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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…
Central African Republic: Constitutional Court says no to war crimes suspects
The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic has dashed the hopes of former president François Bozizé and a dozen other members of armed groups.…
Belgium: the money changer, the militiaman and the Rwandan academic
There have been a series of arrests in Europe in recent months of Rwandans accused of participating in the 1994 genocide. After Félicien Kabuga in…
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…
In DRC, reparations still a dream for victims of mass crimes
In a country riddled with corruption, Congolese military justice appears to have set an example by convicting soldiers found guilty of serious crimes. This is…
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.…
Rwanda wins on ICTR convict early releases
It’s a U-turn, that applies to convicts from Rwanda and former Yugoslavia. In his September 17 decision, the new presiding judge of the International Residual…
The good and bad manners of Nigeria towards the ICC
Nigeria is no doubt the African state that sent the strongest message supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the American president announced sanctions against…
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 –…
Most wanted
The man most wanted by international justice is now Protais Mpiranya. This Rwandan major commanded the presidential guard at the time of the assassination of…
Covid-19: should we release vulnerable convicts?
Covid-19 is spreading fear everywhere, including prisons. Senegal has just provisionally released Hissène Habré, 78, who was sentenced to life in 2017 for crimes against…
Burundi Truth Commission exhumations caught up in elections
Burundians are expected to go to the polls in May, but exhumations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are causing controversy. The government is suspected…
ICTR acquitted languish in confinement
Five people acquitted years ago by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda are still waiting to find a host country. One of them for 16…
Rwanda tribunal residual body fails to catch fugitives
The Mechanism charged with residual tasks of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) lies outside the Tanzanian town of Arusha, and seemingly outside of…
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…
Burundi: the commission of divided truths
Its detractors blame its composition, mandate and way of working, starting with the selective exhumations carried out throughout the country. Established in 2014 and extended…
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…