News Update on International Criminal Tribunals

The International Criminal Law group at PluriCourts regularly provides updates on news related to international criminal tribunals which will be presented here. Here is the first update.


  • The Prosecutor of the International Crimimal Court (ICC) requested judges for authorisation to open an investigation into the Situation in Georgia.

Blog posts discussing the request can be found at: Pluricourts,  Opinio Juris (here and here) and Lawfare.

  • The African National Congress (ANC) plans to withdraw South Africa from the ICC.

     See news reports at: The Guardian (news report and analysis) and the BBC.

  • The Spanish mission to the UN will call a meeting among UN member states to discuss creating a special international criminal court on terrorism, see news report.

Recent ICL books and articles:

Louise Chappell, The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy (Oxford University Press, 2015) 

Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassòli, The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Robert Cryer, Immunities and International Criminal Tribunals in Alexander Orakhelashvili, Research Handbook on Jurisdiction and Immunities in International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015)

Kevin Grimmeiß, International Criminal Tribunals and the Right to a Lawful Judge, German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 57, 2014)

Anja Kießling, The Uncertain Fate of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The Problematic Merger with the African Court of Justice and Establishment of an International Criminal Law Section, German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 57, 2014)


Tags: Criminal Law
Published Nov. 12, 2015 1:48 PM - Last modified Sep. 9, 2016 9:01 AM