Douglas Guilfoyle

About/Bio

Douglas Guilfoyle is Associate Professor of International and Security Law at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is a 2019-2020 Visiting Legal Fellow with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He blogs in a personal capacity and his views do not represent those of his employer or any other organisation.

Recently Published

Reforming the International Criminal Court: Is it Time for the Assembly of State Parties to be the adults in the room?

The self-inflicted misfortunes of the International Criminal Court continue. The recent Pre-Trial Chamber decision not to authorise the opening of an investigation in Afghanistan has already generated considerable controversy (see here, here, here, here and here). The rather surprising news that Judge Ozaki would be allowed to continue to serve…

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Part III- This is not fine: The International Criminal Court in Trouble

Editor's note: This is the final post in a three-part series. Parts I and II are available here and here. In this final reflection I would like to offer some concluding remarks based on my previous two posts. Those posts do not break any new ground for those who…

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Part II- This is not fine: The International Criminal Court in Trouble

Editor's note: This is Part II of a three-part series. Part I is available here. Part I of these reflections focused upon the structural constraints faced by the International Criminal Court as a whole. Within this framework, I wish to focus upon the role of individuals and officeholders in the…

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