August 13, 2018

Analysis: Towards Greater Accountability for Corporate Involvement in International Crimes

By: Annika Weikinnis This article addresses the issue of the involvement of corporations in international crimes and the recent efforts and trends in international criminal law to develop this area of accountability. Introduction No corporation, however powerful, should get away with gross human rights abuses amounting to international crimes. Why then are governments unable or...

July 31, 2018

In Search of Justice: My Fight Against Impunity

By: Déborah Kitumaini Kasiba Déborah’s husband, Pascal Kabungulu, was a prominent human rights defender in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was assassinated in 2005 as a result of his activism. Since then, Déborah and her family have found refuge in Canada where they continue their fight to end impunity. With the assistance of...

July 30, 2018

Analysis: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Unique Institution

By: Joseph Rikhof This article will discuss the history, mandate and most important jurisprudence of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Introduction When this journal last year provided an overview of international institutions established for the pursuit of justice for international crimes,1See Joseph Rikhof, “Analysis: A History and Typology of International Criminal Institutions” (2017) 1 PKI...

July 18, 2018

Analysis: The ICC’s Treatment of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Crimes

By: Nicole Cvercko This article assesses the ICC’s jurisprudence, statutes and institutional structure with regard to SGBV crimes in light of its stated mandate and its 20th anniversary on July 17, 2018 as a permanent international court. Introduction The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been hailed the “victim’s court”, given its wide victim participation scheme...

June 26, 2018

Analysis: A Human Rights Perspective on Ireland’s Referendum

By: Sylvie McCallum Rougerie On May 25, 2018, Ireland voted to amend its Constitution to lessen restrictions on women’s access to abortion. From the perspective of international human rights law, such reforms are long overdue. This article highlights human rights considerations that should guide the Irish government as it develops its new abortion legislation and...

June 21, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Management of Information

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article follows the first one concerning definitions of legal concepts and frameworks regarding the investigation of international crimes, the second one related to investigation policy and principles of cooperation and collaboration, and the third one on how to document...

June 14, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Documenting Information

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article follows the first one concerning definitions of legal concepts and frameworks regarding the investigation of international crimes and the second one related to investigation policy and principles of cooperation and collaboration. As it is a joint publication, the...

June 7, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Investigation Policy and Principles of Cooperation and Collaboration

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article follows the first one concerning definitions of legal concepts and frameworks regarding the investigation of international crimes. As it is a joint publication, the same version can be found in French and Spanish on Quid Justitiae. Part II:...

May 31, 2018

Prosecuting International Crimes Series: Defining Legal Concepts and Frameworks

Prosecuting international crimes: expert meeting on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities and non-governmental organizations This article and the three following articles are a joint publication between the Global Justice Journal (in English) and Quid Justitiae (in French and Spanish). General Introduction Over the past 25 years, a system of international justice has emerged, seeking...