Monday, May 22, 2017 - 19:37
The ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has told the UN that she is looking at what's happening in Libya, particularly the alleged crimes against migrants that include killings, rapes and torture with a view to potentially opening up an investigation. But Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein argues that she has no jurisdiction.
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the ICC Trust Fund for Victims, Nuon Chea’s closing brief, the ICTY and Popovic, Mladic’s provisional release request, the ICC’s Chambers Practice Manual, appeal brief in the ICC contempt case, Bashir’s travel, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Brazil and more
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecutor’s statement on Libya, the ICC’s rejection of Bemba’s reparation request, Austria’s conviction in domestic court for Syrian war crimes, Serbia and the vacant war crimes prosecutor position, Argentinian legislation on human rights abusers’ sentences, and more.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the appeal judgment against Habre, the ICC’s unsealed warrant against Gaddafi’s chief of internal security, Rwanda’s genocide conviction, the ICC’s new enforcement agreement with Sweden, Gambia and accountability, and more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:20
For nearly four decades Afghanistan has been engulfed in a complex series of armed conflicts, international interventions and religious and political extremism. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC stated in November 2016 that a final decision whether to request the Pre-Trial Chamber to authorise a full-fledged investigation in Afghanistan would be taken “imminently.” This announcement had raised hopes within the Afghan human rights community, as few possibilities for justice are available nationally or internationally for victims of crimes committed by Afghan nationals or foreign combatants (including from the United States) on Afghan territory. However, in spite of the 2016 announcement, the OTP has not yet requested authorisation from ICC judges to open a full investigation .
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:09
As the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen continues before the International Criminal Court (ICC), people in northern Uganda are still divided on whether or not his trial is justified.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about Uganda’s search for Kony, Argentina signing an enforcement agreement with the ICC, mass graves found in DRC, Ntaganda decision on prior recorded testimony, Tunisia’s acceptance of direct access to the African Court, Holocaust files opened to the public, the ICJ’s provisional measures in Ukraine v. Russia, and more
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about Gotovina charges, timing for ICC Contempt appeal, African Court direct access, South Sudan genocide claims, and more
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 17:19
Last week at The Hague, South Africa finally got a chance to explain its failure to arrest wanted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir back in 2015. The timing could have been better. A combination of unexpected political and economic developments conspired to present South Africa before the International Criminal Court (ICC) when the “Rainbow nation” wasn’t feeling particularly good about itself.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00
In this week's review, South Africa appears before the ICC, the UN investigation into the Syria chemical attack, arguments around Bosnian Serb general’s request for provisional release, and more