A fly on the wall of the International Criminal Court

By Matthew Richards Bright lights, straight lines, glass booths. There’s no room for distractions when it comes to delivering international justice. Up in the viewing platform, the public watches the proceedings unfold from behind large, transparent windows. They eye the smartly dressed individuals working studiously behind banks of computers. “Microphone,” says the Judge wearily, interrupting…

Cynics in the ICC

By Alissea Melchiorre, Bala Chambers, Ines Mette, James Field   A day in the ICC: Never meet your Heroes It’s almost impossible to enter the ICC without being marvelled and inspired by what the international community has come together to build, in the name of justice, even in the gloomy rain and cloud covering The…

The Reluctant Remainer

By Matt Richards Hamish Mardell opens the door to his student room. Crammed inside: a sofa, armchair, coffee table, bed, wardrobe, chair, desk, golf clubs, shelves. A Union Jack hangs prominently on one wall. The eighteen-year-old British student arrived at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands two months ago, and will stick around for…