ICC Appeals Chamber: Heads of State Have No Immunity under Customary International Law Before International Tribunals

This EJIL: Talk! blog post by Dapo Akande draws attention to a recent decision of the ICC’s Appeals Chamber, which appears to indicate that – under customary international law – Heads of State have no immunity from criminal prosecution in international criminal courts. At the time of writing, the full judgment was not yet available, but Professor Akande notes that the UNGA will likely be asked to request an advisory opinion from the ICJ on this issue.