Susan M. Akram

Susan M. Akram is a Clinical Professor at the Boston University School of Law.

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"In undermining its work, the Trump administration claims to protect American security," writes Akram. "But if the U.S. won’t cooperate with the ICC in international criminal investigations of its own citizens, other countries are less likely to help when the U.S. wants terrorists and war criminals brought to justice." (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
US Punishes International Criminal Court for Investigating Potential War Crimes in Afghanistan
The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it’s taking aim at the International Criminal Court , a global tribunal that investigates and prosecutes war crimes, torture, and genocide. Claiming the ICC’s investigation into alleged war...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Syria Continues to Bleed While the Middle East Closes its Doors
There are many points on which to find agreement with James Hathaway’s recent piece in this debate—particularly the continued relevance of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Yet the article’s conclusions and recommendations contrast starkly with an earlier proposal made in 1997 where he argued that the...
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