Shannon Maree Torrens
Shannon Maree Torrens is an international and human rights lawyer from Sydney, Australia. She holds a PhD in international criminal law from the University of Sydney. She has worked at the UN international criminal courts for Rwanda, Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Yugoslavia, and with state engagement with the International Criminal Court.
Despite Australia’s history of support for human rights, a formal review offers a serious reality check.
In declining to investigate possible UK war crimes in Iraq, the ICC has dealt a blow to victims and its own reputation.
Will American hostility to the International Criminal Court, and exception from it, shift under a Biden administration?
An international investigation is the best way to address concern about the “war on drugs” in the Philippines.