Beatrice Walton


Beatrice Walton is a post-graduate fellow in public international law based in The Hague. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil. in International Relations & Politics from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in Government & Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia Studies from Harvard College.

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The ICC and US Retaliatory Visa Measures: Can the UN Do More to Support the Privileges & Immunities of the Prosecutor?

On 12 April 2019, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided to reject the Prosecutor’s request to open an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan on the grounds that an investigation would not be “in the interests of justice,” though it found that the case otherwise satisfied the requirements of jurisdiction and admissibility set forth in the Rome…

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Active Hostilities and International Law Limits to Trump’s Executive Order on Guantanamo

In his State of the Union speech on January 30, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his signing of a new executive order aimed at keeping open the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as approving its repopulation. This post considers how the law of war governing detention in armed conflicts constricts the ability…

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