Monday, October 3, 2016 - 11:53
The protection of witnesses testifying about the Kosovo war has long been a major challenge, but the new Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers believes it can succeed where others failed.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:20
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is preparing for the first judgment over alleged witness interference. As the Court's first contempt trial comes to a close, what did the ICC learn for other cases, which were allegedly affected by corrupted and threatened witnesses?
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:00
They came, they spied, and they conquered! No sooner had the soil dried up on the mass grave resulting from the termination of the Kenyan cases than the pieces of the mysterious Hague trials began to come together. The role played by some of the who’s who in the legal fraternity, some of whom were involved in the pre-ICC investigations into the violence, is particularly intriguing.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:10
The UN-backed Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has tried hard to protect witnesses and has prosecuted several people for intimidation, but its latest attempt has provoked a bitter dispute with Serbia.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:55
Without the testimony of witnesses, trials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the tribunals could not take place. However, the essential role of witnesses makes the courts dependent and vulnerable. JusticeHub looks at the phenomenon of witness interference which has been plaguing the global justice system.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 08:22
The International Criminal Court faces difficult decisions regarding which cases it takes on. The former prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, was in favour of multiplying activities in order to increase the impact of the Court. Fatou Bensouda has adopted a different approach, trying to balance the quantity and quality of the work, carefully expanding the number of investigations.. Justice Hub spoke to Michel de Smedt, the ICC's Head of Investigations about these issues.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 15:10
Suddenly the International Criminal Court is awash with allegations that witnesses have been corruptly influenced to change their testimony.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 15:06
The International Criminal Court’s announcement last Thursday that it was unsealing arrest warrants against two Kenyans sparked off fresh and at times heated debate on the social media fora of our sister site, The Hague Trials Kenya.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 14:44
Dutch lawyer Goran Sluiter is shocked. “All kinds of things are happening in Kenya, and now they are happening in the Netherlands as well.” The Kenyan newspaper the Daily Nation reported a “spy” tried to meet an ICC witness in the Netherlands last week.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:05
Last week, three men were sent back to the Democratic Republic of Congo after testifying at the International Criminal Court and applying for asylum in The Netherlands.
Is there a good enough system in place to protect witnesses who come to the ICC?