This blog focuses on the role that the international criminal tribunals – and in particular the Special Tribunal for Lebanon – have played in the definition of terrorism and in the establishment of terrorism as an international crime.
There are disparities in the post-conviction stages of international war criminals. This is a surprisingly understudied issue but can jeopardize the preservation of the Rule of Law and justice itself.
After accession to Russia Crimea is going through a transitory period necessary to put in place Russian legal systems, especially in the criminal justice realm. A legislative proposal is now being drafted which outlines the gist of the transitory scheme.
A Commission recently found that human rights violations have been committed in North Korea. Its report offers the recommendation that those individually responsible for international crimes must be held accountable. But can this be realised in practice?
The UN has established several international commissions of inquiry to investigate alleged violations of international law in situations of conflict. These commissions engage with international legal norms but also operate on the political plane.
The International Commission of Inquiry for North Korea is mandated to investigate human rights violations. However, it is unlikely that its investigation will lead to prosecutions. What then might be the practical impact of its report?