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Kweku Vanderpuye, lead prosecutor in the second Central African trial (ICC)
CAR-II: ICC prosecutor bets to demonstrate plans in a messy civil war
Over the last month, the International Criminal Court prosecution has laid out its strategy against two leaders of the Anti-balaka, a Central African Republic group…
Palestinians try to escape debris blown up by the Israeli army's shelling of a home in Gaza
The ten obstacles the ICC prosecutor faces in investigating Palestine
Some of those who support Israel see the International Criminal Court (ICC) as an existential threat. Here is a first set of ten obstacles that…
ICC prosecutor elections: 3 finalists (Karim Khan, Fergal Gaynor and Carlos Castresana)
Last men standing for the ICC prosecutor election
If no consensus is found today there will be a vote. This Monday, the States Parties to the International Criminal Court meet again virtually to…
Fatou Bensouda at the Assembly of
ICC investigations: what prosecutor Bensouda leaves behind
Last December, the International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the list of countries her office had set as priorities. Which preliminary examinations are prolonged…
Gicheru: back to the heart of darkness in the ICC’s Kenyan case
Special edition – podcast and article. In a surprise move Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru has appeared, on November 6 at the International Criminal Court, to…
Kabuga’s transfer to the Mechanism: Is it the right thing to do?
The surprise arrest in May of an old Rwandan man, soon after the end of lockdown in a chic Paris suburb, is having knock-on consequences.…
Activists demand mental decolonization in Greenland
This summer’s surge of activism against colonial statues also affected Greenland. Is removing a colonial statue an erasure of the past, or does keeping it…
The ICC is looking for a new prosecutor – and it starts with a surprise
On June 30, the selection committee in charge of submitting candidates for the most important job at the International Criminal Court – the Prosecutor –…
MH17: Why the Dutch ruled out war crimes charges
Three Russians and one Ukrainian are prosecuted by a Dutch court for the shooting down of a civilian aircraft in July 2014, killing all 298…
Looking for ways to address war crimes in Yemen
Up until now, the war in Yemen has not noticeably been a major focus for war crimes accountability campaigners. But in recent months some specific…
Pass the parcel at the ICC
The Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court took place last week. It essentially came up with the creation of a 9-member expert…
Stop genocide against the Rohingya, Gambia asks the ICJ
Gambia today referred Myanmar to the International Court of Justice, accusing it of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority, on behalf of the Organization for…
CAR II: Secret Story at the ICC, second season
In the Central African Republic case number 2, aka “CAR II”, the International Criminal Court prosecutor has presented an evidence largely marked by the seal…
The Dutch war crimes unit hits harder on Syrian suspects
On May 21, the Dutch war crimes unit announced the arrest of a former commander of the al-Nusra Front, formerly the Syrian wing of al-Qaeda.…
Karadzic: last chapter of a mega trial at the Yugoslav tribunal
On Wednesday, Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic, 73, will hear if his 40-year-jail term is confirmed, increased to a life sentence as prosecutors…
Plot twists at the ICC for Jean-Pierre Bemba
Imagine you’re a fabulously wealthy African politician: stocks, shares, businesses with your family and associates, money stashed all over the place, planes, boats and villas.…
Mass atrocities? There’s an app for that
There’s been an explosion in recent years of special apps launched by different NGOs to help witnesses and victims document atrocities. But it is difficult…
Liking genocide on Facebook
The social media network Facebook is 15 years old today. The role of the platform in fueling hate speech has been widely discussed recently. At…
Money Matters at the ICC
Despite the arrest of a suspect two weeks before the opening of the Assembly of State Parties, and another this week, the International Criminal Court…