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The ICC and immunities, Round 326: ICC finds that South Africa had an obligation to arrest Bashir but no referral to the UNSC

Today, the International Criminal Court issued a decision on whether South Africa was under an obligation to arrest the President of Sudan when he visited South Africa in 2015 in execution of two ICC arrest warrants. I have blogged extensively … Continue reading

Some thoughts on a better use for the ICC budget

Every year, when ASP season at the ICC comes around, it is accompanied by the usual discussions about the budget of the Court. This year’s ASP was a little different with the question of African withdrawals taking the spotlight, but … Continue reading

International Justice Tribune Podcast on ICC withdrawals and Africa Bias

For those who are interested, I recently did an interview for a new International Justice Tribune podcast series on recent developments at the ICC, including the reason why some States are leaving the Court and whether the ICC is biased … Continue reading

Some additional thoughts on African withdrawals from the ICC

It has been a few days since Burundi and South Africa announced that they were withdrawing from the ICC. I commented on the issue when first hearing the news. Since then, Gambia has joined these two States (and some predict … Continue reading

South Africa (and Burundi) to withdraw from the ICC?

Last week, the Burundi Parliament votedĀ a withdrawal of their country from the ICC. a few days ago, the President of Burundi apparently signed a decree to take this decision a little closer to being a reality. Yesterday, it appears that … Continue reading