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December 5, 2017

International Economic Policy
Play Bensouda Fatou Bensouda on Global Women’s Issues at the Crossroads: Assessing Progress

Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her career at the ICC, the obstacles she has faced in her profession, and the challenges that still exist in …

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 …

December 11, 2014

Global
Fatou Bensouda on the International Criminal Court and Gender-Based Crimes

Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), joins David J. Scheffer, the secretary-general's special expert on UN assistance to the Khmer Rouge trials at the United Nations,…

December 11, 2014

Global
Fatou Bensouda on the International Criminal Court and Gender-Based Crimes

Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), joins David J. Scheffer, the secretary-general's special expert on UN assistance to the Khmer Rouge trials at the United Nations,…

June 15, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Jean-Jacques Badibanga,  James Stewart, and Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda are seen in a court room of the ICC before the delivery of the judgment in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba in the Hague, 2016. Women This Week: Impunity at the ICC

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering June 9 to June 15, was compiled with supp…

March 28, 2018

International Law
U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton speaks at the UN headquarters in New York on November 11, 2006. The International Criminal Court and the Trump Administration

With John Bolton as national security advisor, both the United States and the International Criminal Court should take steps to avoid a collision. 

October 3, 2016

Wars and Conflict
women-farc_rtsp6z0 Despite ‘No’ Referendum, Colombia Peace Process Remains a Model for Women’s Participation

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Mayesha Alam, w…

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…

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 …

September 21, 2012

International Law
The International Criminal Court: A New Approach to International Relations

Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her vision for the ICC, her current caseload, and the court's role on the international stage.