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ICJ Media Review: ICC judges hear closing arguments in Ntaganda trial

Bosco Ntanganda
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 10:27

In this week's review, news about closing arguments in the Ntaganda trial, hearing scheduled for Jordan / Bashir appeal, resentencing in Bemba et al scheduled, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) releases legal briefing note on genocide, UN Fact Finding Mission makes findings on Myanmar genocide, possible war crimes in Yemen and more.

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ICJ Media Review: South Africa reconsiders ICC withdrawal

Cyril Ramaphosa -The President of the Republic of South Africa
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:37

In this week's review, news about a second arrest warrant for Al-Werfalli, the appeal of Cambodia tribunal co-prosecutor on Im Chaem case closure, the MICT’s decision on Simatovic’s request for confidential info, Ntaganda closing statements schedule, the ICC Prosecutor's submissions on sentencing in Bemba et al, contempt case and more

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Bemba’s lawyer: The fact that there are victims doesn't mean that the man in the dock is guilty

Peter Haynes QC - United Kingdom
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 15:25

We speak to Peter Haynes QC, Jean-Pierre Bemba's lead lawyer at the ICC, hot on the heels of his client’s acquittal and interim release.

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DRC activist: The ICC needs to urgently intervene in the Congo

Paul Nsapu, President of the Congolese NGO League of Electors and Secretary-General of the Africa
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 06:22

The International Criminal Court's list of who's been prosecuted in dominated by people from the Democratic Republic of Congo. But local human rights activists say that's not enough, and are pressurising the court to intervene again. In February, a team from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) came to the ICC in The Hague. Paul Nsapu, President of the Congolese NGO League of Electors and on of the Secretary-Generals of the FIDH, was at the meeting. In this interview, Nsapu explains what local human rights activists expect from the ICC in response to continued human rights abuses.

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ICJ Media Review: Appeal Court in Nairobi orders Al-Bashir’s arrest next time he visits Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:45

In this week's review, news about appealing the ICC’s decision on Jordan’s noncompliance, Ntaganda’s restricted communications, ECCC decision on Co-Prosecutor’s appeal on investigations on sexual violence, the Kosovo Tribunal’s Prosecutor leaving, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) defence on lack of evidence, Fujimori to stand trial again, Kenyan AC ordering Bashir’s arrest and more

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Under the Sky, One should be equal as long as Human Being. Underprivileged social class, Before the birth, even after the death, this underprivileged group should follow the pre-framed given route. Upon realizing that crossing the given route is limited, its trial object would be named as ‘Betrayer’ or targeted as ‘Gov. Sanction’. Extending of this status, urged and resulted let David create hand written images between # 1 and # 58. Still, there, no one, no response, no way to get out, its condition is extended. Its usefulness, it condition should be extended as usual. David D Y Choi , Feb., 2018 ( e-mail ; duly@gmx.com, or cdyera@yandex.com ) Personal URL : http://www.cdyera.wordpress.com ( at URL, on the bottom site, linked images are available )

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 08:16
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The Kavumu trial: Complementarity in action in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Kavumu - DRC
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:25

Between early 2013 and June 2016, in the village of Kavumu, a few dozen kilometers from Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, as many as 40 young girls whose ages ranged from 18 months to 10 years old were abducted and raped before being returned to their families. On December 13, 2017 11 Congolese militia members and a provincial lawmaker Frederic Batumike were found guilty of murder and rape as crimes against humanity. This is the story of how the women of Kavumu finally got justice.

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Under the Sky, One should be equal as long as Human Being. Underprivileged social class, Before the birth, even after the death, this underprivileged group should follow the pre-framed given route. Upon realizing that crossing the given route is limited, its trial object would be named as ‘Betrayer’ or targeted as ‘Gov. Sanction’. Extending of this status, urged and resulted let David create hand written images between # 1 and # 58. Still, there, no one, no response, no way to get out, its condition is extended. Its usefulness, it condition should be extended as usual. David D Y Choi , Mar., 2018 ( e-mail ; duly@gmx.com, or cdyera@yandex.com ) Personal URL : http://www.cdyera.wordpress.com ( at URL, on the bottom site, linked images are available )

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 08:18
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Peaceful nations are all alike; every unstable nation is unstable in its own way

Steve Killelea Australia
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:08

By Janet Anderson

What makes one nation more peaceful or stable than the next? Steve Killelea, the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace believes that he has cracked the code that explains why some nations are more prone to instability than others. Killelea believes it all comes down to eight different elements which add up to contribute to a country’s “positive peace” score.

The elements are “a well-functioning government, low levels of corruption, strong business environment,...

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ICJ Media Review: ICC requests Kazakhstan's cooperation in the arrest and surrender of Omar al-Bashir

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:14

In this week's review, news about the Ntaganda and a ‘no case to answer’ motion at the ICC, Stanisic and Simatovic retrial testimony, ICC and Kazakhstan cooperation on Bashir, Burundi CAH and the ICC, an ICTR convict in US Court and more

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Appeals Chamber affirms ICC can try Bosco Ntaganda over rape of child soldiers

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 22:50

The Appeals Chamber has affirmed that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction over cases in which soldiers of an armed group commit war crimes against members of the same group. The decision puts to rest Bosco Ntaganda’s contention that the court based in The Hague lacks the mandate to try him over the alleged rape of child soldiers.

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Monday, January 29, 2018 - 09:58
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Overview of the ICC Prosecution’s case against Bosco Ntaganda

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 17:58

On February 16, 2017, the last prosecution witness to testify against former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded giving evidence. Ntaganda’s trial began in September 2015, and in the 17 months since the opening of the prosecution’s case at the court based in The Hague, prosecutors called 71 individuals to give testimony. This article gives an overview of the prosecution evidence heard in open session during the trial.

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