14 October 2009 by -

The International Criminal Court will start confirmation of charges hearings in the case against Darfur rebel leader Abu Garda on Monday 19 October.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

A confirmation hearing is held to ensure that no case goes to trial unless there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that the person committed the crime with which he has been charged.

Bahr Idriss Abu Garda has the right to attend the hearing or in his absence be represented by counsel.

20 May 2011 by -

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has a new problem: three witnesses do not want to go back to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The men are in The Hague to testify on behalf of Germain Katanga and Mattieu Ngudjolo Chui. But they are imprisoned at home, in Kinshasa.

01 June 2001 by -

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the events that took place at Jenin. In a brief report published on 4 November, the human rights organisation argues that the Israeli army is guilty of war crimes. « We were all at home on the Friday 5 April. It was between 3 and 3.15 p.m. We heard a knock at the door. My sister got up put her hand on the handle and the door exploded. Her face was covered with blood. I thought: she's going to die. We started to shout. The Israeli soldiers were outside, in front of the entrance. They fired shots at the walls to frighten us.

25 November 2009 by -

For the first time since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened in 2002, the United States attended the court’s annual meeting in The Hague. 

By Hermione Gee

America is committed to ending impunity for crimes against humanity, US Ambassador for war crimes Stephen Rapp told the 110-nation Assembly of States Parties (ASP).

02 September 2011 by -

Should the killing of journalists during conflict be considered as a war crime? Should journalists be embedded with troops in warfare, or not? Are journalists protected under the Geneva Conventions?

By Geraldine Coughlan in The Hague

24 May 2011 by -

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28 February 2011 by -

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he was assessing whether Libyan authorities can be tried for crimes against humanity against civilians calling for regime change.

Upon referral from the UN, his office was "assessing allegations of widespread or systematic attacks against the civilian population," Luis Moreno-Ocampo said in The Hague. "This could constitute crimes against humanity and must stop," he added.

24 April 2006 by -

Read here the International Justice Tribune, No. 45

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Seven soldiers convicted
  • Peru: Fujimori’s double dealing
  • Central African Republic: ICC gets a green light
  • International Criminal Court: Defence in unfamiliar territory

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14 October 2009 by -

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