Category Archives: witness protection

Bemba II: First ICC witness tampering verdict set for 19 October

International Criminal Court (ICC) judges will deliver their verdict in the trial of five men suspected of interfering with witnesses in the trial of former Congolese vice president Jean Pierre Bemba on 19 October. Involving politicians and defense lawyers, it … Continue reading

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Ten ways states can support the ICC

The ICC relies on states to enforce its decisions, arrest fugitives, protect victims and witnesses, and host convicted and acquitted persons. Without this cooperation, international justice simply cannot function. Here are 10 of the many ways for states to support the ICC system.

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First ICC witness tampering trial opens in The Hague

The opening of the first International Criminal Court (ICC) witness tampering trial sends a clear message to anyone attempting to interfere in the administration of international justice, said civil society today.

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First ICC witness tampering trial: All you need to know

The trial of five men suspected of interfering with witnesses opens at the ICC next week. Involving politicians and defense lawyers, it the first such case to come before the Court. Here’s all you need to know to bring you … Continue reading

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Is enough being done to protect ICC witnesses?

The past weeks have seen several witnesses withdraw from the ICC prosecutor’s case against Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto and Kenyan journalist Joshua Sang, saying they are afraid to testify. While witness support and protection is the ICC’s primary responsibility, … Continue reading

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