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The Wrong Side of History—The United States and the International Criminal Court
Any nation that attacks a justice mechanism for following its lawful mandate supported by 123 nations is on the wrong side of the fence and of history. In this “wonderland” that we find ourselves where what is right is made wrong, what is good appear (More)
Leveling the Playing Field or Razing it?: The ICC's Investigation into Afghanistan
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council and the most militarily powerful nation in the world, the US has largely been able to evade international justice, even when engaging in conduct for which other nations have been held accountable. To d (More)
Congo court sentences warlord to life for crimes against humanity
A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sentenced Frederic Masudi Alimasi to life in prison on Tuesday after a two-month trial.Alimasi, also known as Kokodikoko, is head of the Raia Mutomboki, one of the most powerful militia g (More)
America, Terrorism, and Power Over Death
Though rarely understood, there can be no greater form of power on this earth than power over death. Ominously, this always-preeminent form of power in world politics remains unrecognized by American foreign policy-makers. The perilous result is that (More)
Targeting Jihadist Terrorists: Identifying Pertinent Legal Guidelines
Targeted killing campaigns are still accelerating under the Trump administration, with fewer constraints and even less transparency. More precisely, it seems that the Obama-era Presidential Policy Guidance has been relaxed in two very meaningful ways (More)
Federal judge overturns contempt conviction of Guantánamo defense counsel
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday overturned the contempt conviction of a Marine general.Judge Royce Lamberth overturned the contempt conviction of Marine Brigadier General John Baker, chief defense counse (More)
Unexplored Connections: The Crimes of Saddam Hussein and Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Nullum crimen sine poena,  "No crime without a punishment." - Nuremberg Tribunal, Final Judgment, 1946 Whether formally codified or merely personal, memory must always lie at the heart of justice. Today, however, almost no one remembers the myriad (More)
UNMICT hears Former Bosnia Serb leader appeal for genocide conviction
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) heard oral arguments on Monday and Tuesday in former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's appeal of his 2016 conviction for crimes committed during the Bosnia conflict.Karardic, in su (More)
Ratko Mladić appeals war crimes conviction
Former Bosnian military leader Ratko Mladić on Thursday appealed his conviction to the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals .Mladić was tried and convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, then sentenced to (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
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