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19 January 2011 by Mohammed Abdulrahman

As Southern Sudan takes its final steps towards separating from Khartoum and becoming an independent state, one of its immediate challenges will be how it would deal with international justice issues.

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02 February 2011 by Linawati Sidarto

Radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang was the only non-politician among the six Kenyans named by the International Criminal Court in December as the alleged masterminds of the country’s post-election violence. Experts, however, warn against comparisons between Kenya’s Kass FM and Rwanda’s notorious RTLM.

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05 July 2004 by Thierry Cruvellier

On 23 June, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo announced he was opening his first investigations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to his press release, Ocampo has already been "carefully analysing the situation in DRC" since July 2003. But the new step, which marks the difference between a "preliminary analysis" and the opening of an investigation, is notable for the legal process that could lead to the first trials before the international court, and is highly significant in the current political context.

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06 September 2006 by Emmanuel Chicon and Benjamin Bibas

At the same time as the International Criminal Court (ICC) launches its first investigations in Uganda and Congo, the annual Assembly of States parties will be meeting in The Hague from 6 to 10 September. The legal and political body faces the tough challenge of deciding on the 2005 budget. Since the court is beginning to schedule its first trials, this is a critical task.

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20 September 2004 by Thierry Cruvellier

66.784,200 euros: this was the official budget allocated to the International Criminal Court for 2005 at the close of the Assembly of State Parties held at The Hague from 6 to 10 September. It was a success for those who feared funding cuts. But many participants bitterly lamented the lack of passion that marked the week's meeting.

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20 September 2004 by our correspondent

Human Rights Watch (HRW), in its report published on 8 September, urges the Special Court for Sierra Leone not to limit its prosecution to the thirteen people it has indicted so far (of who only nine are in custody).

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14 March 2005 by -

Article 18
Preliminary rulings regarding admissibility

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14 March 2005 by -

Article 40
Independence of the judges

1. The judges shall be independent in the performance of their functions.

2. Judges shall not engage in any activity which is likely to interfere with their judicial functions or to affect confidence in their independence.

3. Judges required to serve on a full-time basis at the seat of the Court shall not engage in any other occupation of a professional nature.

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19 December 2005 by -

The debate over where the ICC will set up permanent shop is still pending. Staying in its current facilities, which are a long way out and not very spacious, is not the most desirable option. Neither is that of transferring the court to the ICTY's current building. A third option, which is more costly, but more in keeping with the practical and symbolic needs of a new world institution, is to build its own building. Holland appears to have tipped the scales in favor of this option when it announced that it would donate the land and grant an attractive loan package.

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16 September 2009 by -

Chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, is gathering information about possible war crimes committed by NATO soldiers, Al Qaeda and insurgents in Afghanistan.

By Thijs Bouwknegt
 

Afghanistan is a party to the Rome Statute and “any war crime or crime against humanity committed on its territory by Afghan nationals or foreigners is of interest to the court”, Ocampo told reporters September 9th.

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