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Thomas Kwoyelo

A trial for history: Thomas Kwoyelo in Uganda

In a first for Uganda, the International Crimes Division (ICD) opened this week the main war crimes trial in the case of former Lord's Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo. This piece answers questions that readers might have about the trial.

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International Court of Justice Chamber

Hague court could give Iran a moral victory over the US (Part 3)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the third in a three-part series, looks at the possible outcomes of Iran’s legal gambit.

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International Court of Justice judges

Iran wants Hague court to dull the impact of US sanctions (Part 2)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the second in a three-part series, explains how the International Court of Justice works

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International Court of Justice, the Hague

Lawfare: Iran-US nuclear deal row to play out in Hague Courtroom (Part I)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the first in a three-part series, gives readers some background information on how this dispute ended up in The Hague

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Rohingya Muslims

“Bound to create unreasonable expectations”: Reactions to ICC judges’ decision on Myanmar Rohingya deportations

The judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that the court has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. But not everyone thinks it’s a good move by the court.

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The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya

Transitional justice: lessons from Kenya on what works, and what doesn’t

As transitional justice efforts have become more widespread, their mandates have also become increasingly ambitious. They are now often called on to reveal the truth about past injustices, to see that justice is done, and to reconcile individuals and communities. But it’s increasingly evident that these mechanisms often fall far short of such lofty goals.

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Omar al-Bashir

Fugitive Turned Peacemaker: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Continues to Visit Uganda Despite ICC Arrest Warrants

By Lino Owor Ogora

Earlier this month, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir defied his two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal...

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Thomas Kwoyelo

Confirmation of Charges Hearing against Thomas Kwoyelo in Ugandan Court Postponed Indefinitely; Judiciary Cites Lack of Funds

By Lino Owor Ogora

The confirmation of charges hearing against Thomas Kwoyelo, which was scheduled to start on Monday, July 23, has been postponed...

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The entrance of Scheveningen Prison in The Hague. The ICC Detention Centre is located within the Scheveningen Prison complex but it is run with its own rules and regulations,

10 things you didn’t know about the ICC’s detention centre

Justice Hub made a rare visit to the ICC Detention Unit. Many people imagine it's 'luxurious'. To try to dispel some of the myths, here's what we observed.

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Annual International Bar Association (IBA) Conference on International Criminal Law

Tackling the big issues in International Criminal Justice

There are big questions facing the world of justice. At the annual International Bar Association (IBA) Conference on International Criminal Law the current issues such as terrorism and the permissible use of force, the new ICC crime of aggression, the role truth plays in the justice process, and whether the future of international criminal law will be in domestic courts were all deliberated.

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Jean-Pierre Bemba

Bemba Acquitted of War Crimes at the ICC

We lay out the reasons why the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has overturned Jean-Pierre Bemba’s conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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