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Continued hope for ICC's “imminent” investigation in Afghanistan

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 .

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Why a new justice mechanism is needed for Syria according to Dutch foreign minister

Bert Koenders Dutch minister of foreign affairs
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 16:18

Bert Koenders is the Dutch minister of foreign affairs. At a specially-convened meeting in The Hague, bringing together experts to discuss a new UN-backed justice mechanism for Syria's victims, he paid tribute to all those who have so far gathered evidence of war crimes.

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Week 4 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about communications in the Ugandan LRA rebels, lobby for reparations in ICC Mali case, possible Hague extradition for former Kosovo PM, Belgian war crimes suit against senior Israeli politician and more

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Week 3 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the reopening of the Ongwen trial and a decision on medical examinations, a hearing on detained Turkish judge, release of former Ksovo PM, charges against former Romanian President, Islamic State accused of crimes against humanity in Iraq and more

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Franco officials to face justice in Argentina?

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 13:23

An Argentine judge has requested the extradition 20 Spanish officials accused of human rights violations during the regime of General Francisco Franco. The officials cannot be put on trial in Spain because of an amnesty law adopted soon after the Franco dictatorship came to an end.

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