Category Archives: Russia

Why is the International Criminal Court stepping out of Africa and into Georgia?

After three months of deliberations, judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have finally approved the opening of an official investigation into the 2008 war in Georgia. Prosecutors will focus on the ethnic cleansing of Georgians from the breakaway region … Continue reading

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Spies at the International Criminal Court?

Is international criminal justice worth spying on? Do states invest in penetrating the halls of international criminal tribunals with their intelligence officers? While these aren’t exactly questions that one typically encounters, a recent article by Julian Borger sheds light on … Continue reading

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Updated: Who’s Afraid of the International Criminal Court in Georgia?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally found its ‘road out of Africa’. The ICC judges have authorized an official investigation into the allegations of war crimes committed during the August 2008 war between Georgia and Russia over the territory … Continue reading

Posted in Ethnic Cleansing, Georgia, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Russia, South Ossetia, War crimes | 8 Comments

Laying the Blame: Justice in Syria Just Got a Bit More Likely

Anyone would be excused for believing that things in Syria may get worse before they get better. Millions of civilians live in daily fear for their security. Those who manage to escape do so to a new kind of hell … Continue reading

Posted in International Law, ISIS, Islamic State, Israel, Justice, Russia, Syria, UN Security Council | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

The ICC is Free to Investigate Ukraine since 2014. So What Now?

After months of speculation, Ukraine has finally decided to refer the violence in the country since February 2014 to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is now free to open a preliminary investigation and, if it finds reason to … Continue reading

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ICC Justice in Ukraine May Have to Wait

I recently had the opportunity to write an op-ed for the Moscow Times on the potential investigation of recent events in Ukraine by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Will the ICC intervene in Ukraine? If so, would former President Viktor Yanukovych ever face prosecution … Continue reading

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US Throws Support Behind Referral of Syria to the ICC

In a bombshell, must-read exclusive at Foreign Policy, Colum Lynch reports that the Obama administration has decided to throw its support behind a United Nations Security Council referral of Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). There is an obvious … Continue reading

Posted in ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Russia, Syria, UN Security Council, United States | Tagged , | 6 Comments