My paper, Israel/Palestine — The ICC’s Uncharted Territory, has just been published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. It explains that the International Criminal Court does not have jurisdiction over the oft-threatened...Show More Summary
International Criminal Court rules that the Kenyan president must be present at trial forcrimes against humanity.
As I write this article, States that have joined the Rome Statute, the foundational treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), are holding their annual session in The Hague, The Netherlands. This is no routine affair: Parties find themselves discussing the political implications of the work of the Court. Show More Summary
by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit to discuss its relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). Although theShow More Summary
James Plunkett Weighs in on the African Union’s potential secession from the ICC.
AFTER all the sound and fury, Africa's diplomatic push to get the United Nations Security Council to defer the trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) of Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president (pictured left), ended in failure. AShow More Summary
President Uhuru Kenyatta. Photo by Hoss Njuguna/AFP/Getty Images A request by the African Union to postpone the International Criminal Court trials of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, failed after a split vote among the United Nations Security Council. Show More Summary
A court in Dakar, the capital, on August 14, 2013, sentenced Mamadou Biaye, former editor of the private daily Le Quotidien, and Bastien David, an intern reporter for the paper, to one month in prison each on charges of criminal defamation, Agence France-Presse reported....
Don’t these people know that Obama was just trying to make their lives better using college bull-session and community organizing inspired notions? (Daily Caller) President Obama has been accused of crimes against humanity in a new complaint...Show More Summary
A group of Egyptian lawyers filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court naming President Barack Obama as an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood’s commission of crimes against humanity. The complaint also named Muslim Brotherhood...Show More Summary
My op-ed on the African Union and the International Criminal Court at the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (also a good takes at EJIL:Talk and Dov Jacobs): Let us distinguish between the broad currents in international legal...Show More Summary
The African Union and Kenya have formally asked the U.N. Security Council to suspend an International Criminal Court prosecution of he Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy on the grounds that it is undermining the Kenyan leaders'...Show More Summary
UHURU KENYATTA, Kenya's president (pictured), won the latest round in his battle against the International Criminal Court (ICC) on October 18th, when judges at the tribunal granted him leave to skip much of his upcoming trial. The timing...Show More Summary
There is a silent conflict blowing between the Africa Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). This conflict started … Continue reading »
Shaun Larcom, Mare Sarr, Tim Willems, 17 October 2013 The establishment of the International Criminal Court has increased the commitment of the international community to prosecute malevolent dictators. This column argues that such commitment creates perverse incentives that can provoke dictators to intensify violence in order to
THE International Criminal Court (ICC) may have to wait to try its first sitting head of state after all. The prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president, remains in the balance less than a month before his trial is due to open in The Hague. Show More Summary
A special summit of the African Union should consider a resolution to adjourn open by the International Criminal Court against the leaders exercise procedures, opened Saturday in Addis Ababa, has been a journalist from AFP. The President of the Commission of the AU, South Africa Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the president of the organization, the Ethiopian... Read More ?
International Criminal Court says it is satisfied that Abdallah al-Senussi can get a fair trial in national system.
In a poignant piece at the New York Times, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu examines the reasons behind a push by some African leaders to dismantle the International Criminal Court. He says they are "looking for a license to kill, maim...Show More Summary
by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives at Freedom House The International Criminal Court (ICC) routinely faces the monumental challenge of trying individuals for the most heinous crimes imaginable, including mass murder, systematic rape, recruitment of child soldiers, and torture. Show More Summary