We discuss how to prove and prosecute alleged war crimes committed during military campaigns in a court of law.
Dalila Seoane and Ignacio Jovtis tell us about the evidence they found of crimes against humanity in Venezuela and how it was possible to prosecute it in Argentina under the principle of universal jurisdiction
We speak with Immi Tallgren about her book ‘Portraits of Women in International Law’.
With Ana Srovin Coralli and Vony Rambolamanana we discuss how a Belarusian man who confessed and was tried for enforced disappearances was then acquitted in Switzerland.
Are Russian hacking attacks on Ukraine infrastructure war crimes and could they be charged at the ICC? Lindsay Freeman talks us through the issues.
Dr. Melanie O’Brien discusses Armenia’s judicial moves to stop alleged genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Marta Valinas and Joanna Frivet on documenting crimes against humanity in Venezuela and analyse how the ICC is moving forward
A new treaty – MLA – has been agreed to get states to investigate and try alleged war criminals
The potential visit by Russian president Putin to South Africa is reviving the debates about ICC member states arrest obligations, and ambivalent attitudes across Africa to the invasion of Ukraine.
What next for Felicien Kabuga, unfit to stand trial for the Rwandan genocide, but possibly facing an alternative procedure never before heard of in international criminal tribunals.
Janet and Stephanie talk about the methods used by the Russian government for the transfer of Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation and what legal classifications could apply with international law scholar Yulia Ioffe and war crimes investigator Nathaniel Raymond
Rebecca Hamilton and Tajedin Abdalla Adam come on the podcast to explain what is going on in Sudan and Darfur and how the International Criminal Court might come into play
Brittan Heller, Shirin Anlen, Sarah Zarmsky discuss opportunities and challenges of digital reconstructions in international courts
Kate Gibson and Barbora Hola explain why eight men acquitted by the ICTR are stuck in Niger and why international justice is failing them
Liechtenstein Ambassador at the UN Christian Wenaweser talk about the prosecution of the crime of aggression against Ukraine
Beth van Schaack on renewed US support to the ICC, crime of aggression in Ukraine and possible accountability in Liberia, Ethiopia, El Salvador
Conflict related sexual violence and gendered crimes – the basics – discussed by Professors Valerie Oosterveld and Kim-Thuy Seelinger
25 years after the Pinochet trial, listen back to Reed Brody on how he got into ‘Catching Dictators’ and -with victims – got justice for Chadian Hissène Habré
Ukrainian judges talk about how the national judiciary is coping with trying war crimes while at war
Judge Alphons Orie on international humanitarian law as it meets international criminal tribunals
Lauren Gould and Machiko Kanetake discuss the consequences of the Dutch airstrike on Hawija Iraq.
Self-professed ICJ procedure wonk Juliette McIntyre of the University of South Australia on the slew of interventions in the Ukraine Russia genocide case at the ICJ
Anya Neistat and Eva Buzo discuss dangers of over-documentation and best practices in contexts like Rohingya refugee camp Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and Ukraine.
Will accountability for the targeting and killing of journalists ever be possible? We discuss with Almudena Bernabeu.
UNMICT Prosecutor Serge Brammertz explains how they track fugitives alleged to be behind the Rwanda genocide.
Olivia Swaak Goldman talk about organised wildlife crime and how to prosecute it.
Philippe Sands on what the Chagos legal battle tells us about race and international law.
Megan Hirst tells Janet and Stephanie why she resiged from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), how victims’ representation should work and some pros and cons of hybrid tribunals.
Why do states sign up to the ICC and why not? 20 years down the line, Coalition for the International Criminal Court members talk us through Ukraine Philippines and more.
Journalist Sally Hayden and Libya human rights defender Marwa Mohamed talk refugee detention centres and crimes against humanity in Libya.
Ukrainian journalist Oksana Kovalenko explains how her work has changed during war, against the reality of air raids and petrol shortages.
Journalist Danny Kemp recalls finding the dead bodies in Bucha, and discusses the role journalists are playing in reporting war crimes in Ukraine.
Klaus Rackwitz, a self-confessed start-up junkie, looks back at the beginning of the ICC and the Nuremberg legacy in relation to Ukraine.
How did Guatemalan indigenous women achieve success in a rape case against former paramilitaries with Marlies Stappers and Brisna Caxaj
An interstate case at the ECHR between Ukraine and the Netherlands versus Russia, with Molly Quell and Isabelle Risini.
Janet and Stephanie sit down with Dr Tara van Ho to get a crash course in Investor State Dispute Settlements and the controversy around them
We discuss the myths and realities of Nuremberg with Diane Marie Amann and Francine Hirsch
Dapo Akande and Phoebe Okowa explain all things International Law Commission
Jessica Dorsey and Aditi Gupta discuss the lack of transparent rules and secrecy of states in deploying armed drones.
How to make sure that local prosecutors are equipped to tackle atrocity crimes? Maxine Marcus, Kathy Roberts and Drita Hajdari explain.
A trial in Sweden for crimes committed in Iran shows the potential of universal jurisdiction in ensuring justice is served.
How is Canada facing up evidence of cultural genocide with the discovery of mass graves at former residential schools for indigenous children?
The people behind the new podcast – Lethal Autonomous Weapons: 10 things we want to know (you can tell they are researchers) – came over to us at Asymmetrical Haircuts to tell us all about it
What the verdict on former Serbian Secret Service officials Stanišić and Simatović can tell us about the future of prosecution of war crimes in Serbia.
What’s the ICC’s state of health as the new prosecutor takes over? Diane Orentlicher and Dire Tladi discuss the big problems facing the court.
Incoming ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan talks about justice for Iraqi minorities after his three-year long position as Head of UNITAD.
Janet and Stephanie discuss Lebanon’s issues with ensuring accountability with Olga Kavran (ex-STL) and Aya Majzoub from Human Rights Watch
As IJMonitor stops watching the ICC, we ask Taegin Reisman and Jennifer Easterday why should we monitor atrocity crimes trials?
How does evidence from social media lead to a war crimes conviction in Europe? Yvonne McDermott Rees and Karolina Aksamitowska tell us what’s been changing.
Janet and Stephanie talk through quotes of the interview Stephanie had with outgoing ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
Away from war crimes Janet and Stephanie look at advocacy for justice, truth and reparations in Ireland where thousands of unmarried women were forced into mother and baby homes run by the church or the state.
The Srebrenica massacre is the subject of a highly acclaimed movie Quo vadis, Aida?. We discuss with Alma Mustafić and Emir Suljagić, who were both there, how such a film helps define the image we have of a mass atrocity.
Melanie O’Brien and Ewelina Ochab talk through the evidence of Uighur genocide in the western region of Xinjiang, denied by China. And states’ responses and responsibilities.
War crimes committed in the Liberian civil war is now being litigated via universal jurisdiction trials. Journalist Massa Washington and Emmanuelle Marchand from Civitas Maxima discuss universal jurisdiction cases in Switzerland and Finland.
How should we investigate mass graves? Kathryne Bomberger from the ICMP and the UN’s Agnes Callamard join us with a zoom audience to discuss the challenges facing states and victims’ families.
Reparations expert Lorraine Smith van Lin shares expert views with us from a fascinating discussion into what needs to change at the ICC for victims.
What happened at the ICC annual meeting? Milena Sterio and Maria Elena Vignoli analyse the covid-affected annual jamboree.
What barriers do victims of international crimes still face in getting access to justice in Europe? Srah Finnan from FIDH and Patrick Kroker from ECCHR fill us in on the obstacles.
It’s the biggest job in international justice: prosecutor of the ICC. Who will the next one be? Janet and Stephanie talk to the candidate Fergal Gaynor
It’s the biggest job in international justice: prosecutor of the ICC. Who will the next one be? Janet and Stephanie talk to candidate Richard Roy.
Are trials in absentia fair? What’s it like to represent a client who you can’t talk to? Like at the Lebanon tribunal. We discuss with Natalie von Wistinghausen and Ilarai Zavoli.
How gender crimes feature at the trial of a Malian jihadist at the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Janet and Stephanie call Kosovo journalist Una Hajdari to see what the view from Pristina is on a busy few weeks with the first Kosovo court arrests
Can one person make such a big impact on the world? Sir Nigel Rodley was an activist lawyer. We talk about a documentary inspiring audiences on human rights.
Private investigators collected evidence of atrocity crimes in places like Syria. Nerma Jelacic of CIJA explains what’s happening to that evidence now.
On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide Janet and Stephanie sit down with Iva Vukusic, Jennifer Trahan and Hikmet Karcic to talk the legacy of the Yugoslavia tribunal and revisionism in Bosnia
Janet and Stephanie talk through the upcoming election for a new ICC prosecutor with three fabulous women commentators Diane Marie Amman, Danya Chaikel, Priya Pillai.
Dutch human rights lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld discusses how she manages to get the state to pay compensation to victims of war crimes.
A couple of countries have said they are going to withdraw from a part of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. What is it and Why does it matter? ? Misha Plagis and Alice Banens fill us in.
Janet and Stephanie sit down with Kjell Anderson to talk about perpetrators and genocide and the myths that surround both
Starving people to win a war is a crime. But what kind of evidence is needed to prosecute it? Barrister Catriona Murdoch explains.
Our first live podcast with Alix Vuillemin and Dieneke de Vos on sexual harassment in international institutions #IWD2020.
It’s alive! We finally got around to talking all things Kosovo court with Maj Grasten from Copenhagen Business School
Is it possible to get accountability for alleged war crimes in Yemen? Could European arms exporters be held responsible for the damage their bombs have done?
Katherine Gallagher has been arguing that the ICC should investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Her clients passed through Afghanistan and are currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The ICC investigation could target U.S. military personnel, as well as Afghan government forces and the Taliban.
Lisa Clifford uses the story of DRC convicted war criminal Germain Katanga to explore punishment at the ICC and forgiveness from victims.
Myanmar activists explain why they do their work and what it’s like behind the scenes explaining The Hague to victim communities.
How can you prosecute military and civilian leaders for atrocity crimes? Leeds University professor Elies van Sliedregt helps unravel ‘modes of liability’ for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity at international criminal tribunals
To prepare for the the International Criminal Court’s assembly of state parties (ASP) Janet and Stephanie sit down with NGO representatives Liz Evenson, Amal Nasser and Alix Vuillemin Grendel to hear about the big issues at the ICC’s annual get-together
Janet and Stephanie explore the U.K.’s investigation into alleged war crimes committed in Iraq by British forces and the ICC probe into the same crimes with Carla Ferstman and hear from the UK’s director of service prosecutions Andrew Cayley
On the day of Gambia’s historic filing with the ICJ to ask Myanmar to ‘stop the genocide of the Rohingya’ Janet and Stephanie talk to Akila Radhakrishnan of the Global Justice Center
We’re taking a closer look at the kind of highly-charged cases the International Court of Justice has been getting more and more of.
We try to get the low down on who could be the next ICC prosecutor from the very diplomatic Sabine Nolke, chair of the committee looking for a new ICC prosecutor
Janet and Stephanie talk fair trial rights with the three top female defence counsel at the ICC: Melinda Taylor, Mylène Dimitri and Marie-Hélène Proulx
Janet goes AWOL and interviews another woman with an asymmetrical haircut. Kenyan journalist JJ Wangui who lets victims of sexual violence tell their stories
One of our favourite journalist-friendly academics, Kevin Jon Heller, joins us to discuss both ICC jurisdiction and blockbuster legal dramas.
For our delve into paramilitaries and the former Yugoslavia, Iva and her research assistant Joy, took us on a walk in a cemetery in The Hague.
Marieke de Hoon talks us through all the different legal avenues for getting justice for the victims of flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
We sit down with criminologist Barbora Hola to talk about perpetrators and life after sentencing at international courts
There has been a lot of talk about judges at the ICC this year. We sit down to talk you through the different controversies and have insights from a former ICC judge.
We speak with Lorainne Smith van Lin of Redress about reparations for victims at the ICC and why the process is taking so long
We discuss the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with journalist Celeste Hicks
Welcome to our podcast, in this introduction we explain who we are, what we want with the podcast and how we got our name