ICC

article
21 April 2010 by Claire Wachira

Almost two years after the birth of Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), set up in the aftermath of violent presidential elections, problems continue to plague the body. 

article
05 May 2010 by Heikelina Verrijn

International judges and prosecutors claim to do their utmost to ensure that the practice of international criminal law satisfies fundamental principles. In practice, however, those principles often take second place to notions of human and humanitarian rights. 

article
15 December 2010 by Koert Lindijer

Justice has always been a rare commodity in Sudan, and the imminent divorce between North and South Sudan will not necessarily lead to democracy and more human rights. Southern Sudan will be a fragile state and the North will probably become more autocratic. Meanwhile, the war in Darfur may even reignite. 

article
02 March 2011 by Lisa Clifford

A murky deal involving millions of dollars in smuggled gold is the latest scandal engulfing the International Criminal Court indictee Bosco Ntaganda. 

article
11 March 2011 by Bram Posthumus

There may be a future inquiry by the International Criminal Court into human rights crimes during Côte d’Ivoire’s post-electoral crisis. But that has no impact on the current situation in the country. 

article
11 May 2011 by Bram Posthumus

A few months from now, Guineans will hold a sombre commemoration: on the 28th of September 2009, soldiers, militias and mercenaries went on the rampage in the capital’s main stadium. They shot at a crowd of people protesting Captain Moussa Dadis Camara’s possible candidacy in upcoming presidential elections. 157 people were killed and dozens of women raped. The victims and survivors of that mass crime are beginning to ask when justice will be their due. 

article
11 May 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt

How do you spearhead a deadly militia in Congo, from Germany? In modern times, one only needs a mobile phone and a laptop to unleash a humanitarian catastrophe. German prosecutors are convinced that two Rwandans waged a brutal war some 6,000 kilometres away via telephone calls and emails. 

article
25 May 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt & Richard Walker

While all eyes are on Gaddafi, the International Criminal Court monitors 15 countries around the globe. She is working on 6 ‘situations’ and a dozen cases. But in the meantime, Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda also monitors crimes in West Africa. 

article
13 April 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt

Luis Moreno Ocampo landed at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta airport in May 2010 to listen to victims of the violence that swept Kenya three years ago. While there he pledged that by Christmas he would file charges against six ring-leaders and try them in two cases. 

article
27 April 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt

How salubrious and healing are Truth and Reconciliation Commissions? This question rears its head again in Ivory Coast. The country’s new president hopes such a commission would restore the calm needed for a future of peace. At the same time, it could offer Ouattara the possibility of not having to appear in court. 

Pages