International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 1

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 1, 2017.


  • 5 January: Militant who denounces IS faces murder, war crimes charges in Germany, Washington Post
  • 5 January: UN warns of war crimes over disruption to water supply north of Damascus, The Guardian
  • 5 January: Uganda opposition members ask ICC to investigate killings, NYT
  • 5 January: Kosovo former PM arrested in France on Serbian warrant, The Guardian
  • 4 January: Hague tribunal prepares for shutdown in 2017, Balkan Insight
  • 4 January: SL’s panel recommends foreign judges in judicial mechanisms, Business Standard
  • 3 January: Jan Rwanda: Renewed call for UK to extradite 5 genocidaires, AllAfrica
  • 29 December: Rising nationalism leaves ICC at risk, The Guardian
  • 29 December: Swedes charge Syrian asylum seeker with war crime, NYT


  • 5 January: Yvonne McDermott, ICC extends war crimes of rape and sexual slavery to victims from same armed forces, IntLawGrrls
  • 5 January: Ranj Alaaldin, The Isis campaign against Iraq’s Shia Muslims is not politics. It’s genocide, The Guardian
  • 3 January: Conversation with Dapo Akande: The absence of a tribunal in Syria is a blow to international law, TRT world
  • 3 January: Mark Kersten, Looking back to 2016 and forward to 2017 in the world of international criminal justice, JiC
  • 30 December: Mark Kersten, United we stand, divided we fall- The UN GA’s chance to bring justice to Syria, JiC


  • ICC, Decision on defence request for leave to appeal the decision on Mr. Ongwen’s understanding on the nature of the charges, 3 January
  • ICC, Second decision on the defence’s challenge to the jurisdiction of the Court in respect of counts 6 and 9
Published Jan. 6, 2017 10:18 AM - Last modified June 27, 2017 8:10 AM