Category Archives: International Criminal Justice

It’s About Time: Calling on the ICC investigate Atrocities Perpetrated by former DRC President Kabila

It is no secret: the International Criminal Court (ICC) struggles to bring to justice perpetrators from all sides of the conflicts that it intervenes in. That is true for many of the situations under ICC investigation. In Uganda, only members … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line – Trump Approves Sanctions against Staff at the ICC

A version of this article was originally published at the CBC. Now, it’s personal. Washington has long opposed its citizens being investigated for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by international tribunals. But the decision of President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Struggling with Empathy – Acknowledging the Humanity of Defendants in International Criminal Trials

Radhika Kapoor joins JiC for this guest-post on empathy and defendants at international tribunals. Radhika is a Harvard Kaufman Fellow at the Public International Law and Policy Group, Washington DC. She graduated from Harvard Law School’s Master of Laws Program in … Continue reading

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Shooting the Messenger? A response to Kip Hale’s call for the ICC community to engage in self-examination

Dov Jacobs joins JiC for this post in response to Kip Hale’s piece from last week, entitled ‘Time to Look in the Mirror: ICC Community in Need of Perspective‘. Dov Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in International Law at the Grotius … Continue reading

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Time to Look in the Mirror: ICC Community in Need of Perspective

Christopher “Kip” Hale joins JiC for this guest-post. Kip is an attorney specializing in atrocity crimes investigations and litigation. He has worked with the prosecution, defense, as well as judges at numerous international courts. Kip is currently a legal advisor to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Next ICC Prosecutor: A Product of Geography – A Response

The following guest-post, a response to Kevin Jon Heller’s contribution to our symposium on the Next ICC Prosecutor, is by Dhruv Sharma. Dhruv is an advocate in India and was a Chevening Cambridge Trust Scholar from 2018-19. The Symposium hosted … Continue reading

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The ICC Assembly of States Parties’ Selection Process for the Third ICC Prosecutor

The following post on the Next ICC Prosecutor is by Charles C. Jalloh and Sabine Nölke. Jalloh is Professor of Law, Florida International University and Member, International Law Commission. He is Chair of the Panel of Experts on the Election … Continue reading

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