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...
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
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
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?
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 22:18
By ICL Media Review
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 ...
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.
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
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 04:23
By ICL Media Review
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....
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
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