OUP Blog articles from JICJ
Here's a collection of all adaptations, interviews, reviews and reflections from Journal of International Criminal Justice contributors.
Sexual exploitation and abuse by UN Peacekeepers
August 31st, 2015
Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by UN peacekeepers is not fresh news. It has been going on for years. It first hit the headlines over ten years ago, and the scandal drove the UN to take action. Yet recent allegations over SEA by French peacekeepers in 2014 have brought the issue to the forefront again, and have motivated the UN Secretary-General to escalate the UN’s response to SEA in its peacekeeping operations. Read the blog post by Melanie O'Brien here and read her full-length article here .
South Africa and al-Bashir’s escape from the ICC
Ten years after the UNSC’s referral of the situation in Darfur to the Prosecutor of the ICC, the sad reality is that all the main suspects still remain at large, shielded by their high position within the Government of Sudan. Read the blog post by Nerina Boschiero here and read her full-length article here .
FIFA and the internationalisation of criminal justice
The factual backdrop to this affair is well-known. FIFA, world football’s governing body has, for a number of years, been the subject of allegations of corruption. Then, after a series of dawn raids on 27 May 2015, seven FIFA officials, of various nationalities, the most famous being Jack Warner, the Trinidadian former vice president of FIFA, were arrested in a luxury hotel in Zurich where they were staying prior to the FIFA Congress. Read the blog post by Robert Cryer here.
Time to see the end
Imagine that you’re watching a movie. You’re fully enjoying the thrill of different emotions, unexpected changes, and promising developments in the plot. All of a sudden, the projection is abruptly halted with no explanation whatsoever.
Read Gabriella Citroni's blog post on enforced disappearances here and read her full-length article here .
Between ‘warfare’ and ‘lawfare’
Enforced disappearance: time to open up the exclusive club?
The final judgement in the trial of Charles Taylor
September 23rd, 2013
In recognition of the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor in the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which rendered the appeal judgment in the case on Thursday 26 September 2013, Simon Meisenberg, has written a post on the OUP blog. The post explores the importance and uniqueness of the Taylor trial, with it being the first completed criminal appeals process judging a former Head of State in modern international criminal law. Read it now.
Read the related Symposium: 'Last Judgment – The Taylor Trial Judgment and the Residual Future of the Special Court for Sierra Leone' for free here .
Interview: How can a human being ‘disappear’?
August 30th, 2013
In recognition of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we interviewed Emmanuel Decaux and Olivier de Frouville to learn more about the background and associations behind the term ‘enforced disappearance’, the impact that international law can have, and the issues that both the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances are focusing on currently. Read the interview here .
The coming of age of international criminal justice
July 15th, 2013
Read a piece authored by Julia Geneuss and Florian Jessberger. Their blog article is here. The post is an overview of the contents of an issue from the Journal , which focuses on the many difficulties facing international criminal justice today.
David Luban's and Bill Schabas’ articles were also made freely available. Click their names to access their articles for a limited time.
Roberta Seret: Film reviews
Film is a powerful tool for teaching international criminal law and increasing public awareness and sensitivity about the underlying crimes. Roberta Seret, President and Founder of the NGO at the United Nations, International Cinema Education, identified four films relevant to the broader purposes and values of international criminal justice and wrote a short piece for each explaining the connections as part of a mini-series. These reviews looked at The Imitation Game , The Artist and the Model , Timbuktu ,
The Act of Killing , Hannah Arendt , The Lady , and The German Doctor .