Crime of aggression comes into force at ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday assumed jurisdiction over the crime of aggression, coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the ICC’s founding under the Rome Statute [text, PDF]. The crime of aggression, under which politicians and military leaders can be held individually responsible for invasions and other major attacks, comes into force at...

Federal appeals court continues to block Trump transgender military ban

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday rejected [order, PDF] the Trump administration’s request to vacate a lower court’s order blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban, stating that doing so would “upend, rather than preserve, the status quo.” Last August Trump issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretaries...

Bangladesh court sentences four to death for crimes against humanity during 1971 war

The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh (ICTB) [official website] sentenced [judgment, PDF] four people to death on Tuesday for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 war of independence [BBC backgrounder] from Pakistan. The convicts, all over the age of 65 at the time the judgment was passed, were charged with committing genocide, murder, abduction and torture...

Brexit advocacy group fined £61,000 for breaking election laws

Vote Leave [advocacy website], an advocacy group spearheading the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, was fined £61,000 and referred to authorities by the country’s Electoral Commission [official website] on Tuesday for breaking electoral laws during the 2016 referendum. In an official statement [press release], the Commission stated that it had obtained evidence that Vote Leave exceeded its...

Iran sues US over sanctions

Iran filed a lawsuit [materials] against the US in the International Court of Justice Tuesday, alleging that the US is violating a 1955 treaty. This lawsuit follows the US’ decision in May to remove itself from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Iran is alleging that in taking such action, the US...

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An Unexpectedly Small Piece of Cake

One of the year’s most-watched Supreme Court controversies, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Limited v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission [No. 16-111], was never likely to deliver the full faceoff between Religious Free Exercise and Anti-Discrimination Rights that many people expected.  As I’ll explain more fully below, cake baker Jack Phillip’s claim to avoid administrative sanctions despite refusing on religious grounds to...

The Stain of Torture

June 26th is the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Its purpose — to denounce the crime of torture and proclaim solidarity with its survivors — is in stark opposition to the policy of my government. As a former Chief Prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal in West Africa, I walked...

Janus: Damaging Labor

In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, overturned a 41-year old precedent and held that all union security clauses in public-sector labor contracts violate the First Amendment. A union security clause is provision in a contract between a union and an employer that obliges members of the union bargaining unit to...