Friday, September 15, 2017 - 15:48
In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecution and Al-Werfalli, observations on reducing Lubanga’s sentence, UK police to probe UAE torture, Venezuela human rights, and Australian to investigate armed forces for war crimes
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:44
Kenya’s Supreme Court recently stunned the world by nullifying the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term as president. Kenya’s top court found that the August 8th presidential election had failed to meet the standards set in the country’s constitution. Now there is a campaign to discredit the Supreme Court that is being led by the same forces that helped destroy the Kenyan cases at the ICC.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:10
By Wairagala Wakabi
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) has published a plan for implementing reparation awards to 297 victims of crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader German Katanga. According to an order by ICC judges, each victim will receive an individual symbolic compensation of US$250, while housing and educational assistance, income-generating activities, and psychological rehabilitation will form the collective reparations.
In March 2014, Katanga was found guilty of...
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 15:56
In this week's review, news about Serbia seeking Mladic release, Victim testimony at the STL, ICC cooperation requests on Al-Werfalli, a Bemba et al leave to reply decision, a human rights report on Venezuela, war crimes arrest in Kosovo, a Sri Lankan ambassadors implication in war crimes, and more
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:55
In this week’s review, news about the Stanisic and Simatovic retrial, the Al-Mahdi Reparations decision, Jovo Ostojic’s death and the ICTY, conviction for sheltering Mladic, investigations into Daesh in Iraq, and more
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 22:36
In this week's review, news about the ICC’s new Libyan arrest warrant, the ICC and Colombia’s post-conflict justice, evidence on Ukrainian crimes give to the OTP, MICT and accused communications, Del Ponte’s Syria Inquiry resignation, the Mali attack on a peacekeeping base and more
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:57
By Lino Owor Ogora
Uganda is currently the focus of two international criminal trials: that of Thomas Kwoyelo before the International Crimes Division (ICD) in Uganda, and Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Netherlands. Both Kwoyelo and Ongwen are charged with committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in northern Uganda while in the service of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). This has inevitably stirred debate in Uganda regarding which of the two courts is more effective, and shaped...
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 18:29
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.
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about Gbagbo’s detention, amendment of the ICC regulations, testimony in Ongwen case, Stanisic and Simatovic retrial evidence decision, and more
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 13:25
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.