Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 14:56
Justice Hub made a rare visit to the ICC Detention Unit. Many people imagine it's 'luxurious'. To try to dispel some of the myths, here's what we observed.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 08:21
In this week's review, news about the ICC Appeals Chamber’s Bemba et al., appeals judgments on conviction and sentence, the Katanga and Al-Mahdi decision on appeal of the Reparation Orders, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Trial Chamber’s decision on Oneissi’s Rule 167 application for acquittal, the ECCC’s decisions on the fitness of Samphan and Chea, UNHCHR’s last speech to the UNHR Council, and more
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...
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
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
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
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about communications in the Ugandan LRA rebels, lobby for reparations in ICC Mali case, possible Hague extradition for former Kosovo PM, Belgian war crimes suit against senior Israeli politician and more
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:07
A healthy debate on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is both necessary and important. However, we felt that the recent blog post, ‘The Al Mahdi Case: Stretching the Principles of the ICC to the Breaking Point?’ was off balance and needs to be addressed.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:02
Malian Islamist Ahmed al Faqi al Mahdi was today found guilty by judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and handed down a sentence of nine years for attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu. He had pled guilty and his trial last month only lasted three days.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:08
The trial of Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi has exposed tensions over the kinds of perpetrators that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to target. Al Mahdi, a member of Ansar Dine, plead guilty to the war crime of destroying religious sites in Timbuktu, Mali, becoming the first member to face allegations of cultural crimes before the ICC.