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Week 48 - ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 14:16

In this week's review, news about the Ongwen upcoming trial, Malian domestic war crimes trial, ICTY arrest warrants, ECCC testimony, the new MICT Registrar, criminal complaint against Assad in Germany, IACHR case on Mexico, arrested Turkish MICT Judge, and more.

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Week 47 – ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 14:38

In this week's review, news about the ECCC appeals judgment, UN Inquiry on Burundi, African Court’s jurisdiction, an apology on the Rwandan genocide, the ICC OTP’s policy on children, N. Korea crimes, and more.

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Tough love, threats and hope at ASP 15

ASP 15 session
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 18:00

The just concluded fifteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP 15) couldn’t have come at a better time. With Burundi, South Africa and Gambia announcing that they would be quitting the ICC just weeks before, the annual meeting of states parties found the world’s first permanent international criminal tribunal in the throes of existential angst. The Court badly needed affirmations of support from member states in attendance at the ASP 15.

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Three proposals to keep South Africa in the International Criminal Court

Jacob Zuma
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 12:37

The clock is ticking. In just about eleven and a half months, South Africa is set to officially withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Here at the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), though, the overall feeling is optimistic.

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Peter Sabiiti

I don't find a point in the article. Where are the three reasons??? Africa because of selective application of the ICC's version of Justice. Let it first issue a warrant of arrest against Blair and Bush, that's when we shall know that it can bite.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 10:50
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ICL Media Review - Week 46

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 13:54

In this week's review, news about the ICC OTP Preliminary Examination report, Russia’s ICC signature withdrawal, the start of the ASP session in The Hague, Bashir’s travel plans, Ntaganda request for urgent stay, Ongwen decision on legal representation for victims, and more.

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ICL Media Review - Week 45

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 13:28

In this week's review, news about the ICC and the Libya situation, Bemba’s Notice of Appeal against Article 70 judgment, Article 70 in the Ntaganda case, the EU’s war crimes report on the Balkans and more.

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The Irony... How South Africa and Burundi withdrawals could undermine anti-ICC movement

President Jacob Zuma, President Goodluck Jonathan, President Salva Kirr, President Joseph Kabila and other African heads of states at the inauguration ceremony of Uhuru Kenyatta
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 15:18

It’s now been a few weeks since Burundi and South Africa signalled their intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). But so far, the widespread, doomsday predictions of an Africa-wide mass departure from the ICC has failed to materialize.

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ICL Media Review – Week 44

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 18:14

In this week's review, news about statements from the ICC President and UN Secretary General on ICC withdrawals, the death of an ICTR convict, Kenya and Sudan, the ICC’s decision on prior recorded testimony, ICC Prosecution’s intercept evidence in the Ongwen case and war crimes charge against Limaj.

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Nuradin Abdella...

ICC is the hope of poor and innocent people's in the world. They have to come clear if they don't have authority to lockup the mass murderers Africa leaders. Please don't allow the murderers to leave ICC.they are all mass killers bring them to justice . especially the current Ethiopia regime the genociders to justice.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 07:03
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ICL Media Review – Week 43

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 13:07

In this week's review, news about ICC withdrawals and ASP reactions, ECCC testimony on forced marriage, Lubanga reparations, the trial of Simone Gbagbo and more.

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Five Thoughts on South Africa, Burundi, and ICC Withdrawals

President Omar al-Bashir and President Jacob Zuma
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:45

Contrary to the suggestion of some, the dust on South Africa’s and Burundi’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has not settled. It won't for some time. These two withdrawals have sparked an intense debate on the future of the ICC. Many observers have already provided cogent commentary since South Africa deposited its notice of withdrawal to the United Nations Secretary General. In this post, I want to offer and add a few thoughts on what South Africa’s and Burundi’s decisions mean.

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B.A. Wabala

While it's right for Africa to push for reform in the World's Court tht seems to be stuck in the post world war 2 , it's important also to view the consequences of the withdrawal to the African people, whose rights have been violated and yet to be gravely violated. It's undoubtedly true that Both the ICC prosecution's office as well as The Security Council are biased, precisely failing to act on Syria situation. It's clear to everyone that there are bullies. The untouchable... but then let us evaluate the situation here at home. There are serious problems. We cannot deny that and the existence of a problem elsewhere doesn't mean we have none here at home. The reasons that made African countries sign for the Rome Statute haven't changed. It's only that African leaders want to prepare a platform to perpetrate illegality with impunity. After all that's what is reigning supreme in Africa. Sudan, Ivory Cost, South Sudan you name it... For the sake of the victims. And from there perspective eyes... let's not move out.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:21
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Lury Nkouessom

I am not a fan of the ICC and international justice in general. The double standard is so obvious in those. The concept of international justice in itself is laudavke but in practuce it's selectiveness defeats its promise. Powrful countries such as the US and India are not members of the ICC, yet we have seen the US calling on people to be prosecuted by the Court. The court has been unable to bring western countries to book for their international crimes. That is in and of itself a stain on its legacy thus far. Some people argue that the ICC does not specifically target African countries but instead those African countries are the ones inviting the court's investigatikn and prosecution. While this is true in principle, in practice though, those african countries inviting the court do so more often to gain political clout over their opponents. It is the justice of the victors. This us what happened in the Ivory Coast for example. None of president Ouattara political allies were targetted by the ICC although clearly atrocities were committed on both sides. African countries who remain in the ICC only do so because eventually they will need the ICC as a political tool to pressure and witch-hunt their political opponents. I think it is about time all African countries withdraw from that court until some serious reforms are carried out.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:19
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