Int. Justice Tribune

The #ICC's trouble with #SGBC: sexual violence still a no-go zone despite special prosecution strategy 

Political signage of Cambodia’s ruling party, in April 2014, in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Photo: Flickr/shankaronline)
06 April 2015 by Julia Wallace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Since its inception, the Khmer Rouge tribunal has contended with political pressure, but Cambodia’s changing political landscape is yielding a fierce new crop of opposition.

Bosco Ntaganda, for whom the ICC pre-trial chamber unanimously confirmed all charges of sexual and gender-based crimes (Photo: Flickr/ICC-CPI)
06 April 2015 by Ella Sonja West, The Hague (The Netherlands)

At the International Criminal Court (ICC), prosecuting sexual and gender-based violence has been notoriously difficult. Documentary evidence has often proved insufficient and local officials, unwilling to cooperate. Despite such challenges, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), since Fatou Bensouda took over in 2012, has prioritized prosecution of such crimes.

Int. Justice Tribune

Will scientific evidence make up for ICC?s problem w/ witnesses? @tjitskelingsma's part 3 on prosecutor's challenges 

Int. Justice Tribune

'A burden has been lifted', #Chad victims tell @NathalieMagnien after landmark convictions. Her free IJT blog here: 

Chadians in court to hear verdict of DDS henchmen trial
25 March 2015 by Nathalie Magnien, N'Djamena (Chad)

The court room was packed this morning at the Palais du 15 janvier to hear the verdict in the case of the former agents of Chadian dictator Hissène Habré's feared political police: the Directorate of Documentation and Security (DDS). Anti-riot police were posted all around the room to separate the hundreds of victims and the families of the accused present.

Int. Justice Tribune

International Justice Tribune 178 is out now, Get a free trial subscription of a month by registering at 

Int. Justice Tribune

ICC v tribunal? ?Needs for justice are vast...don?t...think about it as competition,? @VukusicIva to @BenjaminDuerr 

Int. Justice Tribune

Justice for Habré victims in #Chad as 20 convicted over political police torture. Look out for @NathalieMagnien's IJT blog this afternoon

Henri Thulliez

In #Chad 18 agents of #HissèneHabré's political police condemned for HRs abuses in a case brought by their victims.