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International Justice

International Crimes Committed in Afghanistan: Towards ICC Prosecutions of All Operating Forces?

After a decade-long preliminary examination, the ICC Prosecutor requested the opening of an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan. Our organisations welcome this decision allowing for impunity for int. crimes committed since May 2003 to be addressed.

Friday 3 November 2017

Decision assigning the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The ICC Prosecutor has sought authorisation from the ICC Pre-Trial judges to open an investigation into crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by all parties in Afghanistan.

Friday 3 November 2017

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group: Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime 09 August 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan The massacre of civilians in the village of Mirza Olang, Sar-e Pul province […]

Friday 11 August 2017

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY 17 JULY What can you do?

War after war, we say never again. Enough is enough. 17 July – A day to unite for justice. International Justice Day unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims’ rights, and help prevent crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Many criticisms of International Criminal Court have validity

Source: The Irish Times By Ray Murphy Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, who was convicted by the International Criminal Court for recruiting child soldiers. Photograph: Reuters  When the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002, […]

Friday 16 June 2017

Intersex, Outcast – The Limits of Gender at the International Criminal Court

Source: Justice in Conflict by Mark Kersten Laura Nacyte joins JiC for this post on the limited conceptualization of gender in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Laura is an MSc graduate of Global […]

Friday 16 June 2017

Culture of Impunity Must End for Justice to Prevail in Darfur, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council

Source: U.N Delegates Split on Handling of Sudan’s President, Other War Crimes Suspects The pervading toxic culture of impunity must be tackled in order for justice to prevail in Darfur, the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor […]

Friday 16 June 2017

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, publishes comprehensive Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation

Source: ICC The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Fatou Bensouda, in 2016 , published a detailed policy document which provides guidance on how the Office of the Prosecutor exercises its […]

Friday 16 June 2017

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases under existing crimes

Source: Eradicating Ecocide Guardian: In change of focus, Hague court will prosecute government and individuals for environmental crimes such as landgrabs. Environmental destruction and landgrabs could lead to governments and individuals being prosecuted for crimes […]

Friday 16 June 2017

Is The ICC’s Alleged Negative Bias Towards African Countries Undermining Its Legitimacy?

Source: The Critique By Professor Jovana Davidovic (University of Iowa)   September 13, 2016 This article is part of The Critique’s September/October 2016 Issue “The Bright Continent: Illuminating The Challenges, Opportunities & Promises Of A […]

Saturday 10 June 2017