Withdrawals from the Rome Statute: Continuing the saga of institutional (il)legitimacy

Francis Tom Temprosa LLM Candidate & Clyde Alton DeWitt Fellow The recent series of expressions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, including Burundi‚Äôs successful withdrawal,[i] is not surprising to legal scholars who have closely watched events unfolding before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Prosecutions at the ICC have raised deeper questions about complementarity, and whether […]

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ICC Reluctance to Prosecute ISIS: Legitimate Jurisdictional Issue or a Lack of Institutional Backbone?

ICC Reluctance to Prosecute ISIS: Legitimate Jurisdictional Issue or a Lack of Institutional Backbone?

Jenny Elkin Vol. 38 Associate Editor The past few years have seen a dramatic rise of Islamic fundamentalism across the Middle East in the form of radical militant group ISIS. Responsible for targeted killings, rape, genocide, and destruction across huge swaths of land, ISIS fighters have steadily been establishing a dangerous stronghold in Iraq and […]

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