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Letting Burundi go: ICC withdrawal test for international commitment to justice

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:05

As Burundi becomes the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, the withdrawal is a test case for the commitment of the international community to global justice. Will there be consequences for the country?

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ICC and who’s next: “If nothing happens we will think there are double standards”

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 18:14

By Janet H. Anderson

Every few weeks it seems one NGO or another is lobbying to get its issue onto the agenda of the ICC’s prosecutor. It’s a tribute to the way that the ICC has come to be seen as an avenue for justice.  But it also means that there’s a lot of noise, without necessarily much actual action.

Take this month’s crop of ‘the ICC must investigate’ news: Venezuela, for example

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Zakerhossein: Crimes against migrants in Libya manifestly fall outside the ICC Prosecutor's jurisdiction

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 19:37

The ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has told the UN that she is looking at what's happening in Libya, particularly the alleged crimes against migrants that include killings, rapes and torture with a view to potentially opening up an investigation. But Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein argues that she has no jurisdiction.

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WEEK 19 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecutor’s statement on Libya, the ICC’s rejection of Bemba’s reparation request, Austria’s conviction in domestic court for Syrian war crimes, Serbia and the vacant war crimes prosecutor position, Argentinian legislation on human rights abusers’ sentences, and more.

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Comments on the ICC OTP's draft policy paper on the case selection and prioritisation

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:22

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (the ICC/the Court), Fatou Bensouda, issued a draft Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation late last month. Comments and amendments are still expected, but the paper is a welcome initiative because it offers more insights into the wide scope of prosecutorial discretion that is usually exercised behind the closed doors. The more discretion there is, the more transparency is needed.

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Opening day: Accusing Gbagbo, tut-tutting Bensouda

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:00

It was D-Day today for Ivory Coast and the ICC. After over four years of preliminaries, former president Laurent Gbagbo and his lieutenant Chales Blé Goudé are finally facing the Office of the Prosecutor on trial. They are accused of crimes against humanity, allegedly committed during the 2010/2011 post-electoral crisis.

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Additional Ongwen charges showcase OTP strategy

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 08:15

Last week, the Office of the Prosecutor announced that it’s planning to add 60 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity against former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen. With a total of 67 counts, Ongwen is the latest, and most obvious, example of the new approach of Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

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oling innocent

The responsibilities an individual is supposed to assertain on himself as a result of actually being a victim of the same circumstances without free will is lessened even though he is to be held responsible for being strong enough to take on the acts he was commanded to do.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 09:57
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Faluku Twesigye

God should rescue Uganda and for sure Kong deserves it

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 14:39
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ICC: Now tackling crimes against cultural heritage

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 11:51

The ICC will now deal with cultural crimes head on. Last night, the Court announced the arrest and transfer of its first suspect of war crimes for intentionally directing attacks against ten buildings dedicated to religion and historic monuments in Mali.

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Has Kenya actually complied with the ICC?

Appeals Chamber to rule on Kenyan government's compliance with the ICC
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 12:30

On Wednesday morning, the ICC Appeals Chamber issued its judgement on the Prosecutor's appeal regarding Kenya's cooperation. At least, that's what most people think. But that's not actually what the hearing is about, explains Elinor Fry of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam’s Centre for International Criminal Justice.

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ICC prosecutor is wrong about ISIS

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:16

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is widely regarded as having been the most important laboratory for contemporary international criminal justice. This assertion will certainly be changed if a tribunal is established to deal with the crimes committed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS).

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Dr. Jonathan Levy

ISIS operates in Nigeria through its Boko Haram affiliate and in Kenya through its Al Shabaab affiliate. There is jurisdiction but the wreckers at ICC refuse to take a moral stand against evil.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 21:20
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The writer has not addressed the complementarity principle which overrides all other principles (the cornerstone of Rome Statute). However, due to the current legal facts, the issue of ISIS is utterly outside the authority of the ICC. Both Syrian and Iraqi governments are not state parties to the Rome Statute. Furthermore, the UNSC was blocked by the Russian veto concerning an attempt for an ICC referral, and the last issue; it is better to try the foreign fighters of ISIS under their national jurisdiction once they have returned to their homelands. In sum, the ICC prospector did not err, and her statement is in accordance with the substantial and procedural legal rationale behind the establishment of the ICC. The author has demonstrated in his very abstract and dry piece a wild and hypothetical academic fantasy.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:46
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