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Afghan and US crimes top ICC Prosecutor’s report on preliminary probes
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has just released an annual report on her preliminary examinations. For the moment , Fatou Bensouda has…
This week in review: from Donald Trump to Libya, Tunisia and Burkina Faso
  The week was marked by a big event, likely to have big consequences: the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the…
ICC Prosecutor sets Libya priority, including Gaddafi regime and crimes against migrants
On November 9, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) went to the UN Security Council to present her 12th report on the situation…
Will South Africa’s move to quit ICC spark “Afrexit”?
South Africa has asked the United Nations to enact its withdrawal from the treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This came just days after…
Week in Review: Burundi and South Africa move to quit ICC
After Burundi, South Africa. One after the other, two African countries in a week decided to leave the International Criminal Court, decisions which could be…
ICC convicts Congolese ex-vice president for witness tampering
On October 19, the International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down its first judgment for offences against the administration of justice. Former Congolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba…
“Who can put a price on a lost youth?” asks Congolese child soldiers’ lawyer
The International Criminal Court (ICC) this week held its first ever hearings on reparations, for the victims of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. The former head…
ICC makes first cautious visit to Israel
A prosecution delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) visited Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah from October 5 to 10. This was the first visit…
Malian Jihadist gets nine years for destroying Timbuktu mausoleums
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on September 27 sentenced Malian Jihadist Ahmed Al Faqi Al Mahdi to nine years in jail after he pleaded guilty…
Congolese warlord on hunger strike in ICC jail
Congolese ex-militiaman Bosco Ntaganda, on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) since September 2015, has gone on hunger strike to protest a Court decision…
ICC cuts Timbuktu mausoleum trial short
The International Criminal Court (ICC) wrapped up in three days the trial of Malian former Jihadist Ahmed Al Faqi Al Mahdi, who faces one charge…
Malian Jihadist who destroyed holy sites tells his story
Malian former Jihadist Ahmed Al Mahdi pleaded guilty on Monday as his trial opened at the International Criminal Court (ICC). He faces a single war…
“Missing Persons Are More Than A Humanitarian Issue”
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)  was marking its 20th anniversary on July 7 in The Hague, where it recently set up offices. The…
Syria, Mali and “Cultural Cleansing” as a Weapon of War
With Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi due to go on trial in two months at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for destroying tombs in Timbuktu,…
The Week in Review: War on the Rules of War
Even war has rules – a complex set of judicial constraints born from the ideas of Saint Augustin and Saint Thomas on what constitutes a…
A Defeat for the International Criminal Court
Kenya has won its long battle against the International Criminal Court. ICC judges on Tuesday decided to drop the charges against Kenyan Deputy President William…
Question of Genocide at the Heart of Karadzic Judgment
Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic has been found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina…
Georgia Becomes First ICC Case Out of Africa
On January 27, judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to start an investigation into crimes committed during the Russo-Georgian war…
Ivorian Ex-President’s Lawyers Fight Back
As part of their defence before the International Criminal Court (ICC), Laurent Gbagbo’s lawyers have chosen to attack. First they attacked Gabgbo’s successor, current Ivorian…