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On October, 18th, 2020, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) paid a visit to Sudan. In the true sense of the word, the visit is historical. Its importance has little to do with the fact that it is the first of a kind.  All is in the timing and object of the visit. To state the obvious, Sudan represents a lot for the ICC. Indeed, if one country encapsulates the crisis the African Union has had - is still having in many ways - with the ICC, it is Sudan. At the same time, if there...

The question of whether US sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) and some of its officials are violating international law turns on whether a state can counteract the fight against impunity for crimes under the ICC Statute. Before answering this question, it is first necessary to review the context and nature of these sanctions (I) before considering whether they violate international law (II).

I.  Background and nature of US sanctions against the ICC​

The American hostility...

La question de savoir si les sanctions américaines dirigées contre la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) et certains de ses fonctionnaires violent le droit international revient à se demander si un État peut contrecarrer la lutte contre l’impunité des crimes prévus par le Statut de la CPI. Avant de  répondre à cette question, il sied d’abord de revenir sur le contexte et la nature de ces sanctions (I) avant de voir si celles-ci violent le droit international (II).

I. Contexte et nature des sanct...


The Judiciary of Rwanda has advertised for the position of International Experienced Researcher to assist in conducting legal research and other related tasks regarding international crimes. The advert can be accessed here.

This post was first published on Justiceinfo.net.

Nigeria is no doubt the African state that sent the strongest message supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the American president announced sanctions against it on June 11. But many say Nigeria is not fulfilling its obligations to the court.

Women gather during a burial ceremony, after two people were killed by Boko Haram fighters in Dalori camp for internally displaced people, near Maiduguri, on July 26, 2019. © Audu Marte / AFP



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This post was first published on the Justice in Conflict blog. The original post can be accessed here.

Military figures march in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Photo: BBC / AP)

On June 17, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice submitted a letter to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) urging her to investigate the former Congolese president, Joseph Kabila, and senior officials from his government for atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This letter...


PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, has advertised for a position of Research Fellow. The research fellow will study international courts and tribunals (ICs) concerning one or more of the research topics addressed by PluriCourts: the multidimensional legitimacy standards which include multilevel separation of authority, independence and accountability, performance and comparative advantages. PluriCourts also aims to identify best practi...


African Yearbook of International law

Volume 24 (2019-2020)

Call for papers

The Editors of the African Yearbook of International Law are making preparation for Volume 24of the Yearbookand would like to invite scholarly contributions in the form of an article, note, commentary (on recent developments in Africa or outside events of particular relevance to Africa), or a short digest of State practice or judicial decisions in African countries.

The structure of Volume 24 will be more or less the...

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