Category Archives: United States

A Life of Legal Principle, Not of Politics – An Interview with Theodor Meron

Earlier this month, Shehzad Charania visited Judge Theodor Meron in The Hague. They spoke of Meron’s life as a legal advisor, diplomat, and as one of the most influential jurists in the history of international criminal justice. The following is … Continue reading

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Let’s Avoid Politicizing the Genocide Against Yazidis

There is no doubt that genocidal acts have been perpetrated against the Yazidi people by the Islamic State (ISIS). A recent report by United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria has given credence to political declarations in the United States, … Continue reading

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John Bolton says Hillary Clinton Would Join the ICC. Is He Right?

In a way, it’s kind of sad. You would think, after all of these years, that former US diplomat John Bolton would get over his almost paranoid fear of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bolton, who served under George W. … Continue reading

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Concessions from the Half-Way House – Leveraging Membership in the ICC

In the world of the International Criminal Court (ICC), there are two types of states: the member-states who accept the jurisdiction of the Court and the non-member states who don’t. The ultimate goal of the international criminal justice project, beyond … Continue reading

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Five Take-Aways from the ICC’s Latest Bombshell Report

This year’s Report on Preliminary Examination Activities from the International Criminal Court (ICC) carried within it a number of fascinating – and crucial – details into who and what is falling under the ICC’s microscope. Below are five important takeaways … Continue reading

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Former ICC Prosecutor Slams U.S. Record on the ICC, International Justice

Luis Moreno-Ocampo is still in the game. The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is involved in a human rights NGO in Libya and, more recently, has worked to bring a case forward to the ICC alleging … Continue reading

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The Trial of Hissène Habré: Five Thoughts

In descriptions of the trial of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, no word has been used more often than “finally”. After a quarter century of regular twists and turns along the way as well as a healthy dose of disappointments … Continue reading

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