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...

The ICC Has Stepped on a Political Minefield in Palestine

March 24, 2021

The rapidly-evolving geopolitical equation in the Middle East just got another layer of complexity added to it. Earlier this month, Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced the launch of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the...

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...

Rome Statute: The ICC and the Emergent Peril of Executive Fiat

November 27, 2013

A proposed amendment to the Rome Statute could herald a setback in international law. The 12th session of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is taking place at The Hague in the Netherlands. It began on November 20, 2013, and is scheduled to come to a close on...