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Fault Lines Episode 35: Pipelines, the Arctic, and Crimes Against Humanity - Global Leadership Dilemmas!

`Nord Stream 2 is exacerbating the split between the United States and its European Allies.  Across the Mediterranean Laurent Gbagbo is acquitted of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC).  Les Munson, Jamil Jaffer, Loren Dealy Mahler, and Andrew Borene discuss how the U.S. should push back against the Russians in Europe and how Americans should think about the ICC.

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International Criminal Court Authorizes Afghan War Crimes Inquiry

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 5 unanimously approved an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan committed by the United States military, Afghan authorities and the Taliban. The prosecutor is authorized to investigate crimes alleged to have been committed in Afghanistan since May 1, 2003, as well as other alleged crimes linked to the Afghan conflict committed on the territory of other states party to the Rome Statute since July 1, 2002.

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Israeli Attorney General Challenges ICC Jurisdiction in Palestine

The Office of the Attorney General for the state of Israel released a detailed memorandum to explain why the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over Palestine. The memo argues that Palestine has failed to meet the necessary precondition of possessing criminal jurisdiction over its territory since a sovereign Palestinian state does not exist at this time. The memo is available here and below.

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Documents: ICC Judgment in Al-Bashir Appeal

The International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber has released its decision in the appeal of Omar al-Bashir, finding in a split ruling that Jordan should have arrested al-Bashir during his visit to the country in 2017 but that Jordan should not be referred to the United Nations for sanction over its failure to do so.

Syria

The Perils of Impulsive Promises for Justice in Syria

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in Markaz.

The chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun earlier this month has led to renewed calls for members of the Assad regime to face justice. Boris Johnson and Jean-Marc Ayrault recently wrote in The Guardian, for example, “there will be no impunity.”

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