August 8, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses the ongoing conflict in Gaza ... By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday that a preliminary investigation into North Korean attacks on South Korea did not satisfy the Rome Statute requirements necessary to initiate a full ICC investigation. The preliminary investigation was launched ...[read more]
June 7, 2014
by William Helbling
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday published a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. The ICC has reported that the comprehensive policy paper will help the Office of the Prosecutor work in fighting against impunity for sexual and gender-based crimes, ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT* Preamble Part 1 Establishment of the Court Part 2 Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law Part 3 General Principles of Criminal Law Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Cour... ...[read more]
May 14, 2014
by Ann Schober
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, announced Tuesday that she will reopen a preliminary investigation into alleged mistreatment and killings of Iraqi detainees in Iraq by UK military forces from 2003 through 2008. Bensouda stated that her office received new... ...[read more]
April 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday announced that it has begun a preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Though Ukraine is not a member of the ICC, it has granted the court jurisdiction over crimes in its territory from November 21, 2013, to ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Ann Schober
A coalition of 146 Congolese and international human rights organizations released a joint declaration Tuesday urging the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to create new mechanisms in its national justice system for prosecuting war crimes. Specifically, the declaration urged the Congolese ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Lauren Laing
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged member states to ratify or accede to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court. The Rome Statute was signed by 139 States, but 43 States have neither signed nor acceded to it. Ban said that the Rome Statute mu... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Of the 139 states that signed the Rome Statute, 32 have not yet ratified the treaty. According to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, a state that has signed but not ratified a treaty is obliged to refrain from "acts which would defeat the object and purpose" of the treaty. Israel, ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Articles 5 through 20 of the Rome Statute govern the jurisdiction of the ICC. There are four major factors to consider when assessing the court's jurisdiction. First, the specific crime committed has to fit the definition of one of the four crimes outlined in the statute. Second, the court must be ...[read more]

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