Sergey Vasiliev

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About/Bio

Sergey Vasiliev is is an Associate Professor of International and Transnational Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam and a member of the Amsterdam Centre for International Law.

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Aggression against Ukraine: Avenues for Accountability for Core Crimes

The unprovoked attack by Russia against Ukraine should be qualified as a crime against peace, or the crime of aggression, as defined in Article 6(a) of the IMT Charter and in Article 8bis of the ICC Statute. There are also allegations of war crimes as the Russian armed forces have targeted…

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Not just another ‘crisis’: Could the blocking of the Afghanistan investigation spell the end of the ICC? (Part II)

Part II of this post addresses the larger implications of the PTC’s decision. For part I discussing its treatment of the ‘interests of justice’, see here . Justice and pragmatism In my previous post, I argued that, as a result of the Pre-Trial Chamber’s incorrect interpretation of the ‘interests…

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Not just another ‘crisis’: Could the blocking of the Afghanistan investigation spell the end of the ICC? (Part I)

This is a two-part post on the PTC’s Afghanistan non-investigation decision. Part I discusses the PTC’s analysis of the interests of justice requirement. Part II will focus on the decision’s broader implications.   Judicial meltdown The Decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II of 12 April 2019 to turn down the Prosecutor's 20…

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