Monday, February 20, 2017 - 16:26
As part of the continuing debate on Africa and the ICC and the potential for cooperation of withdrawal, we republish here a piece by three heads of African offices for the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 09:50
For the past eight years, we have been bracing for the first possible withdrawals by African states from the International Criminal Court. They began late last year, when three African State Parties decided to submit notices of withdrawal to the UN treaty office. Human rights organizations and victims’ rights groups advocated that this move would betray victims’ rights to justice, and that the court needs to be strengthened, not abandoned.
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.
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 14:38
Today Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré heard the verdict that he was found guilty of crimes against humanity, murder and torture after a five-month trial that took place in Senegal’s capital Dakar. A victim's testimony.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:41
Should the AU withdraw from the ICC? Will the trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo lead to reconciliation in Ivory Coast? Just some of the questions that Justice Hub posed to a leading member of LIDER, a liberal Ivorian political party.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 13:54
The president of the Assembly of States Parties, Senegalese Minister Sidiki Kaba, spent last week jetting around the African continent. After being elected last December to head the ASP, Kaba has been very vocal on issues relating to the International Criminal Court.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 16:30
In the run-up to the ICC trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and youth leader Charles Blé Goudé, Justice Hub's sister site, Ivoire Justice, commissioned two comic strips to illustrate the stories of two Ivorians who suffered during the post-election crisis in 2010-2011.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:01
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has an ‘Africa problem’. The Court is widely perceived as a Western, neo-colonial institution that unfairly targets African states. The ICC and its champions insist this isn’t the case. The Court is simply misunderstood and is, in fact, a court for not against Africa.
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 14:50
On Monday, the trial will begin of former Chadian president Hissein Habré in Dakar, Senegal, at the Extraordinary African Chambers.
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 16:35
The ICC is like a harmless puppy without state cooperation. That’s probably what Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir thought when he decided to visit South Africa. He left the country while a Pretoria court was about to issue an arrest warrant.