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07 February 2005 by Franck Petit

Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire : the ICC prosecutor puts his cards on the table, but debate continues in the UN Security Council over Darfur.

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14 July 2010 by -

Dear reader, please find the latest IJT. Also note that the IJT will be taking a short summer break. The next issue will be published on August 25th. 

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05 March 2007 by -

Jean Flamme, the Belgian attorney responsible for defending the first suspect of the International Criminal Court announced in February his withdrawal due to "health problems", indicates a February 21 decision by the appeals chamber. By telephone, Mr. Flamme confirmed the information but did not wish to comment further. The ICC registry indicated that Thomas Lubanga is in the process of choosing a new attorney. This person will surely request some time to study the case, in which the court has already handed down more than 200 decisions.

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04 December 2006 by -

Three years after it began operating, the International Criminal Court (ICC) now employs 650 people, has ongoing investigations in three African countries, its first suspect in custody and is playing a key role in the Uganda peace negotiations. "Is the ICC still having teething problems?" wondered Professor Antonio Cassesse a few months ago in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. The States Parties to the ICC seem to be saying no, as overall, they are satisfied with the court's initial results.

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17 March 2008 by -

On March 10, the Pre-Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) granted the prosecutor's request to jointly try Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, two Congolese rebel leaders accused of committing war crimes during the February 24, 2003 attack on the village of Bogoro in Ituri [IJT-83]. Thomas Lubanga's trial is now set for June 23.

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10 July 2006 by -

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni's offer of amnesty, which he reiterated on July 3 to LRA leader Joseph Kony, if he would agree to participate in the peace talks announced three weeks ago [IJT-49], has been unanimously rejected. "We are not considering President Museveni's amnesty at all. We reject it. It is beside the point; it is really not significant," said an LRA spokesperson on July 5, according to the Ugandan daily The Monitor.

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30 June 2010 by -

The 109th edition of the International Justice Tribune is now available. You can read it here.

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IJT 109 contents: 

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10 April 2006 by -

On March 31, the International Criminal Court (ICC) denied the prosecutor's motion seeking to appeal the decision to authorize victims to participate in the proceedings concerning the Democratic Republic of Congo, starting at the investigation phase [IJT-41].

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07 May 2007 by -

On May 2, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued two arrest warrants for Sudanese leaders accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur. Previously, on February 27, the ICC Prosecutor asked a pre-trial chamber to summon appearances from Ahmad Muhammad Harun, former interior minister in charge of Darfur and current minister of humanitarian affairs, and Ali Muhammad Al Abd-Al Rahman (alias Ali Kushyab), former janjaweed militia leader.

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19 May 2010 by -

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón - known around the world for probing human rights violations - can move to the International Criminal Court (ICC), despite being suspended from the bench while awaiting trial in his own country. If found guilty, the examining magistrate could be removed from his job for up to 20 years.

By Hermione Gee

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