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22 Sep 2009, 5:34 pm
by Kevin Jon Heller As part of the backlash against the Goldstone Commission’s recommendation that the Security Council refer the situation in Gaza to the ICC if Israel and Hamas do not conduct credible investigations of their crimes, the far-right Jerusalem Post published an editorial today entitled “Strange Justice: The ICC, Europe, and the World. [read post]
13 Jun 2010, 6:24 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller I’ve long supported providing the ICC with jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. [read post]
4 Apr 2012, 6:35 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller As most readers probably know by now, the Office of the Prosecutor has finally — after three inexcusable years of inaction — officially rejected Palestine’s attempt to accept the ICC’s jurisdiction pursuant to Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute. [read post]
27 Apr 2010, 6:21 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller My UN Dispatch friend Mark Leon Goldberg notes today that a group of Representatives are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter urging their colleagues to support a resolution “opposing the United States joining the Rome Statute or participating in the upcoming review conference. [read post]
30 Apr 2012, 8:56 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Of course, that means it’s been a much better week for anyone who isn’t so keen on the prospect of attacking Iran. [read post]
16 Jan 2012, 12:14 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller There has been much debate the past couple of days about whether the bomb attacks that have killed at least three Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010 qualify as terrorism. [read post]
10 Aug 2010, 2:20 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Actually, I’m not, although I’m confident Labor will pull out the election. [read post]
1 Dec 2010, 8:05 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The following is a guest-post by Steve Vladeck, Professor of Law at American University. [read post]
28 Aug 2010, 7:10 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So says a draft UN report that studied events in the Congo between 1993 and 2008: An exhaustive U.N. investigation into the history of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has concluded that the Rwandan military and its allies carried out hundreds of large-scale killings of ethnic Hutu refugees during the 1990s that amounted to war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide, according to a confidential copy of the report. [read post]
6 Dec 2011, 10:17 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller That’s the question asked by my friends at Wronging Rights, in response to a recent article in Time: TIME claims to have obtained an internal ICC memo showing that the Court is “compiling evidence of possible recent war crimes in southern Sudan, allegedly directed by Sudanese Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein.” Apparently, in addition to the Prosecutor’s request for a warrant for Hussein in connection with attacks… [read post]
29 Jul 2010, 3:16 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller [The following is a guest-post written by Ifeoma Ajunwa, a human-rights attorney who is beginning a PhD at Columbia University in the fall. [read post]
27 Dec 2011, 5:47 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Our friends at Cambridge University have asked me to bring the following journal to readers’ attention, which has been established by James Crawford: Cambridge Journal of International & Comparative Law is a newly established double-blind peer reviewed, open-access journal which aims to publish high-end legal scholarship. [read post]
14 Mar 2012, 3:50 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller From AllAfrica.com: Today, International Criminal Court (ICC) judges in The Hague delivered the Court’s first verdict—a finding of guilt against former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. [read post]
25 Jul 2010, 4:59 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller [The following is a guest-post by Lt. [read post]
22 May 2012, 2:59 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller So reports ABC News (and multiple other news outlets): The man who ran Libya’s extensive spy network and was considered one of the closest confidants of ex-leader Moammar Gadhafi was indicted in Mauritania on Monday and transferred to a public jail, according to a justice official. [read post]
5 Apr 2012, 5:32 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber I (PTC) has rejected Libya’s request to postpone the surrender of Saif Gaddafi so that he can be prosecuted domestically for other crimes. [read post]
10 Oct 2009, 1:04 am
by Kevin Jon Heller I don’t usually plug products on the blog, but I’m going to make an exception for the Ectaco C-Pen 20, the pen scanner that I’ve been using to organize the research for my book on the Nuremberg Military Tribunals: I don’t know how others work, but I write a very detailed outline of an article and then cut-and-paste all of the quotes (and other information) that I need into the relevant section of the… [read post]
29 Sep 2010, 7:41 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller In its motion to dismiss the ACLU/CCR lawsuit, the government argues that the plaintiffs lack standing to bring the lawsuit on al-Aulaqi’s behalf, because al-Aulaqi has the option of surrendering to the government and bringing the lawsuit himself: Defendants state that if Anwar al-Aulaqi were to surrender or otherwise present himself to the proper authorities in a peaceful and appropriate manner, legal principles with which the United States has… [read post]
8 Oct 2010, 7:12 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller At Foreign Policy, Bill Egginton, the chair of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins — and more importantly, my best friend — has a fascinating article on Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian novelist who just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. [read post]
31 Mar 2010, 3:12 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller NGO Monitor loves to criticize progressive NGOs for a lack of transparency concerning their funding. [read post]