International Criminal Court

From War Crimes to the International Criminal Court

Knut Traisbach • Dec 7 2023 • Student Features

The International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, is the only permanent international court adjudicating on the criminal responsibility of individuals.

Review – Saving the International Justice Regime

Franziska Boehme • Jun 3 2022 • Features

Hillebrecht’s clearly written book is the first to fully consider cases of backlash to international courts and puts forward relevant policy prescriptions.

Prosecuting Heads of State: Sovereignty Immunity and the Anti-Impunity Norm

Yuna Han • Jul 16 2021 • Articles

Black-boxing the internal structure of the norm pushes us to think about contestation surrounding particular behavioural prescriptions in overly dichotomous terms.

For the People or for Power? Wielding the ICC Gavel in a World of Power Politics

Nico Edwards • Jan 15 2021 • Articles

The ICC remains guilty of a ‘complacency of complementarity’, wherein the Court heralds the dispensing of distanced justice over respecting existing national processes.

Uganda’s Transitional Justice Policy Development Process and the International Criminal Court

Saghar Birjandian • Apr 21 2020 • Articles

The ICC acts as a beacon of mainstream transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict settings, which is demonstrated through the ‘peace versus justice debate’.

Review – Norms Without the Great Powers

Andrea Birdsall • Jan 20 2018 • Features

Adam Bower’s important book makes a valuable contribution to constructivist scholarship and particularly its study of the role of law in international relations.

Interview – William Schabas

E-International Relations • Dec 19 2017 • Features

Prof. William Schabas discusses his new book project, the ICC’s jurisdiction, its relationship with the United States and enthusiasm for international criminal justice.

Review – The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court

Par Engstrom • Feb 20 2017 • Features

By tracing the relation between R2P and the ICC in the Kenyan case, Sharma’s study reveals unexpected outcomes of a collision between national and international law.

International Law

Knut Traisbach • Jan 1 2017 • Articles

Although questions about international law persist, especially when powerful nations use their political power to ‘bend’ the law, today hardly anyone declares international law as irrelevant.

The Global Crisis of Multilateralism

Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni • Dec 3 2016 • Articles

For more than half a century the EU has been a beacon of multilateralism. Post-Brexit Europe could become a beacon of disintegration and nationalism.

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Oct 19 2016 • Articles

While ‘War Crimes’ is a fictional story, prosecuting atrocity crimes in the real world remains a complex, and sometimes infuriatingly slow, process.

To what Extent Have Politics Restricted the ICC’s Effectiveness?

Domenico Carofiglio • Dec 20 2015 • Essays

The ICC is neither merely a political tool of the international community nor solely an independent legal body. Politics and law indeed come together within the ICC.

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