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JICJ addresses the major problems of justice from the angle of law, jurisprudence, criminology, penal philosophy, and the history of international judicial institutions...;Find out more
Special issues from JICJ
2016 Special Issue: Modern Slavery
The latest special issue is entitled Slavery and the Limits of International Criminal Justice.
According to a recent estimate of the Global Slavery Index, about 45 million people around the world are thought to be enslaved today. Yet slavery is strictly prohibited by international law. Under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, enslavement is, in some cases, prosecutable as a crime against humanity or, arguably in some narrower cases, a war crime. Why is there such a gap between law and practice? This special issue addresses this question, and asks what role international criminal justice can play in bridging the gap.
The issue was guest edited by James Cockayne.
JICJ Prize: 2016 Winner
His article, 'Squaring the Circle?: Prosecuting Sexual Violence against Child Soldiers by their ‘Own Forces’' is free to read online.
JICJ Prize: 2015 Winner
Her article, '(Il)legality of Killing Peacekeepers: The Crime of Attacking Peacekeepers in the Jurisprudence of International Criminal Tribunals’ is free to read online.
Antonio Cassese Prize
2013-2014 Winner: Lorna McGregor
Her article, ‘State Immunity and Human Rights: Is there a Future after Germany v. Italy?' is freely available to read online.
JICJ on the OUPblog
Sexual exploitation and abuse by UN Peacekeepers
Is the ICC an option for accountability of UN Peacekeepers, given the absence of prosecution under sending states? Melanie O’Brien discusses the possibility.
South Africa and al-Bashir’s escape from the ICC
Nerina Boschiero discusses al-Bashir’s visit to Johannesburg in June 2015 and his non-arrest by South Africa.
FIFA and the internationalisation of criminal justice
The day after the raid, Rob Cryer considers whether the arrest of US FIFA officials in Switzerland represents an internationalization of criminal law.