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Fatou Bensouda and Karim Khan walk side by side in the corridors of the International Criminal Court
Karim Khan takes over as ICC prosecutor
On Wednesday June 16, Fatou Bensouda is moving after 17 years in the two top jobs at the office of the prosecutor of the International…
Ratco Mladic
26 years after the Bosnia war, Mladic case ends
Today Ratko Mladic, 78, will hear the final decision in the case against him. In 2017 the former head of the Bosnian Serb army was…
Buildings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, near The Hague in the Netherlands
The inglorious end of the Lebanon tribunal
On June 2, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced it would have to close by the end of July due to lack of funds. The…
Families of the victims of the Ballymurphy massacre (Northern Ireland)
The bumpy road of truth-seeking in Northern Ireland
A two and half year investigation has just concluded on the complete innocence of ten civilians who were killed by the British army in 1971…
Babies and nuns in Ireland
Whitewashing the sins of the state and the church in Ireland
In January, the report of an enquiry in the history of Ireland’s mother and baby homes was published. It intended to draw a line under…
Justice applied in the Netherlands on crimes committed in Syria
Syria, the Dutch international crimes unit new focus
On 21 April the first Syrian asylum seeker was convicted in The Netherlands of war crimes. Are investigations into Syria now bearing fruit, or are…
Trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic
Last trial, last chance at the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia
The retrial of two former Serbian spy masters is the last trial that the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia and its successor institution, the…
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.…
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…
Exposing the economic accomplices of the Chilean dictatorship
Current events in Chile find their source in the Pinochet regime. The Chilean transitional justice agenda, as in many other countries, has focused on a…
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…