Politics, Procedure, and Law: Three Continuing Challenges for the ICC in its Third Decade

Politics, Procedure, and Law: Three Continuing Challenges for the ICC in its Third Decade

By: Leila Nadya Sadat This piece was originally posted on The International Criminal Court Forum, a project run by the UCLA School of Law’s Human Rights Project, as part of a series celebrating the ICC’s 20th anniversary. It is re-posted here in honor of International...
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...
International Justice Day and Recent Developments

International Justice Day and Recent Developments

By: Kristin Smith The ICC turned 15 years old on July 17, 2017 (a date which celebrates the July 17, 1998 adoption of the Rome Statute). The day has come to be known as “International Justice Day” or the “Day of International Criminal Justice,” and aims to raise...