NWO Rubicon grant awarded to CICJ Co-Director Elinor Fry

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Rubicon grant to CICJ Co-Director dr. Elinor Fry, who will conduct research for a period of one year at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin (US). Elinor’s Rubicon project is titled “From thought to…

Research Talent Grant awarded to CICJ researchers

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Research Talent Grant to CICJ researchers Barbora Hola, Catrien Bijleveld, and Lily Rueda for a PhD project on sentencing, complementarity, and peace processes in Colombia. The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutes perpetrators of international crimes only if national states are “unable or unwilling” to do…

The ICC’s Problematic Jurisdiction over Foreign IS Fighters

[cross-posted at Jurist: Academic Commentary] By Elinor Fry – In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung published on November 20, the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, said her office is considering the possibility of investigating acts that could be qualified as war crimes or crimes against humanity committed by the Islamic State (IS) fighters. Bensouda’s…