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Weekly ICJ Media Review: Ratko Mladic Trial Judgment to be delivered on 22 November

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 22:18

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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 ...

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The ICC can use its own rules to issue preventative statements

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:54

How can an extra power that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has be used to put pressure on a state to prevent atrocities from being committed.

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ICJ Media Review: ICC issues statement responding to allegations concerning Ocampo and Libya

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 15:55

In this week's review, news about the ICC decision on deceased victim procedure, Gbagbo’s notice of appeal on detention rejection, the Stanisic and Simatovic retrial, the ICC Georgia investigation, Ntaganda agreed facts, Naser Oric’s acquittal and more

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ICJ Media Review: ICC decides to continue detention of Laurent Gbagbo

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 04:23

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In this week's review, news about evidence in the Ongwen case, Gbagbo detention, Stanisic provisional release, submissions on Lubanga sentence, Benouda at the UN GA meeting and more

ICC Trial Chamber orders publication of public evidence from Ongwen case

On 25 September, Judge Betram Schmitt, acting on behalf of Trial Chamber IX of the ICC issued a decision in regards to the prosecution’s submission of public redacted versions of 17 testimonies in the case of The Prosecutor v....

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ICC and who’s next: “If nothing happens we will think there are double standards”

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 18:14

By Janet H. Anderson

Every few weeks it seems one NGO or another is lobbying to get its issue onto the agenda of the ICC’s prosecutor. It’s a tribute to the way that the ICC has come to be seen as an avenue for justice.  But it also means that there’s a lot of noise, without necessarily much actual action.

Take this month’s crop of ‘the ICC must investigate’ news: Venezuela, for example

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ICJ Media Review: Palestinian NGOs submit 700-page Israeli war crimes evidence to ICC 

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 05:56

In this week's review, news about the ICC and Bashir visit to Jordan, the Commission of Inquiry’s report on Burundi, the Ntaganzwa genocide trial in Rwanda, a Palestinian submission for the ICC Preliminary Examination, ICC Judicial candidates, CAH convictions and sentences in Argentina, and Bensouda’s visit to Colombia

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ICJ Media Review: UN human rights chief calls for probe into possible abuses by Venezuelan security forces

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 15:48

In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecution and Al-Werfalli, observations on reducing Lubanga’s sentence, UK police to probe UAE torture, Venezuela human rights, and Australian to investigate armed forces for war crimes

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Kenya’s Supreme Court facing pressure from the same forces that fought (and won) against the ICC

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto display their certificates after being declared the winners of the August 8th presidential election. The Supreme Court of Kenya later nullified their win. (Photo: Statehouse Nairobi/Facebook)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:44

Kenya’s Supreme Court recently stunned the world by nullifying the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term as president. Kenya’s top court found that the August 8th presidential election had failed to meet the standards set in the country’s constitution. Now there is a campaign to discredit the Supreme Court that is being led by the same forces that helped destroy the Kenyan cases at the ICC.

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Katanga victims’ reparations plan unveiled. Those resettled in Europe and America to receive additional funds

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:10
By Wairagala Wakabi
 
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) has published a plan for implementing reparation awards to 297 victims of crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader German Katanga. According to an order by ICC judges, each victim will receive an individual symbolic compensation of US$250, while housing and educational assistance, income-generating activities, and psychological rehabilitation will form the collective reparations.
 
In March 2014, Katanga was found guilty of...

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ICJ Media Review: Victims and family members begin testifying at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

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

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