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Pre-trial detention is not advance punishment and the deprivation of liberty should only occur if necessary in the interests of justice. Striving to achieve this objective, Article 58 of the Rome Statute dictates that an arrest warrant shall be issued if there are reasonable grounds to believe...
On 27 June 2014 the African Union (au) Assembly adopted a protocol entitled ‘Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights’. This Protocol contains an annex entitled ‘Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights’....
International law prohibits the recruitment and use of children under the age of fifteen to participate actively in hostilities. Such child soldiers constitute military targets under international humanitarian law (ihl), and the prevailing view is that they may be targeted in the same way as...
In March 2013, at the age of 89, Efraín Ríos Montt became the first former head of state to ever be convicted of genocide by a national tribunal. After prior failed attempts to try him for this crime, his conviction to 80 years in prison was hailed as a victory both in Guatemala and abroad. Just...
This article examines the provisions for international cooperation in the un Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (untoc) and their effectiveness in achieving the untoc’s goal of promoting effective cooperation in the prevention and combating of transnational organised crime. It is a...
Procedural justice advocates argue that fair procedures in decision making processes can increase participant satisfaction with legal institutions. Little critical work has been done however to explore the power of such claims in the context of mass violence and international criminal justice....
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