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Victims of the Russo-Georgian War want to see high-level perpetrators punished

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:40

Nika Jeiranashvili of the Open Society Georgia Foundation recently sat down for an interview with Justice Hub’s Janet Anderson in The Hague to talk about, among other things, why the ICC’s investigation into Georgian situation is special: “It represents the first time that the ICC has stepped outside Africa or that it will be the first time that the court will deal with an international conflict,” he said. This piece is a write-up of their conversation and is published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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Jimena Reyes of FIDH: If the ICC wants to keep its legitimacy it has to open a preliminary examination in Mexico

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 09:40

What to do about a country that has experienced 200,000 murders and 32,000 disappearances over the last 10 years? According to a new report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), together with several Mexican human rights organisations, murders and disappearances within the northern state of Coahuila de Zaragoza are not "solely attributable to drug cartels". Rather state authorities have "committed crimes against humanity in undeniable collusion with the Zetas cartel", And, later, the NGOs say, "state authorities responsible for law enforcement directly committed crimes against humanity through their Special Forces". Presenting the report in The Hague, FIDH - with signatures from about 100 Mexican NGOs, urged the prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary examination.

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ICJ Media Review: Accusations made about access to medical examination for Mladic ahead of Judgment

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 09:19

In this week's review, news about the appeal on the Im Chaem case at the ECCC, Mladic and ICTY medical care, Bashir’s travels, Libyan victims appealing to the ICC, the UN Human Rights Committee and North Korea and the ICC’s agreement on prison conditions

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ICJ Media Review: ICC Judges authorize opening investigation in Burundi

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 17:16

In this week's review, news about the ICC decision to investigate Burundi crimes, the second decision on a reduction to Lubanga’s sentence, Brammertz on Croatia non-compliance and a visit to Sarajevo, the Bemba appeal and contextual elements of crimes against humanity, the ICC cooperation with UNESCO on cultural heritage and more

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Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi: “I plead guilty”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 06:44

By Anissa Barrak

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was convicted of the war crime of having deliberately directed the attacks that, in June and July 2012, led to the destruction of ten religious and historical monuments in Timbuktu (Mali), a World Heritage site since 1988. This is the first time that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been requested – in this case, by the State of Mali – to pass judgement on the destruction of cultural monuments, and the first time that it has categorized such acts as war crimes. On 27 September 2016, the ICC sentenced Al...

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ICJ Media Review: ICC Prosecutor submits request to open investigation into crimes in Afghanistan

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 18:45

In this week's review, news about the ICC Office of The Prosecutor’s request to open an investigation into crimes in Afghanistan, the trial of Eshetu Alemu on Ethiopia in The Hague, ICC Budget report recommendations, and ICC Symposium on cooperation and complementarity

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ICJ Media Review: Dutchman to be tried in the Netherlands for war crimes during Ethiopian war

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 00:34

In this week's review, news about the deliberate famine as a war crime, Int’l Law Commission, war crimes trial in NL for Ethiopian war, ICC asset recovery conference, Sri Lankan transitional justice, finding on Liberian war crimes in the US and MICT project on DU video calls

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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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Weekly ICJ Media Review: Ratko Mladic Trial Judgment to be delivered on 22 November

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 22:18

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Ratko Mladic Trial Judgment to be delivered on 22 November

On 18 October, the Trial Chamber of the ICTY announced the date and time of the pronouncement of the judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić, set for Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at 10am. The former Bosnian Serb commander faces up to life imprisonment on two counts of genocide and nine counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Following his arrest in 2011 after being 16 years on the run, his trial ...

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The ICC can use its own rules to issue preventative statements

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:54

How can an extra power that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has be used to put pressure on a state to prevent atrocities from being committed.

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