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 2, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah proclaimed the enactment of Sharia in the country on Wednesday. The law will operate alongside Brunei's civil code, which Bolkiah explained to mean that Brunei "will have two criminal justice systems working hand in hand." Amnesty International (AI) has condemned the ...[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]
February 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Ukrainian parliamentary body Verkhovna Rada voted on Tuesday to adopt a resolution referring the now-fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovich and other high-ranking state officials to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The report accused state officials of ordering ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A Haitian appellate court ruled on Thursday that former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier can be charged under international law with crimes against humanity committed during his rule. Haitian authorities reopened a criminal case against Duvalier three years ago after he returned to the ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Kenyan Attorney General Githu Muigai told the International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday that Kenya would not turn over financial records of President Uhuru Kenyatta without a court order in compliance with Kenyan law. Muigai noted specifically that his office was in no way to obstruct the ICC ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Stuart Ford of The John Marshall Law School argues that the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia provides for fair, non-political trials, which are central to the success of the court ... The fairness of the trials at the International Criminal ...[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]
November 5, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Amnesty International (AI) called on Spanish authorities Tuesday to address the legacy of Franco era disappearances, calling the failure to do so a "betrayal of justice." AI submitted a report to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, claiming that the proposed reforms to Spain's criminal ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Leslie Esbrook, Yale Law School Class of 2015, shows how the current international framework applies to recent international conflicts...Human Rights Watch released a report documenting war crimes committed by Syrian rebels on August 4 and urged the Security Council to refer ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.