16 February 2011 by -

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01 June 2001 by -

The announcement of the departure of the Registrar on 19 January 2001 is a victory for the President of the Tribunal. Abandoned by her peers two months ago, isolated, Navanethem Pillay has come out strengthened from a battle, which, among other things, has poisoned the existence of the Tribunal for the last eighteen months. This is a first, important step towards in-depth reform of a badly suffering ICTR. It is unlikely to be the only one. This is the primary outcome of one of the major crises that have undermined the operation of the ICTR in the course of the last two years.

12 January 2011 by -

A Sudanese governor wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes used a UN helicopter to attend a peace meeting in the flashpoint Abyei region.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Ahmad Mohammad Harun was allowed on Sunday to take the UN transport as he played a "critical" role in attempts to end ethnic clashes in Sudan's troubled Abyei region where dozens have been killed in ethnic clashes in recent days.

05 April 2004 by -

As the precedents set by the ad hoc tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda have shown the first steps taken by the International Criminal Court (ICC) will determine its credibility. After announcing its first «first case» (Ituri, in the Democratic Republic of Congo), the prosecutor\'s office decided to launch another investigation into the Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA was created in northern Uganda in 1988 from a sect founded by Alice «Lakwena» Auma, who now lives peacefully in a Kenyan refugee camp.

27 November 2003 by -

Following his inauguration as chief prosecutor on 16 June 2003, the Argentinean Luis Moreno Ocampo, 50, has announced his list of priority cases. First up is the «urgent» situation in Ituri, a region in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which has been ravaged by «inter-ethnic» conflict over the last four years. The prosecutor\'s office says it has received six complaints for the case, two of which were filed by non-governmental organisations.

19 April 2004 by -

The first meeting of the Victims Trust Fund, an unprecedented initiative by the International Criminal Court (ICC), is due to take place on 20 to 22 April at The Hague. Its aim is to establish a basic modus operandi for the Fund and settle a number of key questions. It is the first time in the history of international courts that a specific mechanism is being set up to compensate victims.

01 October 2009 by -

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01 June 2001 by -

Commandant of the Army of Republika Srpska Krajina Corps

Momir Talic is accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, violations of the customs and laws of war and serious infrigements of the Geneva Conventions by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. Defense lawyers

  • Michel Pitron
  • Xavier de Roux


22 January 2011 by -

After Kenyan MPs voted overwhelmingly last month to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the government must now decide whether to act for, or against, accountability.

By David Tolbert (*)

Thus far, Kenya has shown itself unwilling to investigate and prosecute the violence that almost brought the country to its knees in late 2007 and early 2008.

It was only as a result of that unwillingness that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court opened an investigation into the crimes.

30 September 2009 by -

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a claim by Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga that he should not be prosecuted before the ICC.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

Katanga asked that the case be dismissed, arguing that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was able to prosecute him, and that the ICC prosecutor failed to disclose documents indicating that he was under investigation in the DRC.