International Criminal Law Round Up - Week 42

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 42 2016.


  • 21 October: Breaking: South Africa begins process to exit ICC, The Guardian
  • 20 October: Statement of the ICC Prosecutor on her Office’s mission to the DRC from 16 to 20 October, ICC
  • 19 October: After Burundi, which other African states could abandon the ICC? Newsweek
  • 19 October: Bemba and four associated convicted for witness tampering, ICC, The Guardian, IJMonitor and iLawyer
  • 19 October: Is there a linkage between gender-based atrocity crimes and sexual assault? IntLawGrrls
  • 19 October: Croatia prosecutor charges ex-Yugoslav military officers with war crimes, Jurist
  • 19 October: Gabon refers itself to the ICC as others threaten to withdraw, Justice in Conflict
  • 18 October: Burundi’s president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC, Africa News     
  •  18 October: International court can’t go after Duterte, News Asia
  • 18 October: Iraqis fleeing IS-held areas face torture, disappearance and death in revenge attacks, Amnesty International
  • 17 October: Australia has turned Nauru into an open-air prison, Amnesty International
  • 14 October: Threat to kill criminals ‘perfect’: Duerte, Gulf Times
  • 14 October: Philippines drug crackdown prompts warning from ICC, The Guardian


  • 20 October: Ryan Goodman, If US and UK have joined the fighting in Yemen, what’s their duty to investigate alleged Saudi war crimes? Just Security
  • 20 October: Julien Maton, Immunities and international crimes- The Al-Bashir conundrum, iLawyer
  • 20 October: Dieneke de Vos, Another first at the ICC: convictions for offences against the administration of justice, IntLawGrrls
  • 19 October: Joanna Nicholson, The airstrike killing members of the Syrian armed forces was not an international crime, EJIL Talk
  • 18 October: Ryan Goodman, International armed conflict in Syria and the (lack of) official immunity for war crimes, Just Security
  • 18 October: Dapo Akande, When does the use of force against a non-state armed group trigger and IAC and why does this matter? EJIL Talk
  • 17 October: Mark Kersten, Calls to prosecute war crimes in Syria are growing. Is international justice possible? Justice in Conflict
  • 16 October: Mark Kersten, Burundi’s awkward- and mostly pointless- farewell to the ICC, Justice in Conflict
  • 15 October: Mark Drumbl, Peace and Justice in Colombia-I fought the law and the law won, Justice in Conflict
  • 14 October: Bruce Fein, US ‘Animal farm’ war crimes in Syria, The Washington Times
  • 14 October: The Guardian view on international law: we need enforcement and example, The Guardian
  • 14 October: Alexandra R. Harrington, Guilt and punishment for cultural crimes, IntLawGrrls
  • 13 October: Giles Fraser, Immigration fears make the EU prepared to do business with murderers, The Guardian          


Journal of International Criminal Justice


  • Jessie Ingle, Aiding and Abetting by Omission before the International Criminal Tribunals
  • Andrea Carcano, Of Fragmentation and Precedents in International Criminal Law: Possible Lessons from Recent Jurisprudence on Aiding and Abetting Liability
  • Isabelle Xavier, The Incongruity of the Rome Statute Insanity Defence and International Crime

Symposium: Srebrenica 1995-2015: The Search for Justice

  • Luisa Vierucci, Foreword
  • Otto Spijkers, Questions of Legal Responsibility for Srebrenica before the Dutch Courts
  • Valentina Spiga, The Response to Srebrenica from States Not Directly Involved in the Atrocities
  • Michelle Jarvis & Alan Tieger, Applying the Genocide Convention at the ICTY: The Influence of Paradigms Past
  • Pierre-Marie Dupuy, A Crime without Punishment
  • Maria Irene Papa, The Mothers of Srebrenica Case before the European Court of Human Rights: United Nations Immunity versus Right of Access to a Court
  • Luisa Vierucci & Micaela Frulli, Antonio Cassese and Srebrenica

Symposium: Third World Approaches to International Criminal Law

  • Asad Kiyani, John Reynolds & Sujith Xavier, Foreword
  • Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, Scholarship as Dialogue? TWAIL and the Politics of Methodology
  • Asad Kiyani, Group-Based Differentiation and Local Repression: The Custom and Curse of Selectivity
  • John Reynolds & Sujith Xavier, ‘The Dark Corners of the World’: TWAIL and International Criminal Justice
  • Vasuki Nesiah, Local Ownership of Global Governance

Cases before International Courts and Tribunals

  • Marco Longobardo, Everything Is Relative, Even Gravity: Remarks on the Assessment of Gravity in ICC Preliminary Examinations, and the Mavi Marmara Affair

Call for papers

The ICC’s policies and strategies, Journal of International Criminal Justice

Published Oct. 21, 2016 10:30 AM - Last modified Apr. 3, 2018 8:59 AM