Category Archives: Sudan

Inching Closer: Could Omar al-Bashir finally be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court?

“I reiterate that the government is fully prepared to cooperate with the ICC to facilitate access to those accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.” So declared Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on 22 August 2020. Some are surely … Continue reading

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What Justice is Required before Aid to Syrian Reconstruction?

Stephen J. Rapp joins JiC for this contribution to our ongoing symposium on ‘Rethinking Peace and Justice‘. Rapp is is an American lawyer and the former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice.  … Continue reading

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International Criminal Justice – A New Feature of Middle East Politics?

With its landmark decision to authorize an investigation into Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will embark upon unknown territory. Not only will it investigate alleged atrocities committed by the Afghan military and the Taliban, it will also – for … Continue reading

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir may finally face justice for Darfur. But the work is not yet done

Former Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir may soon face trial before judges of the International Criminal Court. Take a moment. Read that again. Let it sink in. The ICC shook the diplomatic world in 2009 when it issued a warrant for … Continue reading

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What Happens Now with Omar Al-Bashir?

A version of this article was originally posted at The National. Many thanks to the editors and writers there for their work and encouragement. The world watched with interest when it was announced that Sudanese authorities were planning to “hand … Continue reading

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The Long Read: Waiting for Bashir – Will the Deposed Sudanese Dictator Ever Stand Trial in The Hague?

Victor Peskin, Eric Stover, and Alexa Koenig join JiC for this piece on the prospect of holding deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to account at the International Criminal Court. Victor is an associate professor in the School of Politics and … Continue reading

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Bashir to the ICC? Seeing the Forest for the Trees, While Preparing for One to Fall

This article was originally published at Open Canada. After 30 years as president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir is out of power. It is difficult to overstate how remarkable it is to write those words. After four months of popular protests, … Continue reading

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Good Politics or Bad Law? The International Criminal Court, Bashir, and South Africa

It came as quite the surprise. To be sure, observers of South Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) fully expected that the Court’s Judges would eventually find that Pretoria had failed to cooperate in arresting and surrendering Sudanese … Continue reading

Posted in African Union (AU), Darfur, International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Omar al-Bashir, South Africa, Sudan | 1 Comment

Non-Compliance But No Referral – The ICC Muddies the Waters

Angela Mudukuti joins us for this take on the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding South Africa’s failure to arrest and surrender sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the ICC. Angela Mudukuti is an international criminal justice lawyer with experience … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on South Africa’s Withdrawal From the International Criminal Court

Contrary to the suggestion of some, the dust on South Africa’s and Burundi’s (and Gambia‘s) withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has not settled. It won’t for some time. These two withdrawals have sparked an intense debate on the … Continue reading

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