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The Kosovo Specialist Chambers works to get off the ground

President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 15:54

In The Hague, a new court for the prosecution of international crimes has been established and is currently working to become operational. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers were created by the parliament of Kosovo to try grave crimes committed between 1998 and 2000. This week, the registrar and the prosecutor for the first time spoke about their plans for the future.

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People in North Kivu in the DRC wonder where is the ICC?

Congolese soldiers on patrol near Bunia
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:09

For more than 20 years, various rebel forces have been fighting in the North Kivu region in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to civil society organisations, they’re committing war crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

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Article 15 (mis)communication

An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 13:08

Last week, social media was buzzing with reports that the International Criminal Court might launch a probe into South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. The whole thing kicked off when a Nigerian group passed on documents to the ICC, claiming Zwelithini used hate speech to encourage his people to commit crimes against humanity.

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Command responsibility – can Bemba be found guilty?

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:05

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to deliver its judgment against the Congolese politician and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo in the near future.

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A day at the ECCC - The boy who saw everything

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:34

The Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia started up again recently after the defence lifted their boycott of the proceedings. Two former Khmer Rouge leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, are accused of the mass murder of ethnic Vietnamese and Muslims in the 1970s. Kaj Jalving attended a hearing last week and wrote down his impressions of the day.

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Background to the Jean-Pierre Bemba case

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 13:10

On November 12 and 13, 2014, the International Criminal Court will hear the closing arguments in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Bemba, a former vice president, businessman, and militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity,

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Dear Francis, Thanks for your questions. We tried to answer them as best as possible here: https://justicehub.org/article/you-q-we-bemba-case

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 14:32
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Thanks Francis, we'll take your questions and find clear answers for you next week. Watch this space! JH

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 09:28
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Thanks @Sophie, I tried to read some information bout todays hearing but, hearing the prosecutor's stating that Bemba knew or at least he should have known that his soldiers would commit these crimes but he did not do anything to stop them. My question is, could Bemba be able to have an effective control of soldiers far from his headquarter in another country? Is there a confusion between Bemba's responsibility in Dr Congo and CAR? I reasonably think that in this trial, we should have seen at least two or more CAR authorities(Patasse side and Bozize side). In fact, there was war between Patasse and Bozize( if I am not becoming stupid, both had an effective control of soldiers in the battlefield) Why prosecutors are focused in Bemba? I think that if Bemba is guilty, that means that when a country sends soldiers under United Nations mission, and if some of them commit crimes, the president of their country of origin will be judged as commander in chef and put in jail.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 23:32
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ISIS human rights violations worse than Assad's?

State Department wants to stop funding human rights investigations in Syria and use the money to investigate ISIS crimes in Iraq
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 14:14

A justice mechanism to deal with the Syrian conflict has seemed low on the world’s agenda. This week brought news of US government funding cuts for a widely commended NGO gathering Syrian war crimes evidence.

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Remembering victims of violence

Omarska Camp - 20 year Commemoration
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 14:14

How the victims of violence are remembered can be hugely controversial. A plaque? A statue? What should it say about what happened? What if there’s no general acceptance of who was responsible for what happened?

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New Islamic State: crimes against humanity?

New Islamic State: crimes against humanity?Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:03

The United Nation’s human rights chief has accused the Islamic State of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq and Syria.

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The slow wheels of justice in Cambodia

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:23

The two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge have been convicted of crimes against humanity.

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