Friday, March 31, 2017 - 17:38
By ICL Media Review
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-...
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:57
It’s a foreboding title - ‘The World in Crisis’ - but relevant. The subjects covered by the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference on International Criminal Law were refugees, peace versus justice after conflict, how wars are being funded through trafficking in antiquities and people and money laundering, and immunity from prosecutions.
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 13:55
Darfur is a region in western Sudan. Roughly the size of Spain, In 2003, two rebel groups - the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) - began attacking the government of Sudan which is oppressing Darfur’s non-Arab population.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:32
After a few weeks of silence, the Weekly Hubble is back to bring you the latest International Justice talk of the town. It seems as though every few months, my social media feeds fill up with a huge amount of tweets relating to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:16
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has always had something of a phobia of politics. The Court has a deep-seated fear of appearing to be political. The Rome Statute and only the Rome Statute, its prosecutors insist, informs its decision-making. Politics simply cannot and does not affect or impinge on any decisions the Court makes.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 11:44
One week after people in the world of international justice were at the edge of their seats, we’re starting to see the aftermath of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's narrow escape from justice in South Africa.
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 15:13
We all know the saying “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. For me, that was the case yesterday as I was traveling back from a fascinating PhD Workshop on Justice for Victims of Mass Atrocities at Queen’s University Belfast. A quick glance at my tweet feed at the airport revealed the largest and most intense version of #BashirWatch I had ever seen.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 13:59
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been the talk of the town over the last few days for a number of reasons. The ICC-indicted leader of Sudan not only went to elections unopposed, he also decided to travel outside of Africa and the Middle East for the first time in four years.