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Individual Publications and Articles

User-Generated Evidence: A Helping Hand for the ICC Investigation into the Situation in Ukraine?

Konstantina Stavrou (c) M.Nachtschatt

In her new article our researcher, Konstantina Stavrou, discusses potential challenges related to the use of user-generated evidence in the ICC investigation into the situation in Ukraine. The article touches upon the issues of mis/disinformation and biases’ mitigation, pointing to the need for a careful use of this type of evidence in order to safeguard the integrity and fairness of proceedings.

8 March 2022: International Women's Day

Internationaler Frauentag

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day, the achievements of the women's rights movement are celebrated around the world and the discrimination against women that still exists is highlighted. Although binding international treaties such as the European Social Charter prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender and are supposed to guarantee equal rights for women and men, women are still confronted with serious social disadvantages.


PUBLICATION: The Crime of Aggression and the Prohibition of the Use of Force—Reflections on the Relationship between the Rome Statute and General Public International Law

Rethinking the Crime of Aggression

Michael Lysander Fremuth, The Crime of Aggression and the Prohibition of the Use of Force – Reflections on the Relation between the Rome Statute and General Public International Law, in: Bock/Conze (Hrsg.), Rethinking the Crime of Aggression: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st edition: Asser Press/Springer 2022, pp. 171–205.

The Prosecutor V Dominic Ongwen: A Judgment Of Many Firsts

On February 4, 2021, the Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its long-awaited judgment in the case of Dominic Ongwen. Our researchers Konstantina Stavrou and Andreas Sauermoser present the main aspects of the judgment and the significant insights it offers on issues such as the reliance - for the first time - on the affirmative defenses of mental disease and duress.

Civil Society and the IIMM in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crimes Committed Against the Rohingya

The article, published in the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, assesses the role of civil society and the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) in individual accountability proceedings by foreign domestic courts for the crimes committed against the Rohingya in light of the obstacles faced by Myanmar courts, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 

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