Marina Aksenova


Marina Aksenova is Associate Professor of International and Comparative Criminal Law at IE University, Madrid.

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Targeted Sanctions – Enforcing International Norms Through the Backdoor?

Introduction On 10 April 2024, the EU General Court annulled the inclusion of Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman in the list of persons subject to restrictive measures. The Court failed to establish causality and did not find sufficient evidence linking these individuals to the acts undermining territorial integrity of Ukraine. This…

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Achieving Justice Through Restorative Means in Colombia: New Developments in Implementing the Peace Deal

On 4 April 2017, the Colombian Congress passed amendments to the Constitution creating the ‘Integral System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-repetition’ (‘El Sistema law). This law is part of the fast-track package used to implement the peace deal signed between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)…

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The Al Mahdi Judgment and Sentence at the ICC: A Source of Cautious Optimism for International Criminal Justice

On 27 September 2016, Trial Chamber VIII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its judgment and sentence in Prosecutor vs. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi. This case deals with the destruction in Timbuktu, Mali of ten sites of historical, religious and cultural significance. Mr. Al Mahdi was charged under Article 8(2)(e)(iv) of the Rome Statute, which…

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