International Criminal Law, Corruption, and Law Enforcement

German Court Sentences Rwandan Rebel Leaders for Congo Massacres (September 28, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 28, 2015, a German court sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders for their roles during the internal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and 2009.

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Issues Contempt Judgment Against TV Station Employee (September 18, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 18, 2015, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued a contempt judgment in the case agains

French Court Denies Extradition of Rwandan Genocide Suspect (September 15, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 15, 2015, a court in Toulouse, France turned down an extradition request for Joseph Habyarimana, a Rwandan who is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. Mr.

European Union and the U.S. Complete Data Protection Umbrella Agreement (September 8, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 8, 2015, the European Union and the U.S.

Prosecuting ISIL before the International Criminal Court: Challenges and Obstacles

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has caused considerable loss of life, bodily injury, and destruction of property and infrastructure in Iraq and Syria since its emergence in 2013.[1] Indeed, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq estimates that between January and August 2014, 8,493 civilians were killed and more than 15,782 civilians were injured by ISIL and its associated groups.[2] In recent months,

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19
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21
Author: 
Anna Marie Brennan
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Guatemalan Court Finds Former Dictator May be Tried for Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (August 26, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 26, 2015, a Guatemalan court held that that former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt may stand trial for genocide and crimes against humanity but that he may not be sentenced as he suffers from

ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I Requests Prosecutor Reexamine Decision to not Investigate Gaza Flotilla Raid (July 16, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 16, 2015, the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (the Court)

Presence and Politics at the International Criminal Court

Since 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) in The Hague has aspired to “end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.”[1]  This pursuit has given rise to a contentious issue in two high-profile cases: whether high-ranking accused must be present at trial.

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19
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11
Author: 
Steven Arrigg Koh
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