Monthly Archives: April 2010

The prosecutor as puppet

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Bashir in Egypt

Sudan’s President Bashir, reveling in his electoral triumph, visits Egypt and is greeted by President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt is not a state party to the International Criminal Court. The visit was widely seen as a symbolic gesture, a meeting of long-time allies.  Both … Continue reading

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Iran sanctions update

A new round of Security Council sanctions is very likely, says Evelyn Leopold, but not in the next few days. Apparently, consultations with the non-permanent Council members have only just begun.

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A road-MAP for Bosnia

In FP, Wesley Clark and Louise Arbour–no strangers to Bosnia’s troubles–endorse NATO’s recent decision to offer Bosnia a Membership Action Plan. They key is the psychological effect, they argue. A closer link to NATO can help build up this common sense … Continue reading

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Why Join the ICC?

In the latest issue of International Organization, Beth Simmons and Allison Danner examine the puzzle of why states join the International Criminal Court and thereby surrender some control over domestic prosecutions. In particular, they focus on the oddity that both peaceful, high “rule-of-law” … Continue reading

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Elbowing for Position at the UN

India’s ambassador to the UN has fired a broadside at the Security Council for encroaching on the General Assembly’s territory. Whilst this issue has been engaging us for many years, the time has come for the General Assembly to take … Continue reading

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ASEAN in Hanoi

ASEAN’s defense ministers are meeting in Hanoi. Vietnam, a relatively new member, is touting its high profile in the regional organization, and ASEAN officials note that “Viet Nam, which joined ASEAN in 1995, has been a very dynamic member of … Continue reading

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