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Guest Post: A Matter of Distinction Part II: participation of children in hostilities following the Lubanga Appeal Judgment

[I’m delighted to welcome Catherine Harwood again with her thoughts on the recent Lubanga Judgment’s take on active participation in hostilities] Introduction On 1 December 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court dismissed Mr Lubanga‚Äôs appeals against conviction … Continue reading

Post Conflict Justice and the ICC: some thoughts on false expectations and the illusion of staying together “for the kids”

At the end of last week, I attended a very interesting conference organised by the Grotius Centre of Leiden University on the “Impact and Effectiveness of the International Criminal Court”, the final conference of a several year project on post … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Charges Dropped by the ICC Prosecutor in the Kenyatta Case

Earlier this week, the Trial Chamber in the Kenyatta case at that ICC told the Prosecutor to either bring new evidence or drop the charges. I predicted without to much doubt that the charges would indeed be dropped. Just this … Continue reading

An ICC Trial Chamber brings the Kenyatta case closer to an end

[Cross-posted on Invisible College] Today, a Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued two decisions in the case against President Kenyatta of Kenya. Together, these decisions bring the case yet closer to a close, even before the trial … Continue reading

The Lubanga Appeals Judgment: another nail in the coffin of the Confirmation of Charges Procedure?

On the 1 December 2014, The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its Judgments on the Lubanga Trial Judgment and Sentencing Judgment. These judgments bring to a final close the first trial of the Court, nearly 9 … Continue reading