Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:40
In this week's review, news about France’s complicity in the Rwanda genocide, crimes against humanity in North Korea, the ICC Prosecutor address the UN Security Council on Darfur, the Colombia tribunal’s hearing on Im Chaem investigation dismissal, ICC referral of Jordan to the UN Security Council / ASP, the ASP election of new ICC Judges, and the ICC pre-trial Chamber order for more info on Afghanistan investigation request.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:49
By Janet Anderson
There will be a lot of celebration that it actually got through. “It’s down to the wire” tweeted Amanda Gharemani of the Canadian Centre for International Justice.
There’s already a lot of ‘historic’ and ‘momentous’. But the agreement to activate a fourth crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC) – that of aggression, in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes – is very limited. And those limitations reflect the current discussions and uncertainties about the ICC’s role that...
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.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 15:42
While much of the ICC-watching world’s attention was focused on the Kenyans' battle over Rule 68, there was another part of the Rome Statute that was being discussed, and finally, scrapped during the last meeting of the states that belong to the ICC.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:03
In 2016, the International Criminal Court will operate with a budget that is 7.1 per cent bigger than in 2015. After months of negotiations and revised proposals, all members at the Assembly of States Parties agreed to approve the revised budget.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:51
It’s never over until the fat lady sings, as the saying goes. After roughly a week of diplomatic negotiations, side-events and presentations, it took quite a while for the Assembly of States Parties to conclude last Thursday. In fact, the fat lady held her final note for so long that even Luciano Pavarotti raised an eyebrow from beyond the grave.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 10:57
This last annual meeting of the International Criminal Court – the Assembly of States Parties – has left a lot of people disappointed.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 08:53
How does the Framing Theory relate to international justice and the International Criminal Court? Well, if you’ve been following the Assembly of States Parties over the past few days, you might have seen the link in an article or two about Kenya and Rule 68.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 13:44
Once a year (sometimes twice), state parties to the Rome Statute meet up for a week-long session about the workings and future of the International Criminal Court. This spectacle, known as the Assembly of States Parties, will take place in The Hague this year.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 13:11
Ever since Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir landed on South African soil this summer, the International Criminal Court and the South African government have been on a collision course. Last week, the two finally collided as South Africa announced its intention to withdraw from the Rome Statute.