International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 4

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 4, 2017.


  • 26 January: Ntaganda appeals ICC decision to try him over rape over UPC child soldiers, IJM
  • 26 January: ICC calls on supporters to rally if Trump withdraws backing, Reuters
  • 24 January: Kyrgyzstan: Grave failure of justice in Azimjan Askarov’s case, AI
  • 24 January: Vilnius court sentences ex-OMON office to 12 years for war crimes, Baltic Times
  • 22 January: Belgium court orders arrest of former Israel top official for war crimes, Jurist
  • 20 January: Isis destroys tetrapylon monument in Palmyra, The Guardian


  • 26 January: Beth van Schaak and Alex Whiting, Understanding Complicity: When the US makes a ‘substantial contribution’ to war crimes commited by foreign partners, Just Security
  • 23 January: Mark Kersten, Could Yahya Jammeh end up at the ICC? JiC
  • 20 January: Terrence Chapman and Stephen Chaudoin, People like the ICC- as long as it targets other problems in other countries, The Washington Post


Evelyne Schmid, Adverse human agency and disasters: a role for international criminal law?, Breau et al, Research Handbook on Disasters in International Law, EE

The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, EE:

  • Navanethem Pillay, Foreword
  • Anne-Marie de Brouwer & Alette Smeulers, Introduction
  • Helen Hintjens, The Creation of the ICTR
  • Barbora Holá & Alette Smeulers, Rwanda and the ICTR: Facts and Figures
  • Payam Akhavan, Genocide
  • Valerie Oosterveld, Crimes Against Humanity
  • Felix Mukwiza Ndahinda, War Crimes
  • Anne-Marie de Brouwer & Usta Kaitesi, Sexual Violence
  • Kai Ambos & Stefanie Bock, Individual Criminal Responsibility
  • Alex Odora-Obote, Investigations and Case Selection
  • Christophe Paulussen, Arrest and Transfer
  • George William Mugwanya, Trial and Appeal Processes
  • Nancy Amoury Combs, The Evidentiary System
  • Caroline Buisman, The Rights of the Defence
  • Rosette Muzigo-Morrison, The Rights of the Victims
  • Mark A. Drumbl, Sentencing and Penalties
  • Hassan Bubacar Jallow, The ICTR’s Elaboration of the Core International Crimes of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes and Modes of Liability
  • Francois-Xavier Nsanzuwera, Contribution of the ICTR for Rwandans

Court Documents

Al Mahdi case, Joint observations of FIDH and AMDH on the reparations proceedings, ICC

Published Jan. 27, 2017 10:17 AM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2017 10:22 AM