Category Archives: International Law

Re-Setting the Clock – South African Court Rules ICC Withdrawal Unconstitutional

For proponents of the rule of law, today’s ruling that the South African government’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional is a major victory. Set aside opinions on membership in the ICC itself; the decision by the High Court in Pretoria defended something … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, African Union (AU), International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Law, South Africa | 2 Comments

Peace and Justice in Colombia – I Fought the Law and the Law Won

Mark Drumbl joins JiC for this post on the role and relevance of international law in the Colombia peace process. Mark is the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law & Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington & Lee School of … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia, International Criminal Justice, International Law, Peace and Justice in Colombia Symposium | Tagged | 3 Comments

How Long Can the ICC Keep Palestine and Israel in Purgatory?

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) recently told journalists that she would not provide a time-frame for the ICC’s preliminary examination into alleged war crimes perpetrated in Palestine during the 2014 war in Gaza. Officials in Israel … Continue reading

Posted in Gaza, Humour, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Law, Israel, Preliminary Examinations | 9 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

The Responsibility to Protect isn’t Dead, but its Proponents’ Hubris has Wounded it

It has been a decade since the international community endorsed the principle of “Responsibility to Protect.” But with hundreds of thousands dead in civil conflicts around the globe, it is clear that the expectations set by this doctrine are not … Continue reading

Posted in International Law, Libya, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), Syria | 7 Comments

Administering Justice: An Interview with the ICC Registrar

Shehzad Charania, Legal Advisor and Head of the International Law Team for the British Embassy in The Hague, joins JiC once again, this time for an interview with ICC Registrar Herman von Hebel. Shehzad spoke to von Hebel about why … Continue reading

Posted in ICC Registry, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, International Law, Interview, Interviews | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Canada’s Back: Let it be – and have – an Ambassador of International Justice

Human rights and international justice advocates around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief this past week. After ten years in power, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper was replaced in a massive defeat at the hands of the … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Human Rights, International Criminal Justice, International Law | Tagged , | 3 Comments