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Welcome to the two-tier ICC

Assembly of States Parties #ASP16 plenary session
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:49
By Janet Anderson
 
There will be a lot of celebration that it actually got through. “It’s down to the wire” tweeted Amanda Gharemani of the Canadian Centre for International Justice. 
 
There’s already a lot of ‘historic’ and ‘momentous’. But the agreement to activate a fourth crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC) – that of aggression, in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – is very limited. And those limitations reflect the current discussions and uncertainties about the ICC’s role that...

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ICJ Media Review: ICC prosecutor’s office publishes annual report on Preliminary Examinations

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 17:16

In this week's review, news about the ICC’s annual Preliminary Examination report, the Prosecutor’s decision on reconsideration of the preliminary examination concerning the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, calls to investigate crimes against humanity in the Philippines, submissions on the closing of the Colombia tribunal’s investigation against Meas Muth, and more

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Victims of the Russo-Georgian War want to see high-level perpetrators punished

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 03:57

Nika Jeiranashvili of the Open Society Georgia Foundation recently sat down for an interview with Justice Hub’s Janet Anderson in The Hague to talk about, among other things, why the ICC’s investigation into Georgian situation is special: “It represents the first time that the ICC has stepped outside Africa or that it will be the first time that the court will deal with an international conflict,” he said. This piece is a write-up of their conversation and is published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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ICJ Media review: Kosovo Tribunal President says Tribunal is ready to issue first indictments

Ekaterina Trendafilova
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:53

28 November 2017 – news about the courts - ICC Appeals Chamber issues questions for Bemba appeals hearing and Canadian suit on human rights violations in Eritrea to go forward

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ICJ Media Review: ICTY judgment finds Mladic guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:05

In this week's review, news about the Judgment against Mladic, Lubanga reparations, ICC and Afghanistan, experts on Ongwen mental health and possible CAH against migrants in slave trade

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Jimena Reyes of FIDH: If the ICC wants to keep its legitimacy it has to open a preliminary examination in Mexico

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 09:40

What to do about a country that has experienced 200,000 murders and 32,000 disappearances over the last 10 years? According to a new report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), together with several Mexican human rights organisations, murders and disappearances within the northern state of Coahuila de Zaragoza are not "solely attributable to drug cartels". Rather state authorities have "committed crimes against humanity in undeniable collusion with the Zetas cartel", And, later, the NGOs say, "state authorities responsible for law enforcement directly committed crimes against humanity through their Special Forces". Presenting the report in The Hague, FIDH - with signatures from about 100 Mexican NGOs, urged the prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary examination.

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ICJ Media Review: Accusations made about access to medical examination for Mladic ahead of Judgment

Ratko Mladic
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:19

In this week's review, news about the appeal on the Im Chaem case at the ECCC, Mladic and ICTY medical care, Bashir’s travels, Libyan victims appealing to the ICC, the UN Human Rights Committee and North Korea and the ICC’s agreement on prison conditions

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ICJ Media Review: ICC Judges authorize opening investigation in Burundi

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 17:16

In this week's review, news about the ICC decision to investigate Burundi crimes, the second decision on a reduction to Lubanga’s sentence, Brammertz on Croatia non-compliance and a visit to Sarajevo, the Bemba appeal and contextual elements of crimes against humanity, the ICC cooperation with UNESCO on cultural heritage and more

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Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi: “I plead guilty”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 06:44

By Anissa Barrak

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was convicted of the war crime of having deliberately directed the attacks that, in June and July 2012, led to the destruction of ten religious and historical monuments in Timbuktu (Mali), a World Heritage site since 1988. This is the first time that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been requested – in this case, by the State of Mali – to pass judgement on the destruction of cultural monuments, and the first time that it has categorized such acts as war crimes. On 27 September 2016, the ICC sentenced Al...

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ICJ Media Review: ICC Prosecutor submits request to open investigation into crimes in Afghanistan

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 18:45

In this week's review, news about the ICC Office of The Prosecutor’s request to open an investigation into crimes in Afghanistan, the trial of Eshetu Alemu on Ethiopia in The Hague, ICC Budget report recommendations, and ICC Symposium on cooperation and complementarity

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