The US Needs to Uncancel the ICC

April 12, 2021

When the loony right gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference back in February, the theme of the Trump-heavy gathering was “America Uncanceled.” Speaker after speaker railed against “political correctness” in American culture, from “woke mobs” to...

Will Biden Overturn Sanctions on the ICC?

February 26, 2021

From the get-go, US President Joe Biden’s administration has focused on reversing the worst of Donald Trump’s policy decisions. One of the very worst was the imposition of sanctions on individual officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Trump administration was so enamored of...

Donald Trump’s War Crimes Confession

January 14, 2020

In an article with the title, “'Maybe we will, maybe we won't,” The Independent quotes US President Donald Trump’s latest boast made in an interview with Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham: “The only troops I have are taking the oil, they are protecting the oil.” It’s Time for...

Mike Pompeo Lays Down the Opposition to International Law

March 19, 2019

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte have a common enemy: any institution that objects to international thuggery. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. As the moral conscience of the universe, US leaders cannot stand the idea of there being an International Criminal Court (ICC), independent of...

Africa This Month: Taking Stock of Strides in Justice, Peace and Prosperity

April 30, 2016

South Africa’s highest court spoke truth to power, while the ICC made a fool of itself as South Sudan declared a frosty peace. As Africa sits astride the equator, the seasons offer the end of April as a time to reflect. In many parts of Africa, the harvest is starting to come in and a new...

Africa This Month: Democracy on Trial

February 29, 2016

Despite economic woes, Africa still presents opportunities, and despite challenges, democracy is marching forward in the continent. As per an ancient African proverb, the prettiest flowers bloom amidst the sharpest thorns. Amara Konneh, the finance minister of Liberia, is one such flower. This...

Al-Bashir’s Escape: Why the African Union Defies the ICC

June 15, 2015

Omar al-Bashir left South Africa as a court dragged its feet over whether to stop him. After days of wrangling to try have him arrested, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left South Africa before a court there could decide whether to arrest him. The International Criminal Court (ICC)...

The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: What if Kerry Fails?

March 03, 2014

Failure to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement could be catastrophic.  In April 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry made clear his opinion on the necessity of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, elucidating his dedication to the current negotiations. He...

Local Justice in Africa: Out of the Spotlight

February 04, 2014

Local tribunals require media attention if they are to be alternatives to the ICC. Kenya’s president, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and his deputy, William Samoei Ruto, face charges for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC). They stand accused of orchestrating the...

Justice for Kenya

February 03, 2014

A closer look at the ICC and the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Background Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may appear to be a recent phenomenon, in reality, the long story of its establishment stretches back to the late 19th century. In 1872, Gustav...

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