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Al Mahdi sentenced to nine years at ICC: Explanation and reaction to Timbuktu destruction trial

In a historic first before the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week, Malian Islamist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was found guilty and sentenced to nine years in prison for the destruction of religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu. The landmark trial … Continue reading

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Need to know: ICC Timbuktu destruction trial

The International Criminal Court (ICC) trial of suspected Islamist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for attacks on religious and historical structures during the 2012 occupation of Timbuktu opens on 22 August. Here’s some need to know information on the first international prosecution … Continue reading

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10 cultural landmarks destroyed in conflict

With the International Criminal Court (ICC) set to open its first trial for the destruction of UNESCO listed buildings in Mali’s Timbuktu, we bring you 10 examples of historic, religious and cultural structures destroyed in conflict through the ages.

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The ICC’s role in prosecuting and deterring war crime attacks on cultural heritage

In anticipation of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) upcoming trial against Mr. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, its first to focus on the war crime of attacks against cultural heritage, the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, its International … Continue reading

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Mali: ICC to expedite proceedings in al Faqi case

During the first appearance of a Tuareg rebel before the ICC for cultural war crimes allegedly committed in Mali, the sitting judge indicated that measures would be taken to speed up the proceedings – one of several important initiatives being … Continue reading

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