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Defending the International Criminal Court Means Improving It

TweetThis has been a rough month for the International Criminal Court (ICC). After years of threats of withdrawal from the Rome Statute which created the ICC by African states, South Africa, Gambia and Burundi have made moves to do so … Continue reading

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The International Criminal Court and the Bashir problem

TweetInternational Justice Day is celebrated on 17 July, the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC). The day is meant to serve as a reminder of the importance of bringing perpetrators of war … Continue reading

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Presidents Museveni, Bashir and the International Criminal Court

TweetAt his inauguration ceremony yesterday, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, whilst sharing the stage with Sudan’s President Omar-al Bashir, against whom there is an outstanding International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant, stated the ICC was “a bunch of useless people.” “When … Continue reading

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Between Hope and Skepticism: Congolese Await the Trial of Ntaganda

TweetThe following blog was originally posted on the International Justice Monitor website. (2 September 2015) Today, September 2, the trial of Bosco Ntaganda began at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. This will be an important trial for … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Lubanga’s Sentence: Views from Ituri

TweetThe following blog was originally posted on the International Justice Monitor website. By Olivia Bueno (24 August, 2015) On August 21, 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard arguments about whether or not to release Thomas Lubanga, the first person … Continue reading

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Bashir’s shadow visit to Uganda: The subjugation of justice to politics

TweetOn Sunday 9 August, the Ugandan government announced that Sudan’s President Omar Bashir would join Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn in Entebbe to discuss the political crisis in neighbouring South Sudan. … Continue reading

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New amnesty precedent set by the Kweyelo case: what does it mean for Ongwen?

TweetOn 8 April 2015, the Supreme Court of Uganda decided the matter of Uganda vs. Kweyelo and set a new precedent that narrowed the application of Uganda’s Amnesty Act, clarifying that not all crimes are eligible for amnesty – only those … Continue reading

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Ongwen and the ICC: talking justice in Uganda

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the African Arguments website.) The relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African civil society is certainly an interesting one. On the one hand, the proliferation of conflict on the continent has led to … Continue reading

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Reactions to the Sentencing of Germain Katanga: Some Comfort, Some Frustration

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the International Justice Monitor, a project of the Open Society Justice Initiative.) On May 23, the International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down a 12-year prison sentence to the convicted Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. Despite … Continue reading

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In Ituri, Katanga Verdict Viewed as a Limited Success

TweetOn Friday, March 7, 2014, Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted, by a majority, Germain Katanga as an accessory to four war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property, and pillaging) and one crime … Continue reading

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