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La Belgique criminalise l’écocide: une (imparfaite) première européenne

La Belgique criminalise l’écocide: une (imparfaite) première européenne

Le 22 février 2024, la Belgique a marqué l’histoire en adoptant un nouveau code pénal criminalisant l’écocide dans son droit interne. Il s’agit de la première fois qu’une telle interdiction...
Belgium Recognises the Crime of Ecocide: A (Lukewarm) European First

Belgium Recognises the Crime of Ecocide: A (Lukewarm) European First

On 22 February 2024, Belgium made history by adopting a new penal code that criminalises ‘ecocide’ at the national level. This marks the first time that such a domestic prohibition...
Balancing Acts: The Intricacies of Enforcing ICC Arrest Warrants Against Heads of State

Balancing Acts: The Intricacies of Enforcing ICC Arrest Warrants Against Heads of State

This year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against the President and the Commissioner for Children’s Rights of Russia for individual responsibility for alleged war crimes, stirring...
Forgotten and Forsaken Victims: The Perpetual Tragedy of Women in Warfare

Forgotten and Forsaken Victims: The Perpetual Tragedy of Women in Warfare

Amidst persistent tension and growing conflict in the Middle East and in Ukraine, videos of the atrocities faced by women are being widely circulated on social media. These events have...
Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Hate Speech in Times of Conflict and War: An Urgent Necessity

Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Hate Speech in Times of Conflict and War: An Urgent Necessity

Imagine a world where the Nazis didn’t have a powerful propaganda tool like the newspaper Der Stürmer. Could the Nazis have perpetrated large-scale genocide without the help of media fuelling...
From Capture to the Court: The Use of Digital Technology in Advancing the Pursuit of Justice for International Crimes

From Capture to the Court: The Use of Digital Technology in Advancing the Pursuit of Justice for International Crimes

Photos and videos are powerful evidentiary tools to prove a criminal act, including the intent and role of the accused, and to corroborate other evidence such as witness statements. Justice...
Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part Two

Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part Two

Image description: Vladimir Putin behind a desk with a Russian flag in the background As outlined in part one, there is near universal agreement that Putin has committed a crime...
Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part One

Prosecuting Putin for his Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine: Part One

Image description: The exterior of the International Criminal Court Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and its ongoing use of force – is a textbook example of the crime of aggression....
Russian Aggression in Ukraine and The Right to Life at War

Russian Aggression in Ukraine and The Right to Life at War

Image description: Many soldiers with guns, and a Ukrainian flag in the background.   In times of war, especially distant war, human lives start being counted by the hundreds. People...
The Power of Perception: The ICC and Africa

The Power of Perception: The ICC and Africa

At a recent event organised by Oxford Transitional Justice Research and the ICC Student Network, Judge Cuno Tarfusser of the International Criminal Court (ICC) addressed a group of students and...

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