‘The Contours of International Prosecutions’

[Cross-posted at International Law Observer] By Elinor Fry – The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction (Eleven International Publishing, 2016) explores the jurisdictional and factual boundaries of international prosecutions of core international crimes, i.e. war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. By nature, such crimes have indistinct factual parameters. They…

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…