Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 15:03
Ivory Coast’s “trial of the century” is now in its third week. The former president Laurent Gbagbo and his minister Charles Blé Goudé are on trial at the International Criminal Court for their alleged involvement in Ivory Coast’s post-election violence in 2010-2011, which left over 3000 people dead.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 13:07
Observing the proceedings at the International Criminal Court usually means that one looks for a needle in a haystack: the small things that are either extremely interesting or controversial. It’s rare that a single week, let alone one week of a single trial, encapsulates some of the most exciting and interesting aspects of the ICC.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:31
Is international criminal justice worth spying on? Do states invest in penetrating the halls of international criminal tribunals with their intelligence officers?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:35
Justice Hub’s sister site, Ivoire Justice, organised one of the only public screenings of the first day of the trial of the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, at the ICC. A group of young bloggers was invited to attend the session.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:00
It was D-Day today for Ivory Coast and the ICC. After over four years of preliminaries, former president Laurent Gbagbo and his lieutenant Chales Blé Goudé are finally facing the Office of the Prosecutor on trial. They are accused of crimes against humanity, allegedly committed during the 2010/2011 post-electoral crisis.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 08:22
The International Criminal Court faces difficult decisions regarding which cases it takes on. The former prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, was in favour of multiplying activities in order to increase the impact of the Court. Fatou Bensouda has adopted a different approach, trying to balance the quantity and quality of the work, carefully expanding the number of investigations.. Justice Hub spoke to Michel de Smedt, the ICC's Head of Investigations about these issues.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:42
On the morning of 30 April 2004. Nara Adong woke up to terrible news. The night before, Lord’s Resistance Army rebels had attacked her village and two of her sons, she found out, had been killed during a brutal massacre of civilians. I met her in early December of last year at an event to unveil a monument marking the massacre at Odek.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 14:59
It’s been a year in the making. 21 January 2016 marked the start of the confirmation of charges hearings against Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court. Ongwen was surrendered to the Court almost a year ago, and his hearing has been one of the most discussed and anticipated over the last few months.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 16:55
Instead of shying away from the elephant in the room at Thursday's confirmation of charges hearing of accused Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, the prosecution tackled one of the most sensitive points of the case head on: that Ongwen was himself abducted and forced to become a child soldier.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 14:36
Countless hours have been spent speculating what the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court will do next. Will there be an investigation into crimes allegedly committed by the current Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara? What will be the next investigation into the Democratic Republic of Congo? Why does it take so long for a case to get to trial?