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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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ICJ Media Review: Dutchman to be tried in the Netherlands for war crimes during Ethiopian war

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 00:34

In this week's review, news about the deliberate famine as a war crime, Int’l Law Commission, war crimes trial in NL for Ethiopian war, ICC asset recovery conference, Sri Lankan transitional justice, finding on Liberian war crimes in the US and MICT project on DU video calls

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Letting Burundi go: ICC withdrawal test for international commitment to justice

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:05

As Burundi becomes the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, the withdrawal is a test case for the commitment of the international community to global justice. Will there be consequences for the country?

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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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