int'l institutions

Enforced Disappearances: A Global Scourge, Increasingly Under the Radar

With the disappearances of Jamal Khashoggi, the head of Interpol in China, and thousands of others across the globe, I look at ‘short-term’ disappearances and the legal interpretation catching up to this increasingly prevalent phenomenon.

Women in International Law: A Vanishing Act?

Women in International Law: A Vanishing Act?

A few thoughts on gender diversity in international law, sparked by the nominations for the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). I assess International courts, UN treaty bodies and mandate holders. The results are not pretty!

A rejection of John Bolton’s assault on the ICC – and an opportunity to reflect 

This blog post relates to the blistering attack on the International Criminal Court (ICC) by John Bolton, including threats to sanction and prosecute its personnel. The court definitely is a work in progress, and is far from perfect, but is a vital institution in the fight against impunity. John Bolton's arguments must be addressed - and then rejected, using the opportunity to reflect on the court while doing so.