Weekend Roundup: March 18-24, 2019

Weekend Roundup: March 18-24, 2019

Jennifer Trahan and Megan Fairlie kicked off the week with an analysis of the US’s latest attack on the International Criminal Court, in which they highlighted the doctrinal and practical problems associated with US’s threat to implement, inter alia, a travel ban on ICC officials investigating mass atrocity crimes which allegedly occurred in Afghanistan.

Kevin continued with an historical analysis of the earliest invocation of the “unwilling or unable” justification for self-defense proffered by the Nixon Administration for the armed attacks on Cambodia during the Vietnam War, which generated considerable debate in the comments section.

Mark Drumbl wrapped up the week with a thought-provoking guest post on the surprising influence of Jefferson Davis on Justice Radhabinod Pal’s dissenting opinion in the judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE), which convicted 25 members of the Japanese leadership for crimes committed during World War II.

Many thanks to our guest contributors and have a great week!

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