International Criminal Law Round Up - Week 46

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 46 2016.


  • 17 November: Tunisians to see ‘historic’ first public testimony from truth commission, Reuters
  • 17 November: Philippines’ Duterte says may follow Russia’s withdrawal from ‘useless’ ICC, Reuters
  • 17 November: Sudan lauds Russia’s snub of ICC, which seeks its President, New York Times
  • 17 November: Central African Republic: Rights groups urge global community to support Special Criminal Court, International Business Times
  • 17 November: Judges decline to stay proceedings in Ntaganda trial, IJMonitor
  • 16 November: Russia withdraws signature from ICC Statute, The Guardian and see Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry
  • 16 November: Serbia to punish genocide denial, says minister, Balkan Insight
  • 16 November: US-backed air campaign accused of war crimes in Yemen, New York Times
  • 15 November: US army and CIA may be guilty of war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC, The Guardian
  • 15 November: US says war crimes probe of US forces in Afghanistan unwarranted, Reuters
  • 15 November: Both sides accused of abuses in battle for Mosul, Reuters
  • 14 November: Ntaganda lawyers seek stay of proceedings as witness tampering case looms, IJMonitor
  • 13 November: Iraqi Kurds’ destruction of Arab villages could be a war crime: HRW, New York Times
  • 12 November: Netherlands extradites 2 genocide suspects to Rwanda, NYT
  • 11 November  Bosnia investigates former Croatian officers for war crimes, Balkan Insights
  • 11 November: Risk of ‘outright ethnic war’ and genocide in South Sudan, UN envoy warns, UN News Centre
  • 11 November: Crimes against humanity trial adjourned again against Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, IBTimes
  • 10 November: Investigate reports Iraqi forces tortured and killed villagers near Mosul in ‘cold blood’, Amnesty International


  • 17 November: Mark Kersten, Whatever happened, the ICC’s investigation into US torture in Afghanistan is a win for the court, Justice in Conflict
  • 16 November: Kirsten Stefanik, Regret and Support, Speeches on the Court, IntLawGrrls
  • 16 November: Valerie Oosterveld, Symposium: ICC Assembly of States Parties, IntLawGrrls
  • 16 November: Solomon Dersso, Africa’s challenge to the ICC, Aljazeera
  • 15 November: Fred Oluoch, African countries in failed attempts to try ‘serious’ crimes, AllAfrica
  • 15 November: Miles Jackson, Aiding and Assisting: The relationship with ICL? Just Security
  • 15 November: ICC: States must strengthen, not abandon, only route to justice for millions of victims, Amnesty International
  • 15 November: Jennifer Schense, Two steps forward, one step back, IntLawGrrls and see here


ICC, Report on Preliminary Examination Activities, 2016

David Scheffer, Criminal Justice in Cogan et al, The Oxford Book of International Organisations, OUP

Mosche Hirsch, The role of international tribunals in the construction of collective memories, ssrn

Call for Papers

CILRAP, Philosophical foundations of ICL: Its intellectual roots, related limits and potential


Published Nov. 18, 2016 11:19 AM - Last modified June 27, 2017 8:18 AM