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ICC judges in Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui case on a visit to Ituri in January 2012 (Photo: Flickr/ICC-CPI)
11 March 2015 by Tjitske Lingsma, The Hague (The Netherlands)

This is the second in a series of articles delving into the challenges faced by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court. In our last issue [IJT-176], Tjitske Lingsma explored why the ICC seems afflicted by untruthful witnesses. In the third article, we examine the growing importance of technological evidence, like phone records and computer data, to reduce the reliance on witness testimony.

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President Kenyatta and his defence team, with lawyer Steven Kay in first row, at 8 December 2014 status conference (Photo: Flickr/ICC-CPI)
24 February 2015 by Tjitske Lingsma, The Hague (The Netherlands)

This is the first in a series of articles delving into the challenges faced by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court. In our next issue, Tjitske Lingsma focuses on the use of intermediaries in situation countries. In the third article, we examine the growing importance of technological evidence, like phone records and computer data, to reduce the reliance on witness testimony.

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13 April 2010 by -

After months of delay, the genocide trial against former President Radovan Karadžić in the Hague last week started hearing the first testimonies by witnesses about atrocities committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

By Linawati Sidarto

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24 March 2010 by -

A Dutch investigating judge, two court registrars, a representative of the prosecution and a defence lawyer have been in Kigali since March 15th, hearing testimony from 30 witnesses in the appeals case of convicted torturer Joseph Mpambara.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

A district court in The Hague last year sentenced Mpambara to 20 years imprisonment for torture committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He immediately lodged an appeal.

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12 December 2001 by -

The treatment doled out to a witness before the ICTR has sparked a wave of protests in Rwanda. But differing versions of what really happened have sown confusion. As is often the case, the fireworks began in Kigali. From 25-30 November, the Rwandan capital hosted a major conference bringing together victims of the Rwandan genocide and representatives of other peoples who have faced extermination, including Bosnians, Australian aborigines, American Indians, Armenians and Jews.

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25 August 2010 by -

Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have ordered an independent investigation following complaints from witnesses that they have been intimidated by prosecutors.

Although the probe was ordered in late June, it only resurfaced when the matter was raised recently by a journalist at a news conference.

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