International Criminal Law Round Up - Week 41

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 41 2016.


  • 13 October: The people take on Monsanto for Crimes against Humanity in International Tribunal, Eco Watch
  • 13 October: Australian commando claims he covered up POW’s execution; Supreme Court judge joins secretive Defence probe, ABC News
  • 12 October: Burundi politicians back international criminal court withdrawal, The Guardian and Reuters
  • 12 October: UK PM May says courts should decide whether war crimes committed in Syria, Reuters
  • 12 October: Russia Putin says Aleppo war crimes accusations are ‘rhetoric’, Reuters
  • 12 October: 38 in dock as dictatorship-era trial gets underway in Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires Herald
  • 11 October: Russia should be investigated for Syrian war crimes, says Boris Johnson, The Guardian
  • 10 October: France to seek ICC options for war crimes investigation in Aleppo, Reuters
  • 10 October: I. Coast former first lady distributed arms, court hears, Yahoo News
  • 8 October: Colombians rejected ‘transitional justice’ for guerrillas. They want criminal justice instead, The Washington Post


  • 13 October: Michael J. Adams and Ryan Goodman, De facto and de jure non-international armed conflicts: Is it time to topple Tadić? Just Security
  • 13 October: Sarah Hutchinson, War crime deliberations in Iraq and Syria must be mindful of violence against women, The Conversation
  • 13 October: Mark Kersten, The great escape? The role of the ICC in the Colombian peace process, Justice in Conflict
  • 13 October: Lesley-Ann Daniels, Peace with justice in Colombia: Why the ICC isn’t the guarantor, Justice in Conflict
  • 13 October: Marina Aksenova, The Al Mahdi judgment and sentence at the ICC: A source of cautious optimism for international criminal justice, EJIL Talk
  • 13 October: South Sudan: Continued fighting must not derail hybrid court to try war crimes, Amnesty International
  • 12 October: Alex Whiting, If Burundi leaves the ICC, can the court still investigate past crimes there? Just Security
  • 11 October: Ryan Goodman, Why French President’s  threat of war crimes prosecutions against Russia, Syria rings hollow- but needn’t, Just Security
  • 7 October: Ryan Goodman, Is the US already in an ‘IAC’ with Syria, Just Security
  • 7 October: Jay Shooster, Can states legally provide targeting assistance to war criminals? Just Security


Maria Varaki, Introducing a Fairness-Based Theory of Prosecutorial Legitimacy before the International Criminal Court, European Journal of International Law

Thomas Simon, Genocide, Torture and Terrorism: Ranking international crimes and justifying humanitarian intervention, Palgrave

Calls for Papers

Post Conflict Justice in Ukraine, ESIL

Published Oct. 14, 2016 10:01 AM