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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…
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…
Kosovo’s court wake-up call
The “zombie court” of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), a Hague-based technically national but truly international tribunal with nothing much to show five years after…
What’s new on the Myanmar front?
Last week, the New York Times reported that two former soldiers from the armed forces of Myanmar arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in…
Why is CIJA needed?
Since 2012 there has been a new kid on the block, says our partner from Asymmetrical Haircuts Janet Anderson: the Commission for International Justice and…
25 years after Srebrenica, assessing justice and genocide denial
This July 11 marks a quarter century since the massacre of nearly 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the…
The next ICC prosecutor: States “wanted something new”
Our partners at Asymmetrical Haircuts are on top of things this week. The whole Twitter sphere was in shock two days ago when the Committee…
The Trump attack on the ICC
On June 11, an Executive Order by U.S. president Donald Trump threatened sanctions on investigators and staff of the International Criminal Court, and perhaps other…
Election of the new ICC Prosecutor – what can be expected?
Before the end of June, a shortlist of candidates for the prestigious post of International Criminal Court Prosecutor will come out. This will give a…
The shrinking African court
Last April Benin and Ivory Coast decided to join Tanzania and Rwanda in preventing citizens and NGOs from bringing cases directly to the African Court…
What will the Koblenz trial show of state crimes in Syria?
Germany is taking a decisive lead on universal jurisdiction trials, with three trials opened successively in Koblenz, Frankfurt and Hamburg in the last three weeks. As reported…
What can we learn from perpetrators?
In this new podcast our partners from Asymmetrical Haircuts invite Kjell Anderson, one of the world’s rare ‘perpetrator experts’ and author of “Perpetrating Genocide: A…
Why and how the ICC should prosecute starvation as a war crime?
In December 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) added starvation as a war crime to their statute. This is a crime recognized by the Geneva Conventions,…
Can the Kosovo zombie court come to life?
You’re in lock-down? Listening Stayin’ Alive? May be the right time to finally seat down and learn and laugh about Kosovo’s « zombie court », as nicknamed by Justice…
How Guantanamo came to haunt the U.S. at the ICC
There are still 40 men held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo. Without direct access to them, lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights,…
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…
Why the acquitted Gbagbo must fight to be free?
As the 2020 presidential campaign kicks off in Ivory Coast, former head of state Laurent Gbagbo, who was acquitted by the International Criminal Court (ICC)…
Uncomfortable Justice with Lisa Clifford and her “Militia Man”
Please take a seat and switch off your mobile phones. This week, our partners from Asymmetrical Haircuts invite you with this new podcast to watch…
Why targeting cultural heritage is a war crime
What a week! In the view of our partners from Asymmetrical Haircuts there has never been a week with so much talk on international law…