The Journal

In 2003, Antonio Cassese established the Journal of International Criminal Justice together with a group of distinguished colleagues, to address the major problems of justice from the angle of law, jurisprudence, criminology, penal philosophy, and the history of international judicial institutions. In this blog you can find information ‘around’ the Journal and its prizes. Please feel free to contribute by sending us your posts and comments.

Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize 2016

The Board of Editors of the Journal of International Criminal Justice awarded the Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize for 2016 to Mr Tilman Rodenhäuser for his essay, ‘Squaring the Circle? Prosecuting Sexual Violence against Child Soldiers by their “Own Forces”’, published in 14 JICJ (2016) 171–193.

Heartfelt reflections

This has, unfortunately, been a week for commemorating those who have passed before us.  This week my friend and co-author, Håkan Friman, passed away suddenly.   His passing has put me in mind lately of all the other wonderful souls I have had the good fortune to encounter in this field –  Medard Rwelimara, Hans-Peter Kaul, […]

A day of celebration with Baltasar Garzón and Antonio Cassese

 On 10 March 2010, a celebration was held at Villa Moynier, at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, to felicitate the winners of the Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize (JICJ) (2010) and the Antonio Cassese Prize for International Criminal Law Studies (2009-2010). The ceremony was attended by members of the […]

The beginning of an academic career and of the Antonio Cassese Prize

It is over a decade since I first met Nino. At the time, I knew him as a giant in the field of international law generally and international criminal law in particular. He was not only a leading scholar but the most important practitioner. At the same time, Nino was the spearhead of the Journal […]

Unexplored Outcomes of the ICTY judgment in Tadić… and of life

The paper with which I was awarded the prestigious Journal of International Criminal Justice prize,  ‘Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy’ ,  was based on my LL.M. thesis at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. This paper aims at reviewing what will be […]

Prize-giving ceremony for the 2011 JICJ Prize

The Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize for 2011 was awarded to Valentina Spiga for her article on ‘Non-retroactivity of Criminal Law: A New Chapter in the Hissène Habré Saga‘. In this article, Valentina Spiga puts forward a lucid, meticulously researched reading of a single legal twist in the long attempt to hold the former […]