June 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action to end the conflict in Darfur and bring perpetrators to justice. Bensouda noted that it has been nearly 10 years since the UNSC referred the situation in ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously on Thursday to authorize deployment of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR) following escalating violence in the nation's capital Bangui. Through Security Council Resolution 2127, the UNSC approved the existing International Support ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Fred Kennedy Nkusi of the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali and Mount Kenya University in Rwanda says that the current pressure by the African Union to demonize the ICC as outside control, misses the greater picture and the opportunity for progress ... On ...[read more]
October 20, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday declared support of Saudi Arabia's decision to reject a seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC) after several Arab ambassadors criticized the decision earlier this week. The UN awarded Saudi Arabia a two-year position on the UNSC Thursday along with Chad, ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday questioned the legality of the US plan to strike Syria. Ban stated that the use of force is lawful only in two very limited circumstances: (1) when used in self-defense according to Article 51 of the UN charter or (2) when the UN Security Council (UNSC) ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The Libya Conflict developed from long-standing sectarian rivalries in the country, which resulted in an armed clash between autocrat Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's supporters and those seeking to oust him from power. In a bid to end the unrest, Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, gave a televised address in ...[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]
June 24, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen efforts to end impunity for sexual violence affecting not only large numbers of women and girls, but also men and boys. The resolution emphasizes more consistent and rigorous investigation and prosecution of ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to the World ...[read more]

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