International Criminal Justice

Chatham House research on international criminal justice examines developments in international criminal law and the work of the International Criminal Court. 

Work in this area includes also covers international law of armed conflict, the limits on war and preserving the peace, and the International Law Discussion Group.

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Indonesian PM Joko Widodo. Photo: Getty Images.
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Recommitting to International Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Indonesia

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The International Court of Justice and Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa in Davos on 24 January. Photo: Getty Images.
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Ramaphosa Can Renew South African Leadership by Recommitting to the ICC

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Ethiopia in April. Photo: Getty Images.
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Time to Resolve the Debate Over Immunity and the International Criminal Court

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The Syrian Justice System: What Role do Non-State Courts Play?

A lock screen from the WannaCry ransomware attack. Photo: Getty Images.
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Building a Stronger International Legal Framework on Cybercrime

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Accountability: International Crimes in Syria and Iraq

White Helmets search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed building in Aleppo. Photo by Getty Images.
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Standing Up for Justice in War

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The African Union and the International Criminal Court: counteracting the crisis

Laurent Gbagbo looks on next to his lawyer Emmanuel Altit before the start of his trial at the ICC on 28 January 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
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Does the International Criminal Court Help to End Conflict or Exacerbate It?

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Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts

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Heads of States Immunities for International Crimes: Prospects for Consensus or Irreconcilable Impasse?

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Of Human Bondage: Combating Human Trafficking and People Smuggling

The empty chair of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir at the African Union Summit in Johannesburg on 15 June 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
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Bashir Flight Leaves ICC in Stalemate

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Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes

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Pursuing Atrocity Accountability in Syria

The International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photo by Vincent van Zeijst, CC by 3.0.
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The ICC at a Crossroads: The Challenges of Kenya, Darfur, Libya and Islamic State

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signs 20 international treaties, including the Rome Statute of the ICC, in Ramallah on 31 December 2014. Photo by Getty Images.
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Palestine's ICC Accession: Risks and Rewards

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: The ICC and Palestine

Passengers look down from the Turkish passenger ship Mavi Marmara as the Israeli navy intercepts boats bound for Gaza on 31 May 2010. Photo by Getty Images.
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Decision on Flotilla Raid is Latest Turn in ICC’s Consideration of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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The African Union and the International Criminal Court: counteracting the crisis

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Date with history: The last Britons to hang

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International Criminals: Extradite or Prosecute?

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Legalization could make things worse

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Time to separate drugs policy from crime

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: Recent Judgments and New Developments

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A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

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The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court

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Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: Victims' Rights and Complementarity

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Breaking the Cycle of Continued Impunity for War-time Abuses in Sri Lanka

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The Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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Prosecuting Former Heads of State for International Crimes

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Immunity for International Crimes? Developments in the Law on Prosecuting Heads of State in Foreign Courts

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Responding to Mass Atrocity Crimes: The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ After Libya

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice

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Politics by other means? The virtual trials of the Khmer Rouge tribunal

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The Principles of State Responsibility and Systemic Intimate Violence

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A World Without Bribes?: Fewer Places to Hide

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Corruption in Africa

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The International Court of Justice and Africa

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The Syrian Justice System: What Role do Non-State Courts Play?

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Accountability: International Crimes in Syria and Iraq

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Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts

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Heads of States Immunities for International Crimes: Prospects for Consensus or Irreconcilable Impasse?

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Of Human Bondage: Combating Human Trafficking and People Smuggling

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Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes

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Pursuing Atrocity Accountability in Syria

The International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photo by Vincent van Zeijst, CC by 3.0.
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The ICC at a Crossroads: The Challenges of Kenya, Darfur, Libya and Islamic State

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: The ICC and Palestine

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Sir Richard May Memorial Lecture: International Criminal Courts: Progress Made, Progress Needed

The International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photo by Vincent van Zeijst, CC by 3.0.
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The International Criminal Court and Libya: Complementarity in Conflict

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Institutional Corruption? Incentives, 'Political Money' and Markets for Access in the US and the UK

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UN Fact-Finding and International Criminal Investigations: Do Either Bring Accountability?

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: Recent Legal Controversies at the UN Yugoslav Tribunal

Modernizing Drug Law Enforcement

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Surveillance in an Information Society: Who Watches the Watchers?

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International Criminals: Extradition or Prosecution?

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Britain and the International Rule of Law

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: Africa and the International Criminal Court

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