Alana Tiemessen

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Peace vs. Justice: Is the ICC Doing It Wrong?

Photo from Still BurningThe Canadian International Council has rolled out a series of interviews and essays on "Peace v. Justice: The ICC and its Alternatives". Far from flogging a dead theoretical horse, it's a great renewal of a debate on the realities of the...

Impunity Slayer! ICC Convicts Lubanga of War Crimes

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo listens to the verdict in his trial on March 14, 2012.(c) Photo courtesy of the ICC-CPI / Evert-Jan Daniel /ANP.The verdict is in for the ICC's first trial. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been judged guilty of the war crimes of conscripting, enlisting...

KONY 2012: Bandwagon Empowerment

Invisible Children's "Kony 2012" campaign provides many of us professors with a unique opportunity to address and learn how students respond to such campaigns and engage with human rights issues. College is an opportunity for students to feel empowered by activism and...

Syria: The Exile or Justice Ultimatum

ReutersMarc Lynch's policy brief for the Center for a New American Security, titled "Pressure Not War:" A Pragmatic and Principled Policy Towards Syria" raises a provocative possibility for ICC judicial intervention. Lynch argues that pressure should be put on Assad...

The ICC and Kenya: In the Thick of Deterrence

Antony Njuguna / NairobiThe big news out of the ICC today was the confirmation of charges against four of the "Ocampo Six" Kenyan elites accused of orchestrating and inciting the country's post-election violence in 2007-2008. Ruto, Arap Sang, Muthaura and Kenyatta had...