International Criminal Law Essays

Philippa Webb is Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Leiden University and formerly Special Assistant and Legal Officer to President Rosalyn Higgins of the International Court of Justice; Associate Legal Adviser to Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court; and judicial assistant to Judge Higgins and Judge (now President) Owada, International Court of Justice.

She acted as legal adviser to the Kingdom of Bahrain at the 2010 ICC Review Conference at Kampala.

Thus, policy documents now provide a public insight into key issues including situation selection, case selection, sexual and gender based crime, children, and the Court's approach to victims.

This special issue aims to kick-start a broad academic discussion of these and future policies, which represent an important opportunity for ongoing dialogue between the Court and its constituencies.

The Interaction Between Refugee Law and International Criminal Justice Volume 12, Issue 5, December 2014 Guest Editors: Fannie Lafontaine, Laval University, Joseph Rikhof, Ottawa University, Laurel Baig, Senior Appeals Counsel in the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

This issue provides an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to explore the evolution of the various intersections between refugee and migration law, on one hand, and international humanitarian and criminal law, on the other.Other articles explore important issues that were not considered during the Review Conference, such as the ambiguous place of ‘quasi states’, the uncertain status of the understandings, and the possible contours of individual civil responsibility for aggression.The rich variety of perspectives included in this Special Issue seeks to extend and to deepen the discussion of the crime of aggression.In the aftermath of Kampala, the outcome achieved by the Assembly of States Parties has been the subject of press conferences, political speeches, blog discussions, and some early responses in law journals.This Special Issue of the is published just over one year since the Review Conference.Yet, recently and more than six decades after the famous post-World War II cases examining corporate complicity in Nazi crime — Flick, Krupp, IG Farben, or Zyklon B — business involvement in international crimes is once again attracting the attention of some domestic courts.By dedicating an issue to the topic of ‘Transnational Business and International Criminal Law’ the Journal of International Criminal Justice takes account of this development.If successful, a convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity would join sibling conventions addressing genocide and war crimes and would stand in the tradition of other conventions addressing serious crimes, such as torture and enforced disappearance.The International Criminal Court's Policies and Strategies Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2017 Fifteen years after the Rome Statute came into force, the ICC is a maturing institution.The Grave Breaches Regime in the Geneva Conventions: A Reassessment Sixty Years On September 2009, Volume 7, Issue 4 Editor: James G.Stewart, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia "Sixty years since the signing of the Geneva Conventions, the grave breaches regime remains a key element within the architecture of modern international criminal law….


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