My paper, “Africa Versus the International Criminal Court: The Strategy of Regionalizing International Criminal Justice,” has received another prize: the International Studies Association’s 2016 Stephen C. Poe Award for the best graduate student paper on human rights. The award will be presented at the next ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore. More information on the award is available here.
A couple months ago, this paper received the 2016 BISA African Affairs Paper Prize.
I am honoured that my paper, “Africa Versus the International Criminal Court: The Strategy of Regionalizing International Criminal Justice,” has won the British International Studies Association (BISA) African Affairs Paper Prize.
See the announcement on the African Affairs website, and news items on the Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations website and the Lady Margaret Hall website.
The prize is awarded for the best paper on a topic related to Africa, and is selected by a panel based on the criteria of “originality, significance, and rigour.”
The paper discusses how African states’ attitudes to the ICC changed over time, from trying to work within and change the ICC to pursuing proposals to create alternative regional institutions.
Africa versus the ICC: The Strategy of Regionalizing International Criminal Justice in the African Union and East African Community
02 March 2016 at 5:00PM
Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, University of Oxford
Abstract available here, and podcast available here.
“Africa versus the ICC: The Proposals for African Regional Criminal Courts”
Wednesday 17 February 2016, 12:00 until 13:00
Dining Room G10, Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University
On 8-9 October 2015, PluriCourts and Temple University held a workshop on The Performance of International Courts, a forthcoming book edited by Theresa Squatrito, Oran Young, Geir Ulfstein, and Andreas Føllesdal, and published by Cambridge University Press. The project is motivated by the expansion of international courts and tribunals in recent decades, and the apparent variation in their performance. These developments raise several questions regarding how to conceptualize and measure international courts’ performance, what explains variation in their performance, and whether there are ways to improve their performance.
Read my blogpost on the workshop at http://www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/blog/guests/2015-10-27-performance-ics.html