International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 19

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 19, 2017.


  • 9 May: ICC Prosecutor mulls inquiry on crimes against migrants in Libya, Reuters
  • 10 May: Civil society group calls for investigation of former judges who overturned Rios Montt Verdict, IJMonitor
  • 11 May: Austrian court jails asylum seeker for war crimes in Syria, The Guardian


  • David Bosco, Will the ICC launch a full investigation in Afghanistan? Lawfare
  • David Bosco, 15 years on, the ICC is still trying to deliver on its promise,Washington Post
  • Franziska Brachthäuser, Waiting for Bemba- The ICC and transformative reparations in cases of sexual violence, IntLawGrrls
  • James Cockayne, Will there be justice for Syria? OUP
  • Mark Kersten, How three words could change the ICC-Africa relationship, JiC
  • Kim Thuy Seelinger, Hissène Habré’s rape acquittal must not be quietly airbrushed from history, The Guardian


  • Tom Ruys, Criminalizing aggression: How the future of the law on the use of force rests in the hands of the ICC, SSRN
  • Laurie Blank, Examining the role of law of war training in international criminal accountability, SSRN
  • Rohan and Zyberi, Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice, CUP
  • Howard Morrison, On the administering of international criminal justice 
  • Geert-Jan Knoops, The pioneering role of the defense counsel in international criminal trials: from Nuremberg to The Hague 
  • Colleen M. Rohan, Ethical standards in the practice of international criminal law 
  • Richard Harvey, Who needs a lawyer anyway? Self-representation and standby counsel in international criminal trials 
  • Gentian Zyberi, Navigating the tension between effective and efficient legal counselling and respecting the formal rules of the tribunals: what compass to use? 
  • Dominic Kennedy & Isabel Düsterhöft, Defense organisations and offices at the international courts and tribunals 
  • Semir Sali & Gentian Zyberi, Functional immunity of the defense counsel and defense staff from prosecution before domestic courts 
  • Masha Fedorova, The principle of equality of arms in international criminal proceedings 
  • Jens Dieckmann & Marie O'Leary, The role of the defense in the pre-trial stage 
  • Michael Karnavas, The role of the defense in the trial stage 
  • John Ackerman & Colleen M. Rohan, The role of the defense in the appellate stage 
  • Martin Petrov & Dejana Radisavljevic, Post-conviction remedies and the residual mechanism
  • Gregor Guy-Smith, Developing a case theory and a defense strategy 
  • Wayne Jordash & Léa Kulinowski, Vaguely drawn maps and dimly lit paths: rules governing admissibility of evidence at the ad hoc tribunals (Part I) 
  • Wayne Jordash & Léa Kulinowski, Vaguely drawn maps and dimly lit paths: rules governing admissibility of evidence at the ad hoc tribunals (Part II) 
  • Annie O'Reilly, Affirmative defenses in international criminal proceedings 
  • Caroline Buisman & David Hooper, Defense investigations and the collection of evidence 
  • Dov Jacobs, A tale of four illusions: the rights of the defense before international criminal tribunals 
Tags: Criminal law
Published May 12, 2017 9:45 AM - Last modified May 12, 2017 9:46 AM