International Law Weekend 2018 – The Rome Statute at 20: Dedicated to the Memory of M. Cherif Bassiouni, the “Father” of International Criminal Law and the ICC

International Law Weekend 2018 – The Rome Statute at 20: Dedicated to the Memory of M. Cherif Bassiouni, the “Father” of International Criminal Law and the ICC

By Lola Awobokun I had the pleasure of attending International Law Weekend (ILW) 2018 in New York, October 18-20, as a student ambassador of the Harris Institute. During ILW, I was privileged to attend a panel dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of...
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...
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...
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...