporal jurisdiction is a thing). Or maybe you’re a student … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice | 3 Comments

Hold Your Horses, ICC Complementarity

A former first lady went on trial for disturbing the peace and undermining state security in Abidjan. She was convicted and given a twenty year sentence. The International Criminal Court (ICC) and human rights groups, however, insist should still be … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, International Criminal Court (ICC), Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Simone Gbagbo | Tagged | 3 Comments

“Let’s Ditch War Crimes”? Let’s Not Get Carried Away with Justice Criticism and Cynicism

Common criticisms and cynicism of international justice, and the International Criminal Court specifically, are frustrating as they tend to obscure reality, misunderstand both the limits and possibilities of accountability norms and institutions, and misdirect blame away from states whose cooperation … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Deterrence, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Outreach, UN Security Council, War crimes | 2 Comments

As Battle over Victor’s Justice Looms, Maybe the ICC Should Let Côte d’Ivoire Prosecute Simone Gbagbo

Unless there are any delays, and let’s face there are almost always delays, the trial of Côte d’Ivoire’s former First Lady will begin at the end of this month. Simone Gbagbo faces charges of crimes against humanity as a result … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast and the ICC, Simone Gbagbo | Leave a comment

A Tug of War for Justice — Confusion over Complementarity and Cooperation in the Congo

Patryk I. Labuda joins JiC for this timely and important update on critical events relating to international criminal justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Patryk is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germain Katanga, Guest Posts, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Rwanda, Thomas Lubanga | Tagged | 3 Comments

The Case for a Permanent Hybrid Tribunal for Mass Atrocities

There is no point denying it. The current global production of mass atrocities far outweighs the tools and institutions that exist to respond to them. There is a far greater demand for, than supply of, international justice. We often hear … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarity, Human Rights, Hybrid Tribunals, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), International Law | 6 Comments