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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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ICJ Media Review: Iraq asks UN for assistance in collecting evidence against Daesh

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:55

In this week’s review, news about the Stanisic and Simatovic retrial, the Al-Mahdi Reparations decision, Jovo Ostojic’s death and the ICTY, conviction for sheltering Mladic, investigations into Daesh in Iraq, and more

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ICJ Media Review: There is enough evidence to convict Assad, says war crimes expert Carla Del Ponte

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 22:36

In this week's review, news about the ICC’s new Libyan arrest warrant, the ICC and Colombia’s post-conflict justice, evidence on Ukrainian crimes give to the OTP, MICT and accused communications, Del Ponte’s Syria Inquiry resignation, the Mali attack on a peacekeeping base and more

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How the trial of Dominic Ongwen has shaped attitudes toward International Criminal Justice in Uganda

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:57
By Lino Owor Ogora
 
Uganda is currently the focus of two international criminal trials: that of Thomas Kwoyelo before the International Crimes Division (ICD) in Uganda, and Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Netherlands. Both Kwoyelo and Ongwen are charged with committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in northern Uganda while in the service of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). This has inevitably stirred debate in Uganda regarding which of the two courts is more effective, and shaped...

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ICJ Media Review: Witness testifies against Ongwen on orders to attack IDP camp for food

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about Gbagbo’s detention, amendment of the ICC regulations, testimony in Ongwen case, Stanisic and Simatovic retrial evidence decision, and more

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ICJ Media Review: ICC Trial Chamber finds South Africa in non-compliance but will not refer to UNSC

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the ICC’s decision on South Africa’s non-compliance, Bemba’s application on frozen assets, the appointment of the head of the Syria investigation panel, allegations of CAH in Mexico, Bemba’s appeal on reparation experts, and more

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ICC set to issue major ruling in legal and political dispute with South Africa

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:05

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) rule on Thursday whether South Africa had the obligation to arrest the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, during an official visit. What are the legal and political issues at stake?

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Appeals Chamber affirms ICC can try Bosco Ntaganda over rape of child soldiers

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 22:50

The Appeals Chamber has affirmed that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction over cases in which soldiers of an armed group commit war crimes against members of the same group. The decision puts to rest Bosco Ntaganda’s contention that the court based in The Hague lacks the mandate to try him over the alleged rape of child soldiers.

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ICJ Media Review: Trust Fund for Victims makes final submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about a MICT review for Ngirabatware, Defence and Prosecution closing arguments at the ECCC, reparations submissions in Al-Mahdi case, MICT response to detained Turkish Judge, ICC jurisdiction of war crimes of rape and sexual slavery of child soldiers, Bensouda on Gaddafi and Al-Tuhami and more

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