Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:20
For nearly four decades Afghanistan has been engulfed in a complex series of armed conflicts, international interventions and religious and political extremism. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC stated in November 2016 that a final decision whether to request the Pre-Trial Chamber to authorise a full-fledged investigation in Afghanistan would be taken “imminently.” This announcement had raised hopes within the Afghan human rights community, as few possibilities for justice are available nationally or internationally for victims of crimes committed by Afghan nationals or foreign combatants (including from the United States) on Afghan territory. However, in spite of the 2016 announcement, the OTP has not yet requested authorisation from ICC judges to open a full investigation .
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:09
As the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen continues before the International Criminal Court (ICC), people in northern Uganda are still divided on whether or not his trial is justified.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about Uganda’s search for Kony, Argentina signing an enforcement agreement with the ICC, mass graves found in DRC, Ntaganda decision on prior recorded testimony, Tunisia’s acceptance of direct access to the African Court, Holocaust files opened to the public, the ICJ’s provisional measures in Ukraine v. Russia, and more
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about Gotovina charges, timing for ICC Contempt appeal, African Court direct access, South Sudan genocide claims, and more
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 17:19
Last week at The Hague, South Africa finally got a chance to explain its failure to arrest wanted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir back in 2015. The timing could have been better. A combination of unexpected political and economic developments conspired to present South Africa before the International Criminal Court (ICC) when the “Rainbow nation” wasn’t feeling particularly good about itself.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00
In this week's review, South Africa appears before the ICC, the UN investigation into the Syria chemical attack, arguments around Bosnian Serb general’s request for provisional release, and more
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 17:38
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In this week's review, Ivory Coast’s former first lady is acquitted, Sudan’s president wanted for genocide travels to Jordan, reparations for war crimes victims in DR Congo from the ICC and more
Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of crimes against humanity
A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The charges were based on Gbagbo’s alleged role in organising post-...
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 17:51
In this week's review, news about the ICC summoning South Africa to appear, no revision of a genocide ruling at the ICJ, Sri Lanka’s domestic investigation, and more
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 14:27
Burundi is now the only African country still making a beeline for the ICC exit door. In reverse order of how they notified the UN Secretary-General of their desire to leave The Hague Court, Gambia and South Africa have returned to the fold. The good news is an opportunity exists for the ICC to smooth things out with South Africa.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about torture trial for Guatemalan military officials, South Africa u-turn on ICC withdrawal, South Sudan tribunal call, justice in Sri Lanka and more