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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…
Ivorian ex-President Facing the ICC and Facing History
The trial of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo set to start on January 28 will be the first time the International Criminal Court (ICC) has…
Kenyan Deputy President Fights to Get Free of the ICC
For four days of hearings this week in the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang, the new buildings of the…
International Criminal Court Gets a New Home
Six glass towers of different heights, meant to mirror the sand dunes of the North Sea coast, have since December 14 been the new home…
ICC Rejects First Reparations Demand from an Acquitted Person
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on December 16 rejected a reparations request from Mathieu Ngudjolo, an alleged militia leader who spent nearly five…
Kenya sets “Dangerous Precedent” at ICC Assembly
This year’s annual assembly (Assembly of States Parties) of the International Criminal Court was hijacked by a Kenyan offensive to save its Deputy President from…
Kenya “Hijacks” ICC Annual Assembly
The International Criminal Court’s 2015 annual assembly (Assembly of States Parties) currently taking place in The Hague is being dominated once again by African issues.…
PALESTINE ENGAGES INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AS LAST RESORT
The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday carried out its first act of cooperation with International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, submitting a confidential file…