Category Archives: Preliminary Examinations

Whatever Happens, the ICC’s Investigation into US Torture in Afghanistan is a Win for the Court

It was predicted when the US Senate released its so-called ‘Torture Report’. A few weeks ago, it was reported to be true. And now the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed it. A decision … Continue reading

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Burundi’s Awkward — and Mostly Pointless — Farewell to the ICC

A government led by a President accused of mass human rights violations and crimes against humanity is seeking to end its relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). No, the President insists, this is not about hiding from justice. Instead, … Continue reading

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The Great Escape? The Role of the International Criminal Court in the Colombian Peace Process.

As our online symposium on peace and justice continues, Kirsten Ainley joins JiC for this contribution on the role that the ICC played in the Colombian peace process. Kirsten is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the LSE and … Continue reading

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Peace with Justice in Colombia: Why the ICC isn’t the Guarantor

Lesley-Ann Daniels joins JiC for this post on the role of the International Criminal Court in the ongoing struggle for peace in Colombia. Lesley-Ann is a post-doctoral researcher at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI). Her doctoral thesis examined … Continue reading

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Offshore Justice: Could Australia End Up Facing the ICC for Abusing Asylum-Seekers?

Since 2013, the Australian government has taken a “zero tolerance” approach to individuals seeking to illegally migrate to Australia by boat. Irrespective of their situations or the dangers they may otherwise face, the government gives them a simple option: they … Continue reading

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How Long Can the ICC Keep States in the Purgatory of Preliminary Examinations?

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

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Announcement: Expert Seminar on ICC Preliminary Examinations and Legacy/Sustainable Exit

Dear all, Below is an announcement for what promises to be a fascinating and productive workshop on ICC Preliminary Examinations and Legacy/Sustainable Exit at the Peace Palace in The Hague. I will be attending and will provide some comments on … Continue reading

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