Update: ICC Policy on Children

UPDATE: The International Criminal Court’s Policy on Children is officially set to launch on November 16, 2016. If you are interested in reading the policy in its draft format you may do so in either English or French here. ICC OTP publishes Draft Policy on International Crimes affecting children: ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has published…

How will current and future conflicts test the 2016 ICRC Commentary?

It’s our pleasure today to publish this post by Chanel Chauvet, a member of the Georgia Law Class of 2018 who serves as a Student Ambassador at our Dean Rusk International Law Center. This past sum… Source: How will current and future conflicts will test 2016 ICRC Commentary?

Goodbye The Netherlands (Vaarwel Nederland)

  To some of the people I met in the Netherlands (you know who you are): I don’t know when our paths will cross again, but sometimes you just know when you’ve met a “lifer.” I can’t wait to see where you all go from here 🙂       Wow! My first travel chapter…

Knot on my Planet:

WARNING: This post contains graphic images.

Elephant poaching has become a serious crisis within the last decade. Elephants around the world are being slaughtered to supply an unsustainable demand for ivory.

Update regarding the “Policy on Children” & Law in Action: Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes Course

Atrocities produce unspeakable forms of violence. We will explore whether and how international criminal justice contribute to what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon called the ‘age of accountability’. The theory is, those who commit the worst of human crimes, are held accountable, whether they are rank-and-file foot soldiers or military commanders, whether they are lowly civil servants following orders or top political leaders. We will test how this can be done and if this is realistic.

“The Whistleblower”

“The thing that stood out about… Bosnia, … and in other [UN] mission areas, is … that police and humanitarian workers were involved in the facilitation of forced sexual abuse, and the use of children and young women in brothels, but in many instances became involved in the trade by racketeering, bribery and outright falsifying of documents as part of a broader criminal syndicate.”


This Madame had a lot of sights to cram in Amsterdam

Experts gather in The Hague for a Consultation on ICC Prosecutor’s draft Policy on Children

Experts gathered this week from around the world for a wide-ranging consultation on the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor’s draft Policy on Children. Among them were Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann, in her capacity as the Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict, and Georgia Law student Chanel Chauvet, a rising 2L and Dean Rusk International Law Center Student Ambassador.

Proost Scheveningen Beach

  A cold beach. Unfathomable to a native South Floridian. While I could not enjoy the water (I was advised not to enter the water because it was too cold), I did enjoy the surroundings. The course I was participating in was coming to a close, and as such, we celebrated by visiting Scheveningen Beach,…