Posts Tagged ‘icc’

  • Check it Out: The Reckoning – The Battle for the ICC

    In 1998 more than 100 nations came together to form the International Criminal Court, the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter their positions) of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. The Reckoning follows prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo as he issues arrest warrants for the rebel leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army […] Read more...
  • The U.S. and the International Criminal Court

    Jen Trahan blogged recently on Opinio Juris that three statements made by the former U.S. Department of State Legal Advisor Harold Koh, prior to leaving office in December, 2012, could signal a return to signatory status for the United States with respect to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. At separate appearances at […] Read more...
  • New ICC Prosecutor Sworn In

    Fatou Bensouda was recently sworn in as the new Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in the Hague replacing Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Bensouda is a native of The Gambia and formerly served as its Solicitor General and Minister of Justice. She graduated from law school in Nigeria and holds a Masters of Laws from the International […] Read more...
  • New Appointments at the ILC and ICC

    Sean Murphy, professor of law at George Washington University Law School, was recently elected to serve a five-year term on the United Nations International Law Commission. Prof. Murphy is a co-author, with Prof. Kidane of Seattle University Law School and Tom Snider of Wilmer Hale (Washington, D.C.), of an upcoming book on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims […] Read more...
  • Job Openings at the ICC

    The Financial Times recently reported on upcoming job openings at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. A number of judgeships will become available when one-third of the positions at the court turn over at the end of 2012. Apparently nominations to the bench are falling short especially for candidates from Latin America. Read the […] Read more...
  • The International Criminal Court Redux?

    A recent statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is giving proponents of U.S. membership in the ICC more hope that the United States may alter its position on resigning the Treaty of Rome. Speaking in Nairobi, Kenya, Secretary Clinton expressed “regret” that America was not part of the court. The road to the ICC […] Read more...