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Continued hope for ICC's “imminent” investigation in Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:20

For nearly four decades Afghanistan has been engulfed in a complex series of armed conflicts, international interventions and religious and political extremism. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC stated in November 2016 that a final decision whether to request the Pre-Trial Chamber to authorise a full-fledged investigation in Afghanistan would be taken “imminently.” This announcement had raised hopes within the Afghan human rights community, as few possibilities for justice are available nationally or internationally for victims of crimes committed by Afghan nationals or foreign combatants (including from the United States) on Afghan territory. However, in spite of the 2016 announcement, the OTP has not yet requested authorisation from ICC judges to open a full investigation .

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Just or Unjust? Mixed Reactions on Whether Ongwen Should be on Trial

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:09

As the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen continues before the International Criminal Court (ICC), people in northern Uganda are still divided on whether or not his trial is justified.

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WEEK 16 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about Uganda’s search for Kony, Argentina signing an enforcement agreement with the ICC, mass graves found in DRC, Ntaganda decision on prior recorded testimony, Tunisia’s acceptance of direct access to the African Court, Holocaust files opened to the public, the ICJ’s provisional measures in Ukraine v. Russia, and more

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WEEK 15 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

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

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Non-compliance: Why South Africa’s penance should be brief and painless

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.

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Week 14 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00

In this week's review, South Africa appears before the ICC, the UN investigation into the Syria chemical attack, arguments around Bosnian Serb general’s request for provisional release, and more

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Syria and accountability

OPCW inspector in the field
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 13:58

The news of a suspected chemical weapons attack in a small Syrian town has shocked many. According to a monitoring group - the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - 72 people, were killed including 20 children. As a crime, there is always some expectation of justice and of holding people accountable for acts like this. But this is Syria. And accountability is a problem, even now, six years into the war.

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Week 13 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 17:38

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In this week's review, Ivory Coast’s former first lady is acquitted, Sudan’s president wanted for genocide travels to Jordan, reparations for war crimes victims in DR Congo from the ICC and more

Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of crimes against humanity

A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The charges were based on Gbagbo’s alleged role in organising post-...

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What legacy for the ICTY in the Balkans?

Prlic et al at the ICTY
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:43

Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have been hearing this week arguments about the convictions for war crimes in 2013 of six former high ranking Bosnian Croats. They received a total of 111 years in the original verdict for forcibly removing Bosniaks in an attempt to create a ‘Greater Croatia’ during the 1990’s. Their war crimes and crimes against humanity included murders, rapes, sexual assault and deportations.

Their appeal – and the strong support for it in Croatia - is one example of how the tribunal’s legacy is in dispute.

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Week 11 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 17:51

In this week's review, news about the ICC summoning South Africa to appear, no revision of a genocide ruling at the ICJ, Sri Lanka’s domestic investigation, and more

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