International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 49

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 49, 2016.

Ongwen trial opens at International Criminal Court. Photo: ICC


  • 8 December: Gambia may not join African withdrawals from ICC, IPS news
  • 8 December: Nigerian prosecutors to complement ICC, NAN
  • 7 December: The Gambia’s new rulers vow to prosecute outgoing president,The Guardian
  • 7 December: Iraqi man jailed for war crimes in Sweden after posting pic with ‘ISIS fighter’s decapitated head’, RT
  • 6 December: Ex-child soldier Dominic Ongwen denies war crimes at ICC trial, The Guardian, ICC
  • 5 December: Bosnian Serb commander Mladic central to Srebrenica genocide- prosecutors, Reuters and The Guardian
  • 5 December: Radovan Karadzic appeals his conviction, iLawyer
  • 5 December: Shariatpur razakar Idris gets death penalty for war crimes,Dhaka Tribune
  • 4 December: Chile courts rejects war crimes suit against Israel justices, Jurist
  • 3 December: Bosnian war crimes court indicts six over Srebrenica-era killings, Jurist
  • 2 December: Victims seek to revoke immunity of congressman wanted for war crimes, IJMonitor


  • 8 December: Dieneke de Vos, ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences- some thoughts on narratives, IntLawGrrls
  • 7 December: Diane Marie Amann, ICC Prosecutor’s policy on children, an international criminal justice capstone, IntLawGrrls
  • 7 December: James Rudolph, Living up to its reputation- Complementing justice and achieving accountability in Nigeria, JiC
  • 6 December: Diane Marie Amann, ICC Prosecutor’s opening addresses Ongwen as alleged ‘victim-perpetrator’, IntLawGrrls
  • 6 December: Niko Pavlopoulos, South Africa’s withdrawal: A lesson learned? EJIL Talk
  • 6 December: Carsten Stahn, Regionalisation as a blessing or as a curse? The EU and International Criminal Justice, Opinio Juris
  • 2 December: Mark Kersten, New leadership in the Gambia is good news for the ICC, JiC


  • Mark Drumbl, The Kapo on Film: Tragic perpetrators and imperfect victims, SSRN


Calls for papers

  • International Criminal Justice, Theory, Policy and Practice, SLSA
  • Philosophical foundations of ICL, CILRAP
Published Dec. 9, 2016 10:03 AM - Last modified Dec. 9, 2016 10:14 AM