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International Criminal Court at The Hague
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Fiddling While Rome Burns?  The Appeals Chamber’s Curious Decision in Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

Fiddling While Rome Burns? The Appeals Chamber’s Curious Decision in Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

By Leila Nadya Sadat (originally posted on EJIL: Talk!) On March 21, 2016, after a 4-1/2 year-long trial that heard the testimony of 77 witnesses, the introduction of 773 items of evidence, and gave rise to a transcript that was thousands of pages long, a unanimous...

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Upcoming Publication of Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force

Upcoming Publication of Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force

By: Fizza Batool The Harris Institute is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force, edited by Professor Leila Nadya Sadat (Cambridge University Press, May 2018).  The book evaluates historic and modern-day...

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“Mind the Gap”- ICC ASP Side Event on Progress in Drafting a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity

“Mind the Gap”- ICC ASP Side Event on Progress in Drafting a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity

By: Leila Nadya Sadat and Fizza Batool On December 11, 2017, the Harris Institute hosted a well-attended Side Event entitled “Progress in Drafting a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity” at the Sixteenth Session of the Assembly of...

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Sixth Committee Considers ILC Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity Convention on First Reading

Sixth Committee Considers ILC Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity Convention on First Reading

By: Fizza Batool A new global convention on preventing and punishing crimes against humanity is gaining increasing momentum in the international community. A few weeks ago, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 72nd session during which the Legal...

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A New U.N. Approach Regarding the Accountability for International Crimes in Syria (ILW-NY)

A New U.N. Approach Regarding the Accountability for International Crimes in Syria (ILW-NY)

By: Marianne Guéry I had the incredible opportunity to attend the 2017 International Law Weekend organized in New York by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association. In light of the theme “International Law...

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