Transnational Justice Matters: An ICC Overview

By Rakesh Roshan*

On 1st July 2017, the International Criminal Court completed 15 years. While there are 24 cases that have been brought before the Court, it has only managed to convict 4 individuals in all these years, but it is hoped that it carries to deliver universal justice in an unprecedented manner.

Source: About ICC

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Some teachings from Colombia: transitional justice and victims

By Federico Isaza Piedrahita*

On January 25th the 2261 Resolution of the United Nations Security Council was approved farcunanimously, which expresses full support and blessing of the international community to the peace process that is underway between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP).

This resolution allows the international community to serve as guarantor of a tripartite mechanism, seeking, in this first step a “political mission of unarmed international observers” (para. 2), which will be established Read More »

Iran Nuclear Deal: Decoded and Explained

by Sarthak Malhotra

On 14th July 2015, China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran agreed upon a historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran’s nuclear programme.  This JCPOA is built on the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed in Geneva on 24 November 2013. A Joint Commission consisting of aforementioned countries and Iran will monitor the implementation of JCPOA.  The agreement also contemplates that these countries will meet at the ministerial level every 2 years, or earlier  if needed, in order to review and asses the progress.Read More »