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Hague court could give Iran a moral victory over the US (Part 3)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the third in a three-part series, looks at the possible outcomes of Iran’s legal gambit.

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Iran wants Hague court to dull the impact of US sanctions (Part 2)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the second in a three-part series, explains how the International Court of Justice works

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International Court of Justice, the Hague

Lawfare: Iran-US nuclear deal row to play out in Hague Courtroom (Part I)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the first in a three-part series, gives readers some background information on how this dispute ended up in The Hague

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Omar al-Bashir

Fugitive Turned Peacemaker: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Continues to Visit Uganda Despite ICC Arrest Warrants

By Lino Owor Ogora

Earlier this month, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir defied his two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal...

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Tom Woewiyu

A Liberian war criminal tried to conceal his past but a US court finds him guilty

Former BBC correspondent Elizabeth Blunt recently testified in a US court against Tom Woewiyu, former rebel spokesman, on his role the Liberian war. But what sentence might he get, having been found guilty of immigration fraud and perjury rather than war crimes?

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The entrance of Scheveningen Prison in The Hague. The ICC Detention Centre is located within the Scheveningen Prison complex but it is run with its own rules and regulations,

10 things you didn’t know about the ICC’s detention centre

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.

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Annual International Bar Association (IBA) Conference on International Criminal Law

Tackling the big issues in International Criminal Justice

There are big questions facing the world of justice. At the annual International Bar Association (IBA) Conference on International Criminal Law the current issues such as terrorism and the permissible use of force, the new ICC crime of aggression, the role truth plays in the justice process, and whether the future of international criminal law will be in domestic courts were all deliberated.

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Irwin Cotler - Canada’s former justice minister

Former Canadian Justice Minister: Venezuela should be referred to the ICC

A panel of three independent international experts appointed by the Secretary-General of Organization of American States (OAS) to look into whether crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela have recommended that the country be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Hub recently spoke to one of the experts, Irwin Cotler, on what motived their decision.

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Jean-Pierre Bemba

Bemba Acquitted of War Crimes at the ICC

We lay out the reasons why the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has overturned Jean-Pierre Bemba’s conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord

Justice for Liberia: The Way Forward After Historic Verdict and 30-Year Sentence

On 19 April 2018, Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Philadelphia, the culmination of a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. What are the next steps in the Liberian Quest for Justice?

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Human rights

Do we need human rights law?

In a world of unprecedented refugee flows, seemingly endless wars and rising levels of xenophobia and inequality, many have been questioning the point of human rights.

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