Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:14
Jacques B. Mbokani, a law professor at the University of Goma, examines the Jean-Pierre Bemba appeals judgment: "Anyone who does not have a personal interest in this case and who expected clarification from the Bemba judgment on the definition of crimes against humanity and the conditions for command responsibility would find himself confused by the harsh division of the appeals judges, each side being so sure of itself that it blames the other for making “serious errors.”
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:42
The ICC Prosecutor recently issued one of her rare statements – this time regarding the worsening situation in Gaza. But what is the function of a preventive statement? This piece delves into what the ICC Prosecutor may be trying to achieve. "By issuing a preventive statement, the Prosecutor makes it clear that those crimes are being or will be committed will be closely monitored and taken into consideration for the ensuing prosecution."
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
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
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 14:36
Countless hours have been spent speculating what the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court will do next. Will there be an investigation into crimes allegedly committed by the current Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara? What will be the next investigation into the Democratic Republic of Congo? Why does it take so long for a case to get to trial?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 14:35
Another flurry of events over the last ten days has focused attention on what has been happening at the ICC. Specifically, the prosecutor has asked for permission to launch an investigation into Georgia. And she’s brought a Malian Islamist – the first of either type – to the Court. What do these events tell us about the prosecution strategy?
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 13:42
On the midnight train. On my mind. At the International Criminal Court. Georgia seems to be everywhere these days. I know – the classic songs talk about another Georgia – but the temptation was too great for me to pass up.
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.
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 11:48
It was the International Criminal Court in a nutshell: last Thursday, Pre-Trial Chamber I decided to hand down its decision on the Mavi Marmara incident – at 17:30 in the afternoon. My frustration over the notoriously poor timing of the ICC was quickly replaced with childish enthusiasm.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 15:45
ICC Trial Chamber V(b) in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the prosecution one week to file a notice on the way forward indicating either: “its withdrawal of the charges”; or “that the evidentiary basis has improved to a degree which would justify proceeding to trial.”