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September 14, 2018

International Criminal Court
Dubious Claims of Common Cause Between Bolton and African Critics of ICC

Earlier this week, President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton delivered a blistering attack on the International Criminal Court, or ICC, long a scourge of his and his audience at the Federalist Society.

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December 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Syndrome

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.

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March 2, 2017

South Africa
South African High Court Blocks Pretoria’s Departure from the ICC

Nelson Mandela’s South Africa was one of the founders of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As an early signer of the Treaty of Rome the widespread view within the ruling African National Congre…

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November 17, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Misaligned Incentives Handcuff the ICC

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn. Cheryl is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. Burundi, Gambia, and now South Africa have all recently announced their intentions to wi…

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June 15, 2016

South Africa
'Morning in South Africa'

John Campbell discusses 'Morning in South Africa', his new book that introduces post-apartheid South Africa to an international audience and argues that South Africa’s future is bright and that its d…

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January 14, 2016

Religion
A Conversation With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, discusses the fundamental requirements and parameters of contemporary Islamic statehood.

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October 14, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ruling Party Wants South Africa to Leave the International Criminal Court

The African National Congress (ANC) wants South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Obed Bapela, a deputy minister in the presidency, said that the ICC “has lost its way.”…

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September 3, 2015

China
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in China

Omar al-Bashir is in China to observe a huge military parade commemorating the end of World War II. He is under indictment by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, which has issued warrant…

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 12, 2013. (Tiksa Negeri/Courtesy Reuters)

August 25, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
What to Do About Sudan’s al-Bashir and the UN General Assembly?

In early August, the Sudanese UN envoy stated that Sudan President al-Bashir plans to travel to New York to speak at the upcoming UN General Assembly (UNGA). Al-Bashir is under indictment by the Inte…

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June 30, 2015

Global
The State of International Religious Freedom

Dwight Bashir and Elizabeth K. Cassidy discuss the findings of the 2015 USCIRF Annual Report.