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

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,
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 14:56

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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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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African women serve in international courts due to their personal agency and not tokenism

Josephine Jarpa Dawuni - Howard University
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 20:39

Out of women judges, African women judges have been the largest group at the ICC in recent years. Josephine Jarpa Dawuni of Howard University explains why this is a reason to celebrate.

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ICJ Media Review: Case filed before Sierra Leone Supreme Court on behalf of victims of rape and torture

 Sierra Leone Supreme Court building
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:24

In this week's review, news about a case filed on behalf of Sierra Leone victims of rape and torture, calls for investigations on Myanmar by Special Rapporteur and Amnesty International, the UN investigation in DRC, and failure on accountability in Venezuela

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The Bemba Appeals Judgment: The ICC Facing the Tower of Babel?

The ICC Appeals Chamber that acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:14

Jacques B. Mbokani, a law professor at the University of Goma, examines the Jean-Pierre Bemba appeals judgment: "Anyone who does not have a personal interest in this case and who expected clarification from the Bemba judgment on the definition of crimes against humanity and the conditions for command responsibility would find himself confused by the harsh division of the appeals judges, each side being so sure of itself that it blames the other for making “serious errors.”

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ICJ Media Review: EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) mandate to end on 14th June 2020

EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX)
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:10

In this week's review, news about the ICC invitation of Myanmar Rohingya jurisdiction submissions, Bensouda’s address to the UN Security Council on Darfur, the US’s withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, the new head of the Lebanon tribunal Defence Office, the end of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) mandate and more

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Tackling the big issues in International Criminal Justice

Annual International Bar Association (IBA) Conference on International Criminal Law
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 14:30

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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ICJ Media Review: Saif Gaddafi defence challenge admissibility of ICC case

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 07:52

In this week's review, news about the Gaddafi admissibility challenge, interim release of Bemba and victims’ reparations, Special Tribunal for Lebanon final brief and closing presentations schedule, Amicus Curiae in Rohingya jurisdiction question and Jordan Article 87(7) appeal, German arrest warrant for Syrian official 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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Former Canadian Justice Minister: Venezuela should be referred to the ICC

Irwin Cotler - Canada’s former justice minister
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:32

A panel of three independent international experts appointed by the Secretary-General of Organization of American States (OAS) to look into whether crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela have recommended that the country be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Hub recently spoke to one of the experts, Irwin Cotler, on what motived their decision.

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