International Criminal Court

The Challenges of International Justice

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

It is easy to look at the facts, and other distressing realities, that surround the International Criminal Court and conclude that the 11-year old court is failing. And it might be. It has only handed out one verdict in its entire history, and it was a guilty vote. Many of its accused are still at large. But it serves a vital purpose in this day and age.

Don't Bar Palestine From the International Criminal Court

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

One of the most interesting fallouts from the recent Palestinian victory at the United Nations is the spotlight on the International Criminal Court. Many view the prospect of Palestinian membership in the ICC, which it is now entitled to seek, as unleashing a Pandora's box of "lawfare." This premise is based on a flawed understanding of how the Court functions.

Will Israel and Palestine Move Beyond an Eye for an Eye?

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

This week has seen an upsurge in violence between Israelis and Palestinians. In 24 hours, 79 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. Arsen Ostrovsky asks, "My country is under attack, do you care?" The responses to his piece have been disturbing. Israel's occupation of Palestine is wrong. But a denunciation of illegal-Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians need not be prefaced by a resuscitation of each ill that Israel has inflicted on Palestinians. Victimhood must be inclusive.

Victory: ICC Rules that Palestine is Still Not a State

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada
Arsen Ostrovsky

In a massive defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' campaign to delegitimize Israel, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that Palestine is not a "state" and it therefore does not have jurisdiction to investigate alleged "war crimes" committed by Israel in the "territory of Palestine since 1 July 2002."

Prosecutor Film Uncovers ICC Struggles

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada
Anya Wassenberg

NATO Fears War Crimes Prosecutions Over Libya War

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Politics

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO officials are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said ...