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Bergsmo/Kaleck/Klamberg/Møse/Re/SONG/Stahn et al.:
The new books ‘Double Standards: International Criminal Law and the West’ and ‘Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes’; 10 new policy briefs on ‘Reconciliation v. Accountability’; completed online commentary on the ICC Statute


  

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that the above-mentioned resources are now available on CILRAP’s web pages. Wolfgang Kaleck’s book ‘Double Standards: International Criminal Law and the West’ argues that although international criminal justice claims to be universal, it often shields those in Western states who are responsible for international crimes. The book advocates for a truly universal practice of international criminal law that will hold even the most powerful accountable.

The anthology ‘Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes’ (edited by Morten Bergsmo and SONG Tianying) explores the self-interests of military actors in compliance with, and accountability for violations of, international criminal law. Twenty authors from around the world discuss why military actors themselves often prefer accountability, including Richard Saller, Andrew T. Cayley, William K. Lietzau, William J. Fenrick, Arne Willy Dahl, Richard J. Goldstone, Elizabeth L. Hillman, Bruce Houlder, Agus Widjojo, Marlene Mazel, Adel Maged, Christopher Mahony, Franklin D. Rosenblatt and Elizabeth Santalla Vargas. In his foreword, Lietzau observes that of “all the international community’s well-intended endeavours to foster accountability and end impunity, none is more important than that addressed in this book”.

You find an online report here on the 2015 LI Haopei Seminar – on the theme ‘Reconciliation v. Accountability: Balancing Interests of Peace and Justice’ – co-organized by CILRAP and partners from China, India and Europe in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace in The Hague on 29 May 2015, with links to a film about the event, statements and conclusions. Ten policy briefs on specific aspects of the seminar theme have now been published, including by Judge Erik Møse (‘The ICTR and Reconciliation in Rwanda’), Judge David Re (‘The Special Tribunal for Lebanon and National Reconciliation’), Mirko Klarin (‘The Elusive Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia: Role of the ICTY’), Dr. Christopher Mahony (‘Sierra Leone: The Justice v. Reconciliation Archetype?’), Professor Susan R. Lamb (‘Reconciliation v. Accountability: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’), Dr. William H. Wiley (‘Societal Reconciliation, the Rule of Law and the Iraqi High Tribunal’), Professor Carsten Stahn (‘International Criminal Justice and Reconciliation: Beyond the Retributive v. Restorative Divide’), Olga Kavran (‘Public Proceedings, Outreach and Reconciliation’), Eugène Bakama Bope (‘The ICC and Reconciliation in the DRC’) and Julija Bogoeva (‘Prosecuting War Criminals as the Basis for Reconciliation Policy’). Detailed citation information is included below.

Additionally, these four policy briefs have also been released: Two on the violence in Mexico, by Hernán Garza Villarreal (‘National Mechanisms to Document Victims of Human Rights Violations in Mexico’) and Professor Gabriella Citroni (‘Enforced Disappearance in Mexico: Between Progress and Remaining Challenges’); one by Wolfgang Kaleck summarizing his book (‘Double Standards in International Criminal Justice: A Long Road Ahead Towards Universal Justice’); and one by Dr. Marina Aksenova and Professor Morten Bergsmo on fact-finding (‘Defining the Purposes, Mandates and Outcomes of Fact-Finding Commissions Beyond International Criminal Justice’).
 
The ‘Commentary on the Law of the ICC: Statute’ (‘CLICC: Statute’) has now been completed and is freely available online as part of the CMN Knowledge Hub. Professor Mark Klamberg, its Chief Editor, leads a team of more than 40 contributors from around the world who continuously update the Commentary, which already has around 2,000 monthly users. Legal sources in the Commentary are hyperlinked to the ICC Legal Tools Database, the leading online resource in international criminal law which has just introduced a new and improved search functionality. As the Database uses persistent URLs (‘PURLs’) that never break, ICC decisions hyperlink extensively to the Database. This practice gradually builds a public commons of international criminal law sources. You can contribute to this common interest by hyperlinking your texts to the Database in the same way.
 
Kind regards,
 
ZHANG Binxin
Assistant Professor, Xiamen University Law School
PKU-CILRAP Research Fellow

New publications in the FICHL Policy Brief Series:
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 43 (2015):
Hernán Garza Villarreal:
National Mechanisms to Document Victims of Human Rights Violations in Mexico 
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 21 July 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-013-9.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/9f9cab/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 42 (2015):
Julija Bogoeva:
Prosecuting War Criminals as the Basis for Reconciliation Policy
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 30 June 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-012-2.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/a3fa05/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 41 (2015):
Eugène Bakama Bope:
The ICC and Reconciliation in the DRC 
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 30 June 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-011-5.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/f3a8e5/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 40 (2015):
Olga Kavran:
Public Proceedings, Outreach and Reconciliation 
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 30 June 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-010-8.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/752bd6/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 39 (2015):
Gabriella Citroni:
Enforced Disappearance in Mexico: Between Progress and Remaining Challenges
La Desaparición Forzada en México: Entre Avances y Retos Pendientes
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-008-5 (English) and 978-82-8348-009-2 (Spanish).
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/2fafee/ (English).
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/87e0ab/ (Spanish).
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 38 (2015):
Marina Aksenova and Morten Bergsmo:
Defining the Purposes, Mandates and Outcomes of Fact-Finding Commissions Beyond International Criminal Justice
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-007-8.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/b2aa73/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 37 (2015):
Wolfgang Kaleck:
Double Standards in International Criminal Justice: A Long Road Ahead Towards Universal Justice
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-006-1.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/f61f70/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 36 (2015):
Carsten Stahn:
International Criminal Justice and Reconciliation: Beyond the Retributive v. Restorative Divide
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-005-4.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/c0101d/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 35 (2015):
William H. Wiley:
Societal Reconciliation, the Rule of Law and the Iraqi High Tribunal
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-004-7.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/f55ec3/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 34 (2015):
Susan R. Lamb:
Reconciliation v. Accountability: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-003-0.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/af6132/
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 33 (2015):
Chris Mahony:
Sierra Leone: The Justice v. Reconciliation Archetype?
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-002-3.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/9b0eff/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 32 (2015):
David Re:
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon and National Reconciliation
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-001-6.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/5e0e0d/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 31 (2015):
Mirko Klarin:
The Elusive Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia: Role of the ICTY
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 29 May 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-8348-000-9.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/fc6e29/.
 
FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 30 (2015):
Erik Møse: 
The ICTR and Reconciliation in Rwanda
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher
Brussels, 2015
Published on 30 June 2015.
ISBN: 978-82-93081-85-2.
PURL: https://www.legal-tools.org/doc/7e3bae/.
 
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