Monday, January 25, 2016 - 14:59
It’s been a year in the making. 21 January 2016 marked the start of the confirmation of charges hearings against Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court. Ongwen was surrendered to the Court almost a year ago, and his hearing has been one of the most discussed and anticipated over the last few months.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 15:32
Yet again “The Hague” becomes the synonym for “the place where alleged war criminals get tried”. This time it’s the turn of former leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army, who will face charges related to killings, abductions, illegal detentions and persecution of opponents and alleged collaborators during the war to create a state in 1999-2000.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:51
It’s never over until the fat lady sings, as the saying goes. After roughly a week of diplomatic negotiations, side-events and presentations, it took quite a while for the Assembly of States Parties to conclude last Thursday. In fact, the fat lady held her final note for so long that even Luciano Pavarotti raised an eyebrow from beyond the grave.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 13:44
Once a year (sometimes twice), state parties to the Rome Statute meet up for a week-long session about the workings and future of the International Criminal Court. This spectacle, known as the Assembly of States Parties, will take place in The Hague this year.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:40
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's presence at the India-Africa summit has sparked off a flurry of comments on social media.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 14:57
The most recent news out of the saga of the Kenya cases at the ICC is that Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang have filed a no case to answer motion., The move came after the prosecution finished presenting its case against them on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with the post-election violence that swept Kenya in 2007-2008.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 13:11
Ever since Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir landed on South African soil this summer, the International Criminal Court and the South African government have been on a collision course. Last week, the two finally collided as South Africa announced its intention to withdraw from the Rome Statute.
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.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 13:51
It’s a story that has captured the thoughts and imaginations of the international justice community. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi has been the talk of The Hague for the last week, ever since he was transferred to the custody of the ICC on 26 September.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:32
The Sri Lanka war crimes report, released last week by the United Nations, paints a picture of grave human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It’s a horrendous read. After having been delayed several months, the report was highly anticipated and generated a lot of talk on social media.