Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:14
There are those who dream of the day when former British prime minister Tony Blair faces a panel of judges and answers to allegations that he was responsible for war crimes in Iraq. Blair and his former ‘partner in crime’ (no pun intended), former U.S. president George W. Bush, are also the poster boys for the unevenness of international justice. Go to a conference on the ICC and you’ll invariably hear the question: “What about Bush and Blair? Why are they not at the Court?”
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:31
Is international criminal justice worth spying on? Do states invest in penetrating the halls of international criminal tribunals with their intelligence officers?
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:06
There is no point denying it. The current global production of mass atrocities far outnumbers the tools and institutions able to respond to them. There is a far greater demand for, than supply of, international justice.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 07:34
The African Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) had just been launched at one of the dozens of Assembly of States Parties (ASP) side events. There were a few minutes left and so, as the moderator of the event, I opened the session up for a public Q & A. A man seated near the front of the packed room introduced himself as the senate leader from Kenya and asked the panelists to discuss the International Criminal Court’s alleged double standards towards African states.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 08:54
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 that demonstrate and increasingly emboldened, provocative and courageous institution, not to mention one that really doesn’t look like it’s unfairly picking on Africa.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:33
It has been a decade since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its investigation into alleged mass atrocities committed in Darfur. Those ten years have been, to say the least, a rocky ride for international justice.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:11
The International Criminal Court (ICC) may have finally found its ‘road out of Africa’. Prosecutors at the ICC have asked the Court’s judges to grant them an official investigation into the allegations of war crimes committed during the war between Georgia and Russia over the territory of South Ossetia.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 15:21
International institutions, political parties and big companies. Something all of these have in common is their interest in sharing good news when the world is paying attention and bad news when it isn’t. The International Criminal Court is no different.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:21
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 that is migration to and through south-eastern Europe.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 15:52
After months of speculation, Ukraine has finally decided to refer the violence in the country since February 2014 to the International Criminal Court (ICC).