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ICC Appeals Chamber Holds that Heads of State Have No Immunity Under Customary International Law Before International Tribunals

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has, this morning, issued what seems to be an extremely controversial decision on Head of State Immunity. At the…

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Julian Assange arrested in London; Omar al-Bashir being deposed

Busy day today – Ecuador has expelled Julian Assange from its embassy in London, revoking the diplomatic asylum it had given him previously (without basis…

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Does the ICC Statute Remove Immunities of State Officials in National Proceedings? Some Observations from the Drafting History of Article 27(2) of the Rome Statute

Following oral hearings held in September, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is currently deliberating in Jordan’s Appeal of the Pre-Trial Chamber’s…

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South African Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court – Does the ICC Statute Lead to Violations of Other International Obligations?

The relations between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African States have come to a head once again this week with situation now at its lowest point. The…

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An International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the ICC Head of State Immunity Issue

Earlier this week, I wrote about the recent decision of the South African Supreme Court of Appeal holding that the South African government had violated its…

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