International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 18

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 18, 2017.


  • 4 May: Yazidi genocide evidence mounting against IS: legal experts, Reuters
  • 3 May: Victims of Chad’s former ruler inspire Gambians seeking Jammeh justice, Reuters
  • 3 May: Frustration as Burkina Faso trial to start without ex-president, Reuters
  • 1 May: Defence ‘gag’? Khmer Rouge tribunal cuts scope of final arguments, Pheom Penh Post
  • 1 May: New Syrian war crimes panel to launch soon: UN, News 18
  • 1 May: Ntaganda to file ‘no case to answer’ motion at ICC, IJMonitor
  • 1 May: Uncatchable: the fruitless quest for Kony: in pictures, The Guardian
  • 30 April: Austrian suspected of war crimes in Ukraine detained in Poland, Reuters
  • 27 April: Court upholds life sentence for former Chad ruler Habre, Reuters



  • Marina Aksenova, Achieving justice through restorative means in Colombia: New developments in implementing the peace deal, EJIL Talk
  • Kristine Beckerie, US officials risk complicity in war crimes in Yemen, Just Security
  • Mark Kersten, Five things to know about the ICC’s latest target in Libya, JiC
  • Patryk Labuda, Taking complementarity seriously: Why is the ICC not investigating government crimes in Congo? Opinio Juris
  • Taegin Reisman, Human rights trials in Guatemala ‘Two steps forward, one step back’, IJMonitor



Megan Fairlie, The Abiding problem of Witness Statements in International Criminal Trials, SSRN

Omkar Sidhu, The concept of equality of arms in criminal proceedings under Article 6 of the ECHR, Intersentia

Leiden Journal of International Law:

  • Marina Aksenova, Symbolism as a Constraint on International Criminal Law 
  • Mikkel Jarle Christensen, Crafting and Promoting International Crimes: A Controversy among Professionals of Core-Crimes and Anti-Corruption 
  • Shannon Fyfe, Tracking Hate Speech Acts as Incitement to Genocide in International Criminal Law
Published May 5, 2017 12:28 PM - Last modified May 5, 2017 12:28 PM