In 2012 ICC judges in the case against Germaine Katanga visited Ituri in eastern Congo (Photo: Flicker/ICC-CPI)
29 March 2018 by Benjamin Duerr, The Hague (The Netherlands)

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have decided not to hold “in situ“ hearings in Eastern Congo where much of the court’s attention for the past fifteen years has been focused. As violence in the region is increasing, questions arise as to what impact the court has had and whether it will ever be able to hold hearings closer to the victims.

25 November 2009 by -

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25 November 2009 by Sylvere Unen

As the trial of former militiamen Mathieu Ngudjolo and Germain Katanga opened this week at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, residents of their home district of Ituri in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are losing faith in the court. 

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.

22 November 2004 by -

In January 2004, Uganda\'s President Museveni requested the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the situation in the north of the country, which is in the grip of the rebel group Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA). But it appears that since then he has been doing everything in his power to render the request null and void. On 16 November, Amnesty International expressed concern over a new suggestion by Kampala to judge the crimes committed by a traditional method of reconciliation.

15 April 2014 by IJT

Both the defence and the prosecution announced, last week, their intent to appeal Germain Katanga's verdict at the International Criminal Court (ICC).