Demyan Plakhov investigates the ramifications of African nations wanting to withdraw from the ICC.
Lex et Orbis is a column concerned with use of the law as a tool for strengthening free institutions. It seeks to bring about a better understanding of the legal principles that apply to international and domestic issues. This program delivers thoughtful, balanced, and persuasive articles that are accessible to people without a legal background.
What are the challenges associated with upholding the rules of war in armed conflicts? Sabrina Natale analyzes Canada’s role in combatting illegal war tactics and upholding the rules of war, and what roles non-state actors play in addressing contemporary war crimes.
In times of war and armed conflicts, what are the legal and ethical standards that must be upheld to ensure the dignity and human rights of all peoples? In Part 1 of this article, Sabrina Natale provides an analysis into the ICRC rules of war and International Humanitarian Law.
When is a child soldier no longer a child? Farah Bogani explores the complexities of agency and what it means to achieve justice from former-child-soldier-turned-LRA-commander Dominic Ongwen’s trial at the ICC.
Claudia Nieroda discusses the International Criminal Court’s lack of power behind prosecuting ISIS.
Despite promising to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons, Syria has once again been accused of using the banned arms against its civilians. The Islamic State has also been accused and these accusations were levelled in a new UN report released earlier this month.
Palestine has indicated that it wants to take legal action against Britain for the 1917 Balfour Declaration that lead to the creation of Israel. As historical reparations cases become more common, what does this mean for our understanding of international justice?
The successful ratification of the Kampala Accords means the International Criminal Court will be able to charge leaders with the crime of aggression but trouble continues for the court as member states of the African Union publicly voice their discontent.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is delivering justice for former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and other victims of the Feb 14, 2005 bombings in Beirut in a unique way.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement which Canada is working out with Europeans has a much fairer method of dispute resolution that allows appeals from poor decisions and a greater ability for governments to legislate even if new rules may affect corporate bottom lines.