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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…
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.…
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.…
Putting an end to ICC inertia on Ukraine
On March 6, Simon Papuashvili of the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Alexandre Prezanti of Global Diligence LLP filed their fourth communication to…
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…
ICC: What’s on the menu for 2019
The Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court opens its annual session on December 5 in The Hague. Here are the main topics…
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…
Damaging power struggle engulfs the former ICTY
Judges at the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT), the successor institution of the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, have become embroiled…
Lebanon Tribunal: What is a trial without suspects for?
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is rounding up its case against four accused over the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri…