Victims

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

6 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Trial against Ongwen begins

December 7, 2016

ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen begins with not guilty plea, and Prosecution and Victims opening statements: On 6 December 2016, the trial started in the Ongwen case before the ICC Trial Chamber IX. Dominic Ongwen is… Read More ›

ICTY building. Photo: ICTY photos via Flickr (CC)

15 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT Pres calls for release of arrested Turkish MICT judge; ICC TC decides on legal aid for Victims’ legal reps, and Ntaganda defence requests stay of proceedings

November 15, 2016

MICT President Meron demands release of Turkish MICT judge arrested after coup attempt: MICT President Theodor Meron has called for the release of the MICT Turkish judge, Aydin Sedaf Akay. Mr. Akay was arrested in… Read More ›

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.  brightsblog.wordpress.com via Bing (CC).

26 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gambia ICC withdrawal, ECCC testimony on forced marriage and cricitism of Republic Srpska for awards

October 26, 2016

Gambian Minister announces withdraw from ICC: Gambia has announced its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Information Minister Sheriff Bojang has accused the ICC of ignoring the war crimes of the West –… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: thisisafrica.me via Bing.

20 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – TC finds five guilty in Bemba contempt case, Bensouda on DRC violence, call for experts in Al-Mahdi reparations

October 21, 2016

ICC TC issues judgment on Bemba contempt charges; five found guilty: On 19 October, ICC Trial Chamber VII issued it judgment in the Article 70 contempt cases against accused Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, and former defence counsel… Read More ›

Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

11 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – First day of reparations hearings in Lubanga case

October 13, 2016

First day of reparations hearings at ICC in Lubanga case: On 11 October 2016 started the first of two days of hearings at the ICC on reparations in the Lubanga trial.  During this first day,… Read More ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

10 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi announces plan to leave ICC, ICC to hold reparations hearing in Lubanga case, France to pursue Aleppo war crimes claim at ICC, UNSC fails to adopt resolutions on Syria and ECCC to resume hearings in Case 002/02

October 10, 2016

Burundi announces plan to leave ICC following OTP preliminary probe – On 6 October, Burundi’s government announced that it wants to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The government’s decision comes six months… Read More ›

ICC Premanent Premises, The Hague. Photo: by ICL Media Review (rights reserved).

6 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC AC allows victim participation in Bemba appeal and Ongwen leave to appeal on payments rejected.

September 7, 2016

ICC AC allows victims to participate in Bemba sentencing appeal: On 1 September 2016, the Appeals Chamber (AC) allowed the victims to participate in the appeal proceedings in the Bemba case. The AC granted victims the… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

2 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre ordered to pay compensation, Simone Gbagbo trial delayed, Bosnian man arrest in Brazil for WC

August 2, 2016

Habre ordered to pay compensation to victims of crimes against humanity: On 29 July 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers Court ordered Habré to pay compensation to his victims of crimes against humanity (CAH). Compensations amount reported… Read More ›