Antoine Bondaz: “China and North Korea are in hostage to each other”

by John Harrison. On January 10, 2016 North Korean announced it had successfully detonated its first hydrogen or “H” bomb. Although experts were more than sceptical about the veracity of the claim, international condemnation came thick and fast. With this announcement just two days after his birthday, the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un taunted the world, thumbing his nose at the UN Security Council ban … Continuer de lire Antoine Bondaz: “China and North Korea are in hostage to each other”

The UN and the ICC must speak with one voice

by Hervé Pugi. Too often considered as the strong arm of the Security Council, the International Criminal Court (ICC) actually works without a special mandate from the United Nations (UN).  This state of affairs was established by an agreement made on October 4th, 2004 regulating institutional relations between these two entities. In reality the court seems to be a kind of hostage (or willing victim) … Continuer de lire The UN and the ICC must speak with one voice