Friday, May 25, 2018 - 06:22
The International Criminal Court's list of who's been prosecuted in dominated by people from the Democratic Republic of Congo. But local human rights activists say that's not enough, and are pressurising the court to intervene again. In February, a team from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) came to the ICC in The Hague. Paul Nsapu, President of the Congolese NGO League of Electors and on of the Secretary-Generals of the FIDH, was at the meeting. In this interview, Nsapu explains what local human rights activists expect from the ICC in response to continued human rights abuses.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:25
Between early 2013 and June 2016, in the village of Kavumu, a few dozen kilometers from Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, as many as 40 young girls whose ages ranged from 18 months to 10 years old were abducted and raped before being returned to their families. On December 13, 2017 11 Congolese militia members and a provincial lawmaker Frederic Batumike were found guilty of murder and rape as crimes against humanity. This is the story of how the women of Kavumu finally got justice.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:08
By Janet Anderson
What makes one nation more peaceful or stable than the next? Steve Killelea, the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace believes that he has cracked the code that explains why some nations are more prone to instability than others. Killelea believes it all comes down to eight different elements which add up to contribute to a country’s “positive peace” score.
The elements are “a well-functioning government, low levels of corruption, strong business environment,...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 17:58
On February 16, 2017, the last prosecution witness to testify against former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded giving evidence. Ntaganda’s trial began in September 2015, and in the 17 months since the opening of the prosecution’s case at the court based in The Hague, prosecutors called 71 individuals to give testimony. This article gives an overview of the prosecution evidence heard in open session during the trial.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 12:00
In this week's review, the ICC decides on jurisdiction in the Ntaganda case, former Kosovo prime minister arrested for alleged war crimes, call for international judges in Sri Lanka war crimes probe and much more.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 15:17
About fourteen years after its creation, the ICC issued its first ever trial judgment for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in March this year when it convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba for his responsibility as commander for two counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity, including rape.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 17:03
Dear ICC, we’re getting ready to vote and we need you,” says Chantal who is also a political aspirant in the upcoming national elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 14:46
People in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are impatiently awaiting the return of Jean-Pierre Bemba. The opposition politician has been held by the International Criminal Court since 2010 for allegedly having committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in 2002 and 2003 in the Central African Republic.
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:12
In Goma, the main town in the province of North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are widely differing views about the International Criminal Court.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:53
A look back at the cases involving people from the DRC at the International Criminal Court.