Symposia

[Kate Mackintosh is the inaugural Executive Director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law. This is part of a series of blog posts examining International Criminal Law and the Protection of the Environment, and stems from an expert meeting group convened at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law in February...

[Reinhold Gallmetzer is Chair of the Board of Director for the Center for Climate Crimes Analysis (“CCCA”) and an Appeals Counsel for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Nema Milaninia is an Advisory Board member of CCCA and formerly a Trial Attorney for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.  The views expressed herein are those of...

[Darryl Robinson is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law (Canada), specializing in international criminal justice. This is part of a series of blog posts examining International Criminal Law and the Protection of the Environment, and stems from an expert meeting group convened at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law in February 2020.] In...

[Richard J. Rogers is Executive Director of Climate Counsel and a founding partner of Global Diligence LLP. This piece is part of a series of blog posts examining International Criminal Law and the Protection of the Environment, and stems from an expert meeting group convened at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law in February 2020.] In...

[Sara Kendall is a Senior Lecturer in International Law at The University of Kent in the Faculty of Law. She is also Co-Director of The Centre for Critical International Law.] In early March 2020, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo gave a press briefing concerning the ICC Appeals Chamber’s decision on Afghanistan. As is widely known by Opinio Juris’s readership, the ICC’s prosecutor aimed to investigate...

[Olaf Zenker is a Professor at the Department for Anthropology and Philosophy at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). He is a political and legal anthropologist researching (post-)conflict, inequality and justice in Africa and Europe, especially in contexts of normative pluralities including international criminal law.] Kamari Clarke’s Affective Justice is an impressive accomplishment and important contribution to the expanding field of the anthropology of justice, and of...

[Christopher Gevers teaches international law and and legal theory in the School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal; his research focusses on Third World Approaches to International Law, critical race theory and law and literature.] This is the finest book on Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Justice project that I have read; if not the last word on the subject, perhaps the first ‘sensible’ one. There...

[Richard Ashby Wilson is Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut and author of Incitement On Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes.] In recent years, a number of ethnographic and qualitative studies have been published that are highly critical of international tribunals for their geographical, political and cultural distance from the crimes they adjudicate. In Affective Justice, Kamari Clarke offers an impassioned critique of the International...

[Bronwyn Leebaw is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Global Studies, at the University of California Riverside.] In Little Fires Everywhere, a television series based on the novel by Celeste Ng, Elena Richardson is eager to provide assistance to her new tenant, Mia Warren, welcoming her to the neighborhood, offering her a job, and looking after her daughter. Elena called the police on...

[Edwin Bikundo is a Senior Lecturer at the Griffith University Law School, Gold Coast, Australia with teaching and research interests in public international law and legal theory.] Affective Justice, the new book by noted international criminal justice expert Kamari Maxine Clark is a deep, broad and profound study, mediation on and explication of the International Criminal Court’s engagement with Africa and it’s diaspora - broadly speaking...