International Criminal Law Round Up - Week 40

The International Criminal Law group at PluriCourts regularly provides updates on news, blog posts and issues related to international criminal tribunals. Here are the updates from week 40 2016.


  • 7 October: Russia and Syria must face war crimes investigations, says John Kerry, The Guardian
  • 7 October: Help us unify the judicial records of the ICTR, ICTY and MICT, MICT
  • 7 October: ICC to hold first public hearings into war crimes reparations, France 24
  • 6 October: Burundi says plans to quit the ICC, Reuters and The Guardian
  • 6 October: Bemba lays out grounds for appeal against ICC conviction, IJMonitor
  • 5 October: Statement of the Prosecutor of the ICC ahead of the Office’s visit to Israel and Palestine from 5 to 10 October 2016, ICC
  • 4 October: Dutch state targeted in appeal over Srebrenica massacre, iLawyer
  • 1 October: Judge orders reopening of El Salvador military massacre case, The Guardian 


  • 6 October: Mark Kersten, Referring Kenya to the ICC Assembly of State Parties, Part 3: Implication for the Ongoing Kenya Cases at the ICC, Justice in Conflict and see Part 2 and Part 1
  • 6 October: Joanna Nicholson and Jo Stigen, Krigsforbrytelsene i Syria må straffes, Aftenposten
  • 5 October: Mark Kersten, A turn to the ‘symbolic’ at the ICC, Justice in Conflict
  • 5 October: Amy Macguire, Lockerbie experience is no model for the effective prosecution of MH17 bombers, The Conversation
  • 3 October: It is time for the ICC to open a preliminary examination in the Philippines, Just Security
  • 2 October: Diane Marie Amann, 70 years ago, landmark international criminal law judgment at Nuremberg, IntLawGrrls
  • 30 September: Ryan Goodman, Would arming anti-Assad rebels trigger an “IAC”- and war crimes prosecutions? Just Security
  • 30 September: Mark Kersten, Prosecuting war crimes in Syria: Many tribulations, but no trials (yet), Justice in Conflict


Evelyn Ankumah, The ICC and Africa, Intersentia

  • Chris Maina Peter, Fighting Impunity: African States and the International Criminal Court
  • Sanji Mmasenono Monageng & Alexander Heinze, The Rome Statute and Universal Human Rights
  • Fatou Bensouda, Challenging the Culture of Impunity for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes
  • Leila Nadya Sadat & Benjamin Cohen, Impunity Through Immunity: The Kenya Situation and the International Criminal Court
  • Xavier-Jean Keïta, Defence Perspectives: State Cooperation and ICC Detention: A Decade Past an Arrest Warrant
  • Mia Swart, Towards a Multi-Layered System of International Criminal Justice
  • Elizabeth Ibanda-Nahamya, Complementarity in Practice and ICC Implementing Legislation: Lessons from Uganda
  • George Kegoro, Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Implications of the Termination of the Kenyatta Case Before the ICC
  • Brigid Inder, Transforming Legal Concepts and Gender Perceptions
  • Max du Plessis, Exploring Efforts to Resolve the Tension Between the AU and the ICC over the Bashir Saga
  • Lorraine Smith van-Lin, When We Don’t Speak the Same Language: The Challenges of Multilingual Justice at the ICC
  • Godfrey M. Musila, The Role of the African Union in International Criminal Justice: Force for Good or Bad?
  • Jutta F. Bertram-Nothnagel, A Seed for World Peace Growing in Africa: The Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression and the Monsoon of Malabo
  • Cécile Aptel, The Rights of Victims of Serious Violations of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law: A Human Rights Perspective
  • Idayat Hassan & Benson Chinedu Olugbuo, Boko Haram’s Insurgency in Nigeria: Exploring the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Pathways
  • Akbar Khan, Ten Years of International Criminal Court Practice – Trials, Achievements and Tribulations: Is the ICC Today what Africa Expects or Wants?
  • Manuel J. Ventura & Amelia J. Bleeker, Universal Jurisdiction, African Perceptions of the International Criminal Court and the New AU Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights
  • Kjell Follingstad Anderson, Punishment as Prevention? The International Criminal Court and the Prevention of International Crimes
  • Angela Mudukuti, Complementarity and Africa: Tackling International Crimes at the Domestic Level André Klip, The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • Renifa Madenga, Can there be Justice Without Reparations? Identifying Gaps in Gender Justice
  • Leo C. Nwoye, Transitional Justice and the ICC: Lessons from Rwanda
  • Kamari Maxine Clarke, Looking Forward, Anticipating Challenges: Making Sense of Disjunctures in Meanings of Culpability
  • Kim Thuy Seelinger & Julie Freccero, Building the Base: Local Accountability for Confl ict-Period Sexual Violence
  • Roland Kouassi Amoussouga Géro, Safety and Security of Protected Witnesses and Acquitted and Released Persons: Lessons from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • Anne-Sophie Massa, Bridging the Legal Gap: The International Initiative for Opening Negotiations on a Multilateral Treaty for Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition in the Domestic Prosecution of Atrocity Crimes

London Review of International Law

  • Mark A. Drumbl, Victims who victimise
  • Christine Schwöbel-Patel, Spectacle in international criminal law: the fundraising image of victimhood

The Implementation of International Law in Germany and South Africa

  • Kirsten Schmalenbach, International criminal law in Germany
  • Christopher Gevers, International criminal law in South Africa
Published Oct. 11, 2016 9:30 AM - Last modified Jan. 2, 2017 10:00 AM