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...

John Bolton Declares War on International Law

September 18, 2018

Thanks to John Bolton, we seem to have entered a new universe of primordial punishment, directed at anyone unwilling to conform to US dictates or bow down before its global authority. Hired in March as national security adviser to give new impetus to Donald Trump’s foreign policy, John Bolton...

Prosecuting Rodrigo Duterte: An Interview With Antonio Trillanes

In this guest edition of The Interview, Peter Isackson talks to Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. On June 6, a Philippine delegation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) led by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Representative Gary Alejano, accompanied by the lawyer Jude Sabio, lodged...

Africa This Month: ICC Gets New Lease of Life

February 28, 2017

In the face of neglected crises, the ICC’s resurgence is a welcome boost to the fight against impunity. Not unlike any other part of the world, Africa has not always had positive experiences with outsiders. The slave trade and colonization left an indelible scar. The ghost of King Leopold II...