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Samar Al-Bulushi

Imagining Justice Beyond the ICC

[The building of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

The International Criminal Court’s acquittal of Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo on 18 December did not exactly make headlines in Palestine. Ngudjolo was accused of commanding fighters who raped and hacked to death approximately two hundred people, including children, in a single day in February 2003. Arguing that witness statements were unreliable, ICC judges determined that the Court did not have sufficient evidence to prove Ngudjolo’s complicity in these crimes. ...

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Samar Al-Bulushi


Samar Al-Bulushi is a doctoral student in the Anthropology Department at Yale University. Her research is focused on transnational governance, Islam, and the ‘war on terror’ in East Africa.