I wrote yesterday in Foreign Policy about the coming ICC investigation in Afghanistan. Unless something changes dramatically in the next days and weeks, that investigation will include some allegations against U.S. personnel (alongside a much broader array of possible crimes by insurgent forces and Afghan government officials). Specifically, the prosecutor has focused on U.S.
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The recent campaign of violence in the Philippines has received plenty of attention. Since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, who campaigned on a platform of cracking down on crime, as many as 2,000 people have been executed, many on the suspicion of being drug traffickers.
I've written here previously on the possible activation of the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Twenty-eight of the requisite thirty countries have now ratified the amendments agreed to at the 2010 Kampala conference. It appears likely that the additional ratifications will arrive in a matter of months.
Potential Implications of CENTCOM’s MSF Investigation on the ICC’s Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan
CENTCOM’s report on the airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan will surely attract the attention of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor (OTP).
The ICC prosecutor’s office (OTP) has released a draft policy paper which elucidates how the office could conduct sensitive future investigations.
This week, El Salvador became the 124th member of the ICC, and the 28th country to ratify the Rome Statute amendments regarding the crime of aggression
The United Kingdom inquiry into allegations that its forces committed war crimes in Iraq has now referred a number of cases to prosecutors.