Category Archives: Mali

The ICC Nabs a Perpetrator of Cultural Crimes in Mali

It is a fool’s game to predict what will happen next at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Today, the world woke up to news that the ICC had gained custody of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, a member of the Ansar … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Crimes, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Mali, Niger | 3 Comments

What Happened to the ICC in Mali?

Given how seldom it is mentioned these days, it may actually be surprising to recall that the International Criminal Court (ICC) still has an ongoing investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Mali since 2012. The ICC … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), Mali, Peace Negotiations, Peace Processes | 6 Comments

No Bush-Style BIA – A Clarification on Mali and the US

After even more digging, I have found no evidence of a Bilateral Immunity Agreement (BIA) between Mali and the US. Upon a more careful reading of the memorandum declaring that US troops participating in a UN stabilization mission in Mali … Continue reading

Posted in Bilateral Immunity Agreements, International Criminal Court (ICC), Mali, United States | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Unfortunate but Unsurprising? Obama Undermines the ICC

In the brief history of the International Criminal Court (ICC), few issues have received as much attention – from the Court, the human rights community and academics – than the relationship between the United States and the Court. Last week, … Continue reading

Posted in Article 98, Bilateral Immunity Agreements, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Mali, United States | 2 Comments

The ICC might not deter Mali’s Rebels – but it might deter the Government

Last week, Fatou Bensouda, the chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Mali’s government that she could investigate alleged atrocities committed by the government’s military forces. And it’s a good thing she did. While the ICC may have little-to-no … Continue reading

Posted in Deterrence, International Criminal Court (ICC), Mali, Uganda | 4 Comments

Intervention in Mali: Human Rights First?

A familiar face returns to JiC, as Andrew Jillions joins us for this timely post the need for a human-rights focused approach to France’s intervention in Mali. For more of Andrew’s post, see here. Enjoy! Where have all the humanitarians gone? It is security, … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Humanitarian Intervention, International Law, Mali | 7 Comments

Intervention in Mali: Does R2P Apply?

James P. Rudolph joins us for this fascinating guest-post on the need to respond to the ongoing crisis in Mali. James is an attorney in Washington, D.C. and California where his work focuses on international law. In this post he … Continue reading

Posted in Justice, Mali, Responsibiltiy to Protect (R2P), UN Security Council, United Nations, War crimes | Tagged | 7 Comments

Prosecuting crimes against cultural property in Northern Mali: Why it Matters

Jelia Sane joins us for this must-read post on the ICC’s investigation of cultural crimes in Mali. Jelia holds an LLM in Public International Law from University College London and has previously interned at the Appeals Chamber of the ICC, … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), International Law, Mali | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

The ICC in Mali: Just Another ICC Intervention in Africa?

So there you have it: the first investigation opened by Fatou Bensouda, the ICC’s new Chief Prosecutor, will be in Africa. The ICC’s Office of the Prosecution (OTP) accepted a request by Malian government authorities for the Court to intervene … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court (ICC), Mali | Tagged | 9 Comments