24 April 2012 by -

If it took 6 years to convict the Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga, how long will it take the International Criminal Court (ICC) to decide on reparations for the victims?

by Josephine Uwineza, Brussels

[related-articles]The ICC has made its mark on international justice by introducing victims’ participation into trials.
The Lubanga trial continues to be a trail blazer for the Rome Statute, as the court’s first conviction has now led to the first reparations proceedings.

04 July 2012 by -

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It is with much regret that we announce that Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) has decided to stop publishing the International Justice Tribune (IJT).

[related-articles]This sad decision was issued in the context of massive budgetary cuts faced by RNW on June 22. All future activities at RNW will be solely focused on young audiences in countries where free speech is under threat.

14 May 2010 by -

Although 100% of cases currently before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague involve crimes of gender based violence committed in Africa, only 4% of ICC lawyers are women from that continent. The ICC is hoping to change this with a campaign to recruit African women lawyers to represent both victims and defendants at the court.

By Hélène Michaud

“Most of the victims said: she understands us better because she’s a woman and a mother.”

Africa needs more lawyers like Carine Bapita.

01 February 2012 by -

The exhumation of the first of at least 29 bodies buried in a grave in the Doukouré area of Yopougon in Abidjan district was coordinated by Ivorian state prosecutor Simplice Koffi. Yopougon was the last part of Abidjan to be held by pro-Gbagbo forces.

By John James, Abidjan

22 September 2011 by -

Confirmation of charges hearings in the case of Rwandan rebel leader ended on Wednesday before the International Criminal Court. Judges will decide before Christmas if Callixte Mbarushimana should stand trial for leading a villainous Hutu militia, the FDLR.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

07 April 2010 by -

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24 February 2010 by -

The deputy prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is likely that crimes against humanity were committed during a bloody crackdown on protesters in Guinea last year.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Fatou Bensouda, who has just returned from a three-day visit to Guinea, said on Friday, “on the basis of the information that we have received from this visit, we will pursue our preliminary examination.”

20 June 2012 by -

Interview with ICC judge Bruno Cotte, presiding judge at the second trial at the ICC*

By Franck Petit, The Hague

04 October 2011 by -

Arun Dey was 11 when he saw his mother, brother and sister killed and his father abducted during Operation Searchlight - the first night of Bangladesh's bloody struggle for independence from Pakistan.

Pakistani soldiers acting on a tip-off raided Dey's family home on the Dhaka University campus looking for his father, a prominent pro-independence activist who ran the university canteen. It was March 26, 1971.