Marieke de Hoon

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Dr Marieke de Hoon is Assistant Professor of International Law at Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) and Director of the Netherlands Office and Senior Counsel at the Public International Law & Policy Group

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The ICC’s Al Mahdi case is (also) a political trial, and that’s fine!

Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) in The Hague commenced and concluded a historically short trial against Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Al Mahdi was prosecuted for the war crime of intentionally destroying cultural, religious and historic monuments, namely the mausoleums in Timbuktu. This is the first time that the ICC has prosecuted crimes relating to…

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