Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 20:49
At the thirtieth summit of the African Union (AU) last month, African states took a bold decision. They agreed to ask the United Nations General Assembly to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the issue of head of state immunity. For years now, this has been an ongoing point of contention for many states in their relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). So what’s behind the AU’s decision and what does it tell us about the ICC and its relationship with African states?
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 13:45
In this week's review, news about Haradin Bala, Bashir meeting Guterres, Ntaganda submissions on closing statements in DRC, Bensouda’s call for Al-Werfalli’s arrest, Ongwen submissions on fair trial violations, Jordan and Article 87(7), a Mali Commission of Inquiry and more
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 08:04
In this week's review, news about the close of the prosecution case the Ayyash et al case at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, an ICC Preliminary Examination on the Philippines and Venezuela, the surrender of ICC suspect Al-Werfalli, Mladic submissions on mental capacity, the Pre-Trial Chamber’s request for more info on Afghanistan Situation, the African Union’s intention for an ICJ Advisory Opinion on head of state immunity, the legality of the Fujimori pardon at the IACHR, movement for an African Court on international crimes and more
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 20:54
Pilirani Khoza, a Malawian delegate at the African Union - European Union Summit in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire , told Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Halbe Zijlstra her views on what young people in Africa need.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 22:40
It’s time for a shake up in international arbitration. For too long, Africa and other regions of the world have punched below their weight on matters of continental and international arbitration. People like Senegalese Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue of the University of Geneva think it’s time things changed.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 14:48
At the end of last month,, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) handed down an unprecedented ten decisions. These decisions, made up of judgements, requests for advisory opinions and applications for interpretation of past judgements each all deserve to be examined in detail. This article by Oliver Windridge does just that.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:05
As Burundi becomes the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, the withdrawal is a test case for the commitment of the international community to global justice. Will there be consequences for the country?
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 22:18
By ICL Media Review
Ratko Mladic Trial Judgment to be delivered on 22 November
On 18 October, the Trial Chamber of the ICTY announced the date and time of the pronouncement of the judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić, set for Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at 10am. The former Bosnian Serb commander faces up to life imprisonment on two counts of genocide and nine counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Following his arrest in 2011 after being 16 years on the run, his trial ...
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 11:48
By Brian Obara
Some things are impossible until they happen. Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator, evaded justice for almost three decades. Many of his victims had lost hope that he would ever be brought to justice let alone that it could happen on African soil. But the impossible did happen and Habré will now spend the rest of his natural life in a Senegalese jail thanks to a sentence passed by the Extraordinary African Chambers or Chambres...
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 15:56
In this week's review, news about Serbia seeking Mladic release, Victim testimony at the STL, ICC cooperation requests on Al-Werfalli, a Bemba et al leave to reply decision, a human rights report on Venezuela, war crimes arrest in Kosovo, a Sri Lankan ambassadors implication in war crimes, and more