Ntaganda Appeals Chamber Judgment Divided on Meaning of “Attack”

Ntaganda Appeals Chamber Judgment Divided on Meaning of “Attack”

| May 12, 2021

Ntaganda Appeals Chamber Judgment Divided on Meaning of “Attack”  On 30 March 2021, the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber issued its judgment in the Ntaganda case. The judgment, which primarily responds to the appeal submitted by Bosco Ntaganda against his...
Military Considerations and the Ntaganda “Attack” Question

Military Considerations and the Ntaganda “Attack” Question

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| Nov 24, 2020

Military Considerations and the Ntaganda “Attack” Question   This post concludes our series featuring the International Criminal Court’s recent hearings on the legal notion of “attack.” As co-editors-in-chief, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude...
The Unintended Consequences of International Court Decisions

The Unintended Consequences of International Court Decisions

| Nov 19, 2020

The Unintended Consequences of International Court Decisions   In response to a prosecution appeal in the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is currently considering the meaning of “attack” under the Rome Statute. The...
“Attacks” against Hospitals and Cultural Property: Broad in Time, Broad in Substance

“Attacks” against Hospitals and Cultural Property: Broad in Time, Broad in Substance

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| Nov 17, 2020

“Attacks” against Hospitals and Cultural Property: Broad in Time, Broad in Substance   On behalf of the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), we recently filed an amicus curiae brief with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the appellate case...
Motive and Control in Defining Attacks

Motive and Control in Defining Attacks

| Nov 11, 2020

Motive and Control in Defining Attacks In the appellate case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court asked for briefs from “qualified publicists with the requisite expertise, who are interested in submitting...
The Definition of an “Attack” under the Law of Armed Conflict

The Definition of an “Attack” under the Law of Armed Conflict

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| Nov 3, 2020

The Definition of an “Attack” under the Law of Armed Conflict As in any branch of international law, examining the meaning of a law of armed conflict (LOAC) term, and its incorporation in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, should look first to the...