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24 Feb 2014
Africa | Healing | ICC | international criminal law | justice | Peace | prosecution | reconciliation | Human rights | International law | Global | Law
One of the leading disputes surrounding modern International Criminal Law is how best to deal with the crimes of repressive regimes that have been overthrown....
17 Feb 2014
Africa | International Criminal Court | international criminal law | justice | Kenya | Kenyatta | Ruto | International law | International | Law
On the first of July 2002 the Rome Statute that formed the International Criminal Court (ICC) came into force. The ICC was needed to try the most serious war...
3 Jan 2014
In The Death of Punishment, Robert Blecker, New York University law professor and pro-death penalty activist, argues that capital punishment is a moral...
17 Sep 2013
Crime & Policing | criminal law | ICC | international criminal law | International Justice | international law | justice | Policing | International law | Law
The ICC does not have its own police force. Currently, in order for the ICC to be able to bring defendants to trial, it needs to enlist the assistance of...
This House believes individuals who have committed atrocities in the Syrian Civil War should be investigated by the ICC.
4 Sep 2013
international criminal law | international law | justice | Politics | Syria | War | Human rights | International law | Punishment | War/peace | Law
Popular demonstrations started in Syria in March and April 2011 as part of the Arab Spring movement that swept across large areas of the Middle East. This...
13 Jul 2012
crime | Crime & Policing | Fourth estate | Journalism | justice | law | Media | Violence | Media | Culture | Law
Rarely a day goes by that the media does not report an incident of violent crime such as Grievously Bodily Harm, muggings or murder. These are reported via...
23 Feb 2012
justice | Politics | Post conflict | Society | South Africa | Government | International law | Punishment | Law
Truth and reconciliation commissions use the principles of restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution to help post conflict states recover from...
17 Feb 2012
African National Congress | al Qaeda | justice | Middle East | Politics | Religion | Repression | terrorism | War | Political philosophy | Terrorism | Philosophy
In the wake of the shocking events of 11 September 2001, terrorism and the “war on terror” became the number one issue for the US government. But terrorism has...
17 Feb 2012
jus ad bellum | jus in bello | just cause | Just War Theory | justice | laws of war | Politics | Ethics | War/peace | Philosophy
War is always evil, but some thinkers have maintained that under limited circumstances it may be the lesser evil. From Cicero to St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas...