Author: Parisa Zangeneh

The story begins with an invitation of sorts. An invitation to enter the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the trial of Hans Frank for crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust was underway. The Palace served as the conceptual stage of the founding fathers of international law as we know it, Hersch Lauterpacht, who also acted as a Prosecutor, and...

The Independent Expert Review and themes of trust and tenure In Friday’s EJIL:Talk post on the Independent Expert Review (IER, the Report), Professor Guilfoyle raises a number of important issues about the health of the International Criminal Court (ICC, the Court). He identifies two crucial themes that run through the review: trust and tenure. This post seeks to analyze briefly some of the points made by...

On September 30th, the Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statute System (“Independent Expert Review”, “IER”) issued its final report (“report”, “final report”) after the Assembly of States Parties (“ASP”) issued a resolution in December 2019 commissioning a review. In an earlier post, I argued that unpaid internships in international criminal institutions (and in international...

[Parisa Zangeneh is a PhD student at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she is a recipient of the Hardiman Scholarship.] Introduction In December, the Assembly of States Parties adopted Resolution ICC-ASP/18/Res.7, Review of the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statute System. This is a welcome call for an expert review of the...