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International Criminal Court (ICC)

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

Women tackling violence in situation of armed Conflict and in times of peace

Women experience violence in all areas of society, in the so-called private sphere as well as in public, in institutions and at the workplace, and at all times, be it during peace or in times of armed conflict and war.

Tuesday، 24 October، 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

“Fifteen years of violence there have shown that there can be no military solution to the conflict.”

Source: U.K Government Statement by Helen Mulvein, Legal Counsellor at the UK Mission to the United Nations, on the ICC and the situation in Darfur. Thank you Mr President. I would like to thank the 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

The International Criminal Court’s Africa problem

Source: Al Jazeera At the beginning of 2013, all cases launched so far by the ICC involve Africans, throwing into question the court’s “international” nature. African political leaders widely believe that the the International Criminal […]

Saturday، 10 June، 2017

HRW Letter to NATO Members on civilian protection in Afghanistan

Source : Human Rights Watch     Dear NATO Members, At last year’s NATO Summit in Warsaw, member states endorsed a new policy on the protection of civilians. This policy came at a crucial time, […]

Tuesday، 6 June، 2017