Reparations Before The International Criminal Court: Who Are The Victims of Cultural Heritage Destructions and How Should Their Harm Be Addressed?

Source: Wikimedia Commons Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi (Mr. Al Mahdi) was brought to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for his involvement in the destruction of several historical and religious sites in Timbuktu (Mali) during an armed conflict in 2012. This was the first time in the history of international criminal justice that an individual … Continue reading Reparations Before The International Criminal Court: Who Are The Victims of Cultural Heritage Destructions and How Should Their Harm Be Addressed?

The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

Photo by Sajad Nori Digital reconstructions of crime scenes have been used more frequently in both domestic and international courts as technology becomes more developed and accessible to courtroom actors. Though digital reconstructions can be beneficial, especially in the context of international criminal law, as they allow judges to visit crime scenes that would otherwise … Continue reading The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

The International Criminal Court and the Transformation of Post-War Justice in Northern Uganda

International Criminal Court, The Hague | Source: Flickr Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche, Assistant Lecturer and Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Essex, co-authored an article with Tonny Raymond Kirabira (Researcher, Portsmouth Law School) titled 'The International Criminal Court and the transformation of post-war justice in Northern Uganda'. The article was published in Sentio Journal, Issue 3 … Continue reading The International Criminal Court and the Transformation of Post-War Justice in Northern Uganda

The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law

Photo by Sergio Torres Dr. Eliana Cusato, who is currently appointed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, authored a new book titled The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law. Her book was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2021. The … Continue reading The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law

The animal legal turn: could animals qualify as victims before the International Criminal Court?

The Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park, London (sculptor: David Backhouse) Dr. Marina Lostal, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a new article titled ‘De-objectifying Animals: Could they Qualify as Victims before the International Criminal Court?’ in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. The article notes that the legal framework … Continue reading The animal legal turn: could animals qualify as victims before the International Criminal Court?

The Ntaganda Reparations Order: a marked step towards a victim-centred reparations legal framework at the ICC

International Criminal Court building in The Hague | Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Marina Lostal, University of Essex, School of Law NB: The author has been involved in the work of reparations at the ICC, first as a Court-appointed expert in the Al Mahdi case in 2017 and, between 2018 and 2020, as a reparations expert at … Continue reading The Ntaganda Reparations Order: a marked step towards a victim-centred reparations legal framework at the ICC

The Forever War and the Laws of War

Photo by israel palacio Dr. Nathan Derejko, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The looming threat of a ‘forever war’, characterised by the so-called ‘Global Battlefield’ and the perpetual applicability of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), has thrust the question of when and how Non-international Armed Conflicts (NIAC) end to the forefront of international concern and … Continue reading The Forever War and the Laws of War

Achieving Justice for Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations in Sudan

Dr. Thoko Kaime, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Lena Scheibinger Omar al-Bashir Significant step in the al-Bashir indictment In February 2020, the Sudanese government indicated its intention to hand over Omar al-Bashir, the country’s former strongman to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to face charges of war crimes and crimes … Continue reading Achieving Justice for Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations in Sudan