After Undermining International Criminal Court, US Now Wants It to Charge Russians

After Undermining International Criminal Court, US Now Wants It to Charge Russians

Although the United States has tried mightily to undermine the International Criminal Court (ICC) since it became operational in 2002, the U.S. government is now pushing for the ICC to prosecute Russian leaders for war crimes in Ukraine. Apparently, Washington thinks the ICC is reliable enough to try Russians but not to bring U.S. or…

Chile’s Sebastian Piñera Denounced at the ICC

Chile’s Sebastian Piñera Denounced at the ICC

The 2019 protests have ignited change in Chile, which the people are determined to bring to fruition, Ramona Wadi writes. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera would not have imagined, upon his electoral victory in 2017, that he would have mangled his political career beyond redemption. The 2017 Chilean presidential elections were characterised by a low turnout…

Let the Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Let the Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

In a 2-1 decision, the court found that “Palestine qualifies as ‘the State on the territory of which the conduct in question occurred’ for the purposes” of the Rome Statute.  This was so because Palestine had been accorded the status of a non-Member observer State in the United Nations, and in doing so, “would be…

The ICC’s Indefensible Decision on Alleged UK War Crimes in Iraq

The ICC’s Indefensible Decision on Alleged UK War Crimes in Iraq

Support for the rule of international law, and for the institutions which uphold it, is one of the principles of my writings. I have therefore always been extremely keen to defend and support the International Criminal Court, despite widespread criticism that it is simply a tool for use against leaders in the developing world and…