We preview the hot topics to be addressed at the ICC annual meeting.
The latest in our Eco Files series examines the issue of climate change at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea.
We explore how International Humanitarian Law can be applied to the current Israel Hamas conflict.
What are the limitations of international law institutions during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
A rare case of corporate responsibility for war crimes in Sudan, prosecuted in Sweden against Lundin oil executives.
What’s the new international centre for the prosecution of the crime of aggression in Ukraine? Who’s behind it? What role will the US play?
Who are the activists behind the climate cases we are covering? What motivates them?
New paths to accountability for torture victims and families of the disappeared in Syria.
Ecocide is a concept that has been brought into sharp focus with the destruction of the dam in Ukraine. What is it and how might it work at the ICC?
The final Hague trial dealing the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
What is Vanuatu asking at the ICJ about states obligations to prevent climate change? Margaretha Wewerincke-Singh explains.
Universal Jurisdiction cases for atrocity crimes – are they the new norm?
This week the international justice community has been brought together in mourning by the passing of Benjamin Ferencz. Ferencz served as the chief prosecutor for the United States Army during the Einsatzgruppen trial, one of twelve trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity part of the Nuremberg Trials. Later in his career Ferencz became a champion for the establishment […]
Former Kosovo president is on trial in The Hague – Janet and Stephanie outline the case
In the first episode of our Patreon bonus series, the ‘War Criminals Book Club’ with Molly Quell, we read To Catch a Dictator by Reed Brody
An ICC arrest warrant for Russia’s Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine – quick reactions.
How come two Eritrean men are on trial in Italy and the Netherlands connected to human trafficking in Libya? With Gerben Wilbrink for the Dutch prosecution, Giorgia Righi for the Italians, and Nicole Samson for an ICC perspective.
Janet and Stephanie discuss the whys and wherefores of NGO communications to the ICC, with Andreas Schüller
What to expect from the ICJ on Israeli occupation in Palestine, with Mike Becker and Eliav Lieblich
Janet and Stephanie assemble a panoply of lawyers, activists and on-the-ground observers to talk about the Ongwen appeals decision at the ICC
How will Kenya prosecute post electoral crimes against humanity committed in 2017? Kathy Roberts and Maxine Marcus explain
Molly Quell and Douglas Guilfoyle explain the law of the sea and how ITLOS works and the Chagos dispute
The latest on Myanmar Syria and Ukraine accountability.
How to set up a new court – an International Anti-Corruption Court. With Maia Groff and Richard Goldstone.
Accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine with Mykola Gnatovskyy, Kateryna Busol, and Howard Morrison: local prosecution, ICC, a potential new tribunal, and universal jurisdiction.
Torture and other crimes amounting to crimes against humanity are being committed in the North Korean penal system, says the NGO Korea Future which documents the alleged abuses
Emma DiNapoli discusses the start of first Darfur trial at the ICC.
The Hague will be the focus for many people when it comes to accountability. At the International Court of Justice, Ukraine is asking for provisional measures against Russia – to stop the invasion – on the basis that Russia is misusing the genocide convention. Dr Melanie O’Brien of the University of Western Australia, fills us in on how that’s possible […]
Juliette McIntyre from the University of South Australia and Astrid Reisinger Coracini from Salzburg Law School give us the low down on international law issues around the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Myanmar is back in our sights with hearings coming up at the ICJ over genocide, plus cases in Argentina and Rohingya refugees suing Facebook over hate speech.
Janet and Stephanie head to the the corridors of the International Criminal Court’s annual assembly of states parties in The Hague and talk Karim Khan, budget and complimentarity
It’s six months into ICC’s new prosecutor Karim Khan’s tenure. How’s his pragmatic approach going?
We talk to Pax for Peace’s Egbert Wesslink about the Lundin Sudan war crimes case being brought in Sweden
Angela Mudukuti joins to discuss the next big election at the ICC; the deputy prosecutors.
Mariana Casij Peña guides us through the fascinating experiment in transitional justice in Colombia.
Stephanie catches Janet up with the first day of the first ever trial in the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and gives a theatre recommendation
What happens now with those left behind in Afghanistan and with accountability for alleged war crimes? Sarah Kaye, Fiona Nelson and Julie Fraser discuss.
What’s happening in Afghanistan to human rights defenders, and what’s happening at the ICC in their investigation into war crimes? Janet investigates
We discuss the first ever Darfur trial at the ICC, with the confirmation of hearing of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Janet and Stephanie talk to Sarah Kasande about what victim communities in northern Uganda made of Dominic Ongwen’s two hour statement to the ICC ahead of his sentencing
Appeals judgments ar a chance to look at the bigger picture of legal developments at the ICC – Janet and Stephanie discuss Ntaganda sexual and gender-based crimes and modes of liability, and Gbagbo acquittal.
Karine Bonneau of the Global Survivors Fund discusses the realistic prospects for reparations for Yezidi sexual violence survivors in Iraq and beyond, and Ntaganda’s victims in the DRC.
Janet and Stephanie talk to Yasmin Ullah, Laetitia van Assum and Mike Becker about the impact of the Myanmar coup on accountability efforts for crimes against Rohingya
Janet and Stephanie pick through the ICC prosecutor’s announcement that she will open a formal probe into war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories with Chantal Meloni, Sharon Weill and Yael Ronen.
Karim Khan has been elected prosecutor of the ICC. What does the international justice community make of him?
Former Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is found guilty. Horrendous crimes. But his former child soldier status fascinates commentators.
It’s a New Year, full of possibilities and new podcasts. Janet and Stephanie outline some plans and chat to other podcasters.
How is the ICC using its opportunity to keep states under tabs and push them to domestic prosecutions of war crimes? We talk to Patryk Labuda about the prosecutor not going ahead with allegations of UK war crimes in Iraq.
A new official report says that that Australian soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan. All of the victims were either civilians or prisoners of war. Rawan Arraf who heads the Australian Centre for International Justice explains what happens next.
Catch up with what’s happening at the Kosovo tribunal and in a Kenya bribery case at the ICC.
Stephanie and Janet offer a smorgasbord of commentators to talk about all things ICC: the upcoming elections, the expert review and the U.S. sanctions
Fresh developments at both ICC and ICJ on Myanmar, in discussion with Priya Pillai. Plus US sanctions against the ICC prosecutor.
Janet and Stephanie take a break from their break to ask Shannon Raj Singh about the upcoming judgement at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
How can the ICC take on alleged crimes against the Uighur Muslim community when China is not a member and would it be a good idea?
Who will be the next ICC prosecutor? Chair of the selection committee for candidates Sabine Nolke discusses how they made their choice of four people.
An Executive Order by US president Donald Trump threatens sanctions on investigators and more at the International Criminal Court
Janet and Stephanie catch up with Amal Nassar of FIDH to talk about the long wait for ICC Darfur cases after one of the fugitives hands himself in to the court
Sabrina Mahtani has been monitoring worldwide what’s been happening to prisoners. And, despite the obvious dangers they face in confined spaces, she sees the positive developments being driven by this Covid-19 crisis.
Felicien Kabuga, on the run for 25 years and one of the few last alleged masterminds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested, but where will he face trial?
A German court in Koblenz is hearing a landmark crimes against humanity case against two people alleged to be former Syrian intelligence officials. We spoke to Balkees Jarrah and Sara Kayyali from HRW on this huge news of the first time the Syrian state apparatus is on trial.
Most of the world is in some form of restriction of movement because of COVID-19, so here are a variety of podcasts to while away the hours.
Sharon Nakandha, transitional justice expert, explains how communities in northern Uganda see the trial of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen at the ICC. ,
This week it appeared that ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir might be transferred to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity and genocide for his army’s crackdown in Darfur.
Janet and Stephanie talk through the latest developments.
Stephanie catches Janet up on the case of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo who wants the ICC to lift all restrictions on his release
Stephanie and Janet chat with Priya Pillai and Melanie O’Brien about the ICJ’s order of emergency measures against Myanmar in the Rohingya genocide case
Why is targeting cultural heritage a war crime? In the midst of the Iran – US conflict, international lawyer Polina Levina explains.
The Haircuts celebrate this holiday season with self-indulgence and a dose of self-mockery. Plus intern Hannah gives some super recommendations on what to watch and listen to.
This has been extraordinary week at the International Court of Justice where lawyers argued about Gambia’s request for provisional measures against Myanmar under the Genocide Convention to protect the Rohingya muslim minority.
What people don’t get about International Court of Justice – the ICJ – mechanisms – for those following the Myanmar genocide case.
Welcome! During the 18th edition of the Assembly of State Parties in The Hague we created a menu of content for all those international justice junkies with a big appetite, enough to satisfy your cravings for a whole day, at least. Enjoy!
Janet and Stephanie wrap up the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court – the ASP – with help from Emma Bakkum of PILPG, who has been monitoring discussions about a new strategic review.
Janet and Stephanie catch up on the buzz around ecocide and environmental crimes
Stephanie and Janet talk about whether judges will allow the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation in Afghanistan, which could open the way to tackle CIA torture programmes.
There’s plenty to cover at the ICC’s annual meeting. Janet and Stephanie recap the first day.
Janet and Stephanie catch up after Ntaganda sentence at the ICC and the World Court ruling it can look at the Ukraine versus Russia case
Stephanie and Janet talk through the ICC confirmation of charges hearing for the Central African Republic II case
Janet calls Stephanie to see what’s been going on with the Lebanon Tribunal, the Gbagbo case at the ICC and the a case about alleged Israeli war crimes in a Dutch court
We’re back from the break and introducing our new Justice Update format where Janet and Stephanie talk current developments in the courts
We take a short break from other reporting duties to talk about India versus Pakistan at the International Court of Justice and celebrate the first two weeks of having the Asymmetrical Haircuts podcast up and running.