Category Archives: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The International Criminal Court and the Peace-Justice Debate

This article is a critical assessment of the scholarship and current state of the so-called “peace versus justice” debate. It is largely based on findings from my new book, which seeks to assess the impacts of the ICC on ending … Continue reading

Posted in "Peace versus Justice" Debate, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Justice, Peace Negotiations, Peace Processes, Peacebuilding | 1 Comment

Cutting Through the Noise – The African Group for Justice and Accountability on the ICC-Africa Relationship

The relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African states is coming under renewed scrutiny at the 27th African Union Summit, currently taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. The outcome of the summit for ICC-African relations will be determined over … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA), African Union (AU), International Criminal Court (ICC) | 1 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

Let’s Avoid Politicizing the Genocide Against Yazidis

There is no doubt that genocidal acts have been perpetrated against the Yazidi people by the Islamic State (ISIS). A recent report by United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria has given credence to political declarations in the United States, … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), Genocide, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Justice Ambassador, Iraq, ISIS, Islamic State, Syria, Terrorism, UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States, Yazidi Genocide | Tagged | 6 Comments

A Comment In Defence of Luis Moreno-Ocampo

One of the most rewarding aspects of writing in the public domain is the feedback and commentary it generates — even, perhaps especially, when it’s critical. In response to my earlier post on former chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s record at … Continue reading

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A Brutally Honest Confrontation with the ICC’s Past: Thoughts on ‘The Prosecutor and the President’

In the world of international justice, it’s often said that states and societies must confront the past in order to move forward. But the same is true of the International Criminal Court (ICC): the institution needs to learn from its … Continue reading

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John Bolton says Hillary Clinton Would Join the ICC. Is He Right?

In a way, it’s kind of sad. You would think, after all of these years, that former US diplomat John Bolton would get over his almost paranoid fear of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bolton, who served under George W. … Continue reading

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