Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 20:49
At the thirtieth summit of the African Union (AU) last month, African states took a bold decision. They agreed to ask the United Nations General Assembly to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the issue of head of state immunity. For years now, this has been an ongoing point of contention for many states in their relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). So what’s behind the AU’s decision and what does it tell us about the ICC and its relationship with African states?
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:45
In this week's review, news about appealing the ICC’s decision on Jordan’s noncompliance, Ntaganda’s restricted communications, ECCC decision on Co-Prosecutor’s appeal on investigations on sexual violence, the Kosovo Tribunal’s Prosecutor leaving, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) defence on lack of evidence, Fujimori to stand trial again, Kenyan AC ordering Bashir’s arrest and more
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 13:45
In this week's review, news about Haradin Bala, Bashir meeting Guterres, Ntaganda submissions on closing statements in DRC, Bensouda’s call for Al-Werfalli’s arrest, Ongwen submissions on fair trial violations, Jordan and Article 87(7), a Mali Commission of Inquiry and more
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:19
In this week's review, news about the appeal on the Im Chaem case at the ECCC, Mladic and ICTY medical care, Bashir’s travels, Libyan victims appealing to the ICC, the UN Human Rights Committee and North Korea and the ICC’s agreement on prison conditions
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:14
In this week's review, news about the Ntaganda and a ‘no case to answer’ motion at the ICC, Stanisic and Simatovic retrial testimony, ICC and Kazakhstan cooperation on Bashir, Burundi CAH and the ICC, an ICTR convict in US Court and more
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?
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
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.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 14:40
The campaign against Omar al-Bashir racked up an impressive win this week. In the latest development in an ongoing legal tug-of-war, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the government of South Africa had acted unlawfully when it refused to detain and surrender Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) during a visit to the country last June.