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Dominic Ongwen at the ICC
ICC: How to interpret Ongwen’s conviction?
Fully responsible and guilty. Yesterday, on February 4th, seventeen years after the Ugandan authorities asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the northern Ugandan conflict,…
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…
How does the ICC Al Hassan trial start, and for whom?
Al Hassan, a former member of the Islamic police in Timbuktu, is the second Malian jihadist on trial at the International Criminal Court, six thousand…
ICC: Last chance to de-quarantine justice for Mali
In the trial of Al Hassan, a former member of the Islamic police in Mali, evidence before the International Criminal Court has been vastly hidden…
Syria: Why Dutch prosecutors link terrorism and war crimes
On 18 June, Ahmad Al-Khedr will make his way from his cell to the high-security room of the Amsterdam court for the fifth time. The…
Looking to keep transitional justice archives safe? Call the Swiss
While the Dutch house international courts and support many transitional justice mechanisms around the globe, the Swiss offer the “after care” services by attracting the…
Dominic Ongwen: the ICC’s Poster and Problem Child
Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard the closing arguments in the trial of Ugandan Dominic Ongwen, five years after his first appearance. In…
Ongwen trial: can the victims see a light at the end of the road?
What can happen after this, for the communities? This week at the International Criminal Court (ICC), prosecution and defence will be presenting their final arguments…
Tricky task for Belgian jurors to judge a Rwandan for genocide
Fabien Neretse, a Rwandan accused of genocide before a Belgian court, is about to hear the judgment in his case. His fate depends on 12…
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.…
Gbagbo – an acquittal foretold
On February 1, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court may decide if it confirms the release of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé-Goudé, who…
Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo in shock ICC acquittal
The International Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the…
War crimes court to rule on release of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will hear from the International Criminal Court on Tuesday if he will be freed after seven years behind bars…
Gbagbo: Is there a case to answer?
The trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo resumes next week before the International Criminal Court. The Defence is trying to have the case dismissed…
Week in Review (from 17 to 22/09/2018)
What effects of the Trump government attack against the ICC? US security advisor John Bolton’s September 10 attack on the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues…
Dominic Ongwen, the imperfect poster child of the ICC
On September 18, the defence of Dominic Ongwen has begun to present its case before the International Criminal Court. Of the five leaders of Uganda’s…
Hariri suspects absent as Lebanon tribunal nears climax
The Hezbollah defendants are still on the run and have never even spoken to their lawyers, but the special UN tribunal into the 2005 assassination…