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[Dr. Mariela Morales Antoniazzi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law where she coordinates the Ius Constitutionale Commune in América Latina (ICCAL) project. Silvia Steininger is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.] On March 15, in an extraordinary act of resistance to...

[Harmen van der Wilt is professor in International Criminal law at the University of Amsterdam.] In the lingering debate whether superior responsibility should be considered as a mode of accessorial liability or rather should qualify as a separate offence of dereliction of duty, Darryl Robinson has defended the former position. For the sake of brevity, a summary of the discussion should suffice. Scholars and practitioners who...

[Adejoké Babington-Ashaye is an international law specialist with a specialization in international criminal law, human rights, and public international law. She is the Co-Editor and Co-Author of International Criminal Investigations: Law and Practice (2018).] In 2018, by a narrow majority, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) overturned Jean-Pierre Bemba’s conviction for crimes committed between October 2002 and March 2003 by Bemba’s Mouvement de...

[Liana Georgieva Minkova recently defended her PhD at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, and holds a full award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership.] Starting with the proposition that law is ‘an enterprise of reasoning’ (p. 54), Darryl Robinson’s Justice in Extreme Cases makes an important contribution to the literature examining the complicated question of delineating...

[Carsten Stahn is a Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden Law School, Programme Director of the Grotius Centre (The Hague).] ‘Sisyphus, proletarian of the gods, powerless and rebellious, knows the whole extent of his wretched condition: it is what he thinks of during his descent […] This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each...

Call for Papers Call for papers: Online workshop for UNWCC researchers 28 May 2021: The United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which operated from 1943-48, was a UN agency that supported localised prosecutions of international crimes committed during the Second World War. The Commission was composed of representatives from 16 Allied States and through its work war crimes and crimes against...

[Elies van Sliedregt is professor of international and comparative criminal law at Leeds University and Director of its Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) and she is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law and a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.] This is an awesome book. The sort of book I wish I had written. When I researched...

[Valentine Kunuji is a Commonwealth Scholarship alumnus and is currently a Doctoral Researcher at the Law School, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK, and his research is focused on International Law with particular reference to Business and Human Rights, International Investment Law, Access to Justice and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Twitter: olu_11] Photo credit: Al Jazeera “You can never, never defeat Shell in...

 [Darryl Robinson is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law (Canada), specializing in international criminal justice.]  I am deeply grateful to each of the scholars who have contributed to this symposium. Together they have produced a wonderful collection of insightful reactions. I also thank Opinio Juris, and in particular Kevin Heller and Jessica Dorsey, for hosting this exchange. Justice in Extreme Cases...

We've got yet another great symposium coming your way this week, this time featuring a discussion on Darryl Robinson's latest, Justice in Extreme Cases: Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law, (Cambridge, 2020). From the publisher: In Justice in Extreme Cases, Darryl Robinson argues that the encounter between criminal law theory and international criminal law (ICL) can be illuminating in two...

[Álvaro Rueda Rodríguez-Vila is a graduate in law (Bachelor, UNED) and in human rights (LL.M., Maastricht University).] On February 4, 2021 the International Court of Justice (ICJ or the Court) rendered its decision on the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v United Arab Emirates) (here). In this decision, the Court ruled...

[Moisés Montiel is a lawyer advising individuals, companies, and States on matters of international law, human rights, and other international areas at Lotus Soluciones Legales. @moisesmontielm] Alex Saab, a Colombian national and businessman, decided to throw his lot in with the Maduro administration in Venezuela and is currently awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court of Cabo Verde on whether...