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On genocide: Just saying “no more” is not enough

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:40

By Justice Hub

Chaim Litewski’s parents experienced the horrors of Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Because of this, as Litewski told a packed audience at a recent HAGUE TALKS, his parents always had a healthy suspicion of “government, politicians and diplomats.”

“They really thought the world had failed them which it did,” said Litewski.

Fast forward to the 1990s and Litewski is working with the United Nations (UN...

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MH17 - does the Russian veto matter?

Will Russia veto the creation of an international tribunal to investigate the downing of MH-17
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:49

The potential of an MH17 tribunal has been plastered all over the news and social media over the past two weeks. Although it is arguably far-fetched, with the looming threat of a Russian veto at the Security Council, the renewed attention for the issue of accountability is definitely welcome.

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Andrei Pastushuk

Russian veto has to be canceled, and Russia to be removed from UNSC.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 22:32
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Q & A: MH17 Tribunal

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 14:26

A few days ago, the Malaysian authorities proposed that an international tribunal should be set up to judge whoever was responsible for the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash in July 2014. What's known and what's unknown

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ICC candidate judge Ibrahim Aljazy on justice

Dr. Ibrahim Aljazy
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 13:29

Dr. Ibrahim Aljazy from Jordan is a candidate for judge at the ICC. He is a professor of international law at the University of Jordan. The election will take place as part of a resumed session of the ICC on 24 and 25 June.

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Dan Plesch: director of the War Crimes Project

Dan Plesch
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:50

Dan Plesch is the director of the War Crimes Project at SOAS University London, where the archives of the little-known United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) are stored and being examined. The records are of the thousands of national trials held just after the Second World War for international crimes: war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

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Putting an ICC investigation on IS

Fatou Bensouda speaking in Kampala
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:41

When an email from the International Criminal Court landed in my mailbox containing the names “Bensouda” and “ISIS” I almost jumped out of my chair. The topic of ISIS and the ICC has been plastered over the news for months, with organisations, countries, experts and lawyers calling for the court to take action.

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Niklas Jakobsson

I think it's premature to speak of the ICC having a (successful) deterrent role. The single empirical study (not yet published) on the topic only finds evidence to support that governments kill slightly less people from pre to post ratifying the Rome Statute. However, it has had no effect on deterring non-state actors. If you wish to have a more concrete example I refer you to the Central African Republic.

What is meant by the quote you highlighted is that I am speculating and providing my own opinion. I don't see any realistic situation where China or Russia would allow a UNSC referral relating to Syria, or the US on Iraq, during the ongoing attrocities. That by itself is disgraceful and terrible, but I find that to be a legitimate observation. There is no need for legal sources in this sense as that is all related to international relations and politics in my view. The only, slight, possibility I see of a UNSC referral is if the armed conflict comes to an end.

Why do I think that? China and Russia vetoing Syrian ICC referral in 2014. US interest in Iraq would mean that a referral would open them up to possible investigations. US less than positive stance to ICC.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 19:38
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What about the deterrent role the ICC plays? The whole ICC rationale is based on a fundamental philosophical and legal deterrence in order to put an end to the impunity related to the universal core crimes.

What is meant by "a UNSC referral or national proceedings will only be possible when the crimes themselves are stopped." What are your legal sources to substantiate such fancy statement? Or is Justice Hub creating its own international criminal law procedures?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 19:18
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