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February 4, 2010

International Organizations
Pursuing International Justice: A Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Recently, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo expressed plans to investigate alleged crimes against humanity during post-election violence in Kenya, and is considering an investigation of alleged war c…

February 4, 2010

International Organizations
Pursuing International Justice: A Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Watch Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court prosecutor, outline his plans to investigate alleged crimes against humanity and the foreign policy implications of the ICC's work.

July 28, 2015

Israel
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda is seen at the confirmation of charges hearing in former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo’s pre-trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague February 19, 2013. Gbagbo is charged with crimes against humanity committed during the 2011 civil war sparked by his refusal to accept the election victory of rival Alassane Ouattara. (Michael Kooren/ Courtesy: Reuters) Bensouda Saves the ICC

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda   (Michael Kooren/ Courtesy: Reuters) In a recent blog post, I noted the 2-to-1 decision by a "pre-trial chamber" to overturn the …

July 17, 2015

There Goes the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was an experiment. From the beginning its potential success was threatened, as all United Nations-linked bodies are, by the danger of falling into UN Human Righ…

October 29, 2013

Economics
TX Book Festival - LAM Discussing Mexico at the Texas Book Festival

This past Sunday I was in Austin, Texas at the Texas Book Festival. I had the honor of moderating a panel about two great books on Mexico, Ricardo Ainslie’s The Fight to Save Juárez – Life in the Hea…

November 25, 2013

United States
Villas de Salvarcar - LAM Many Stories, One Juárez

I had the great honor of participating in a fundraiser in El Paso last week—organized by the Somos Fund—to support after school programs and scholarships for kids affected by violence in Ciudad Juáre…

January 3, 2013

Americas
Elections in 2013 - LAM What to Watch in 2013: Latin America’s Presidential Elections

Last year Mexico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic held presidential elections, leading to some of the region’s biggest news stories of the year: the PRI’s return to power and the strong second …

February 1, 2013

Economics
Democracy FA - LAM Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

April 4, 2012

Palestinian Territories
Is Palestine a State?

Is Palestine a state? The International Criminal Court (ICC) answered this question this week, and said no. The Palestinian Authority, apparently calling itself the “Government of Palestine,” tried …

November 11, 2011

Mexico
Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash Mexico’s Interior Minister Blake Mora Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexico's Former Interior Minister Blake Mora applauds during a discussion with victims of the violence in Mexico City (Courtesy Reuters). Mexico’s interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora a…