02 February 2012 by -

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10 March 2010 by -

Prominent Kenyans organised and financed post-election attacks against civilians in 2008, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor told judges last week.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

24 March 2010 by -

Lord’s Resistance Army rebels killed over 10 people and kidnapped about 50 others in a village in the eastern Central African Republic (CAR) last weekend. The fatal attack took place in Agoumar, and there were smaller attacks in two nearby villages.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Under the leadership of Joseph Kony, the self-proclaimed Christian guerrilla army launched an insurgency against Uganda’s government in 1986. Fighting continued in Northern Uganda for nearly two decades until the rebels were pushed into neighbouring countries in 2005.

20 October 2011 by Geraldine Coughlan

The death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has sparked speculation about what this means for international justice. Obviously, the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity in June, will die with him.

26 September 2011 by Mariângela Guimarães

When I first watched ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian black comedy, at the cinema in Brazil, years after it was originally released, I was still a teenager. I remember finding it funny that black dots popped up on the screen to cover up sexual acts and parts of the body that we weren’t supposed to see. This was at the end of the 1970s and Brazil was under a military dictatorship that did things much worse than censoring film scenes. Every time I mention something from those years, like that experience at the movies, I notice that many people, and even younger Brazilians, seem to forget that the country was once ruled by a repressive regime.

07 April 2010 by Thijs Bouwknegt

Catherine Mabille and Marc Desalliers represent former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, who stands trial at The Hague’s International Criminal Court (ICC) for conscripting and using child soldiers. The lawyers have complained about ongoing problems during the trial.

10 February 2010 by Bram Posthumus

An international legal drama is playing itself out in the Senegalese capital Dakar, against the backdrop of the Monument for the African Renaissance. Main characters in no specific order: Hissène Habré, former president of the central African state of Chad, Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, the African Union, Belgium, lawyers and human rights groups. At issue: can an African state put a former head of another African state on trial for crimes against humanity?

13 January 2010 by Sebastiaan Gottlieb

Antonio Cassese was the first president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and is now head of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). He just announced that he will visit Lebanon in the coming weeks to complete the investigation into the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

21 April 2010 by Mohammed Abdulrahman

President Omar Hasan al- Bashir, one of the International Criminal Court’s most wanted alleged war criminals, is the winner of last week’s first open elections held in Sudan in over two decades.

05 May 2010 by Thomas Bwire

Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luís Moreno Ocampo will be visiting Kenya next week as part of his investigation into the country’s 2007-8 post-election violence. Before leaving for his week long trip to Nairobi, Ocampo spoke to the IJT about the case.