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Exclusive: Amnesty pledges to consider if Israel is committing apartheid

In an unprecedented development, Amnesty International has pledged to consider whether the Israeli government is committing the crime of apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). 1,017 more words


ICC: Burundi's withdrawal from Rome Statute takes effect

Burundi’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute takes effect. The ICC court may still exercise jurisdiction over crimes listed in the Rome Statute committed in Burundi or by Burundian nationals outside its territory from 1 December 2004 to 26 October 2017.


Incitement, Hate Speech, and the Preventive Function of the International Criminal Court

Beyond The Hague welcomes the Peace and Justice Initiative and the University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute for this guest post, which proposes an amendment to the ICC’s Rome Statute to broaden the ambit of article 25(3)(e) to criminalize not only the incitement of genocide, but also crimes against humanity, war crimes and (potentially) the crime of aggression.  1,006 more words

International Justice

ICC ruling on South Africa and al-Bashir: pragmatism wins the day

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally handed down it’s highly anticipated judgment on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. In a somewhat surprising decision, the court’s pre-trial chamber ruled that South Africa had failed to comply with its obligations as a signatory to the  975 more words

Transnational Justice Matters: An ICC Overview

By Rakesh Roshan*

On 1st July 2017, the International Criminal Court completed 15 years. While there are 24 cases that have been brought before the Court, it has only managed to convict 4 individuals in all these years, but it is hoped that it carries to deliver universal justice in an unprecedented manner. 1,727 more words

Public International Law

#dailyupdate: on love and brokenness

If there is any one quote outside of the Bible and portions of the Rome Statute, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that I have gone back to multiple times, it would be this one by C.S. 101 more words


Despite calls at the UN, Australia supports impunity for sexual violence in war

Last week, Amal Clooney delivered a powerful speech to the UN calling for an international investigation into the crimes perpetrated by Da’esh in Iraq. Clooney said “the UN was created as the world’s way of saying ‘never again’ to the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis” and reminded the General Assembly of the extent of the crimes perpetrated by Da’esh. 581 more words