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Is the ICC Reconsidering its Policy on the “Interests of Justice”?

Two weeks ago, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) published the final version of its much-anticipated Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation (“Policy Paper”). To date, reflections on the Policy Paper have focused … Continue reading

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Indonesia and the False Promise of International Justice

Indonesia continues to have a contentious relationship with international justice. Now, “politics” is being blamed for Indonesia’s waning support for the ICC and ratification of the Rome Statute. According to this article out of the Jakarta Post, the ICC is … Continue reading

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Reparations for Lubanga’s Victims: What the ICC Can Do

Earlier this week, the International Criminal Court released the Trial Chamber’s decision on the principles and procedures to be applied to reparations following from Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’s war crimes conviction for enlisting and conscripting child soldiers and using them to … Continue reading

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Kony 2012: The Invisible Children Advocacy Campaign to Catch Kony

Yesterday evening, a Youtube video by Invisible Children on Joseph Kony, the Chairman of the Lord’s Resistance Army, started popping up in my Facebook newsfeed. I didn’t think much of it as my newsfeed is usually pretty full with articles … Continue reading

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Peacekeeping and International Criminal Law: The Abduction of 50 Peacekeepers in Darfur

According to several news agencies the Darfurian rebel group Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has taken about 50 peacekeepers of the joint UN/AU Mission UNAMID hostage in Darfur on Sunday, 19 February 2012. The speaker of the movement, Gibril Adam … Continue reading

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ICC Charges Four of Six Suspects in Kenya Situation

Yesterday, on the 23rd of January 2012, the Pre-Trial Chamber II (PTC II) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its long awaited decisions (here and here) whether or not it would confirm the Prosecutor’s charges against six suspects allegedly … Continue reading

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The Lack of Context in Discussions of Justice in Conflicts

International criminal law and transitional justice are highly dynamic fields. 2011 has yet again demonstrated this by its sheer eventfulness. The year started by the extradition of Callixte Mbarushimana to the ICC in January. A sealed arrest warrant had been … Continue reading

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