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The next steps for Palestine at the International Criminal Court

By David Bosco The last few days have answered some important questions regarding the Palestinian move to join the court and seek an investigation of Israel. On Friday, Palestinian officials delivered their accession papers to officials at United Nations headquarters … Continue reading

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UPDATE: What to know about Palestine joining the International Criminal Court

By David Bosco Yesterday brought major news related to international justice: in the wake of a  Security Council rebuff, Palestine has reportedly signed the Rome Statute, potentially giving the International Criminal Court (ICC) broad jurisdiction over its territory. Palestinian leaders … Continue reading

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Prosecuting the Taliban

By David Bosco The horrendous Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar–which appears to have taken the lives of more than one hundred children–raises the question of whether any form of international accountability is available for Taliban crimes. Pakistan is … Continue reading

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U.S. conduct in Afghanistan attracts ICC scrutiny

By David Bosco I have a  piece up at Foreign Policy detailing the update by the ICC prosecutor’s office on the status of its Afghanistan examination. For the first time, the prosecutor has stated explicitly that U.S. forces may have … Continue reading

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Will US admissions of torture matter to the ICC?

By David Bosco Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, is worried about increasingly formal U.S. admissions that it engaged in torture. In a Washington Times column, he noted with concern a … Continue reading

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