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Civil society welcomes ICC move in Burundi

In a move welcomed by the families of suspected disappeared and civil society, the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s prosecutor has opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Burundi to determine whether reports of grave international crimes since April last year … Continue reading

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Judges ask prosecutor to reconsider Gaza flotilla decision – What you should know

Last year, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda decided not to proceed with an investigation into the 2010 Israeli raid of a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla during which 10 people were killed, but judges are now asking her to revisit that decision. … Continue reading

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Amid ICC examination, UN Gaza panel finds evidence of war crimes

A new UN report says that both Israel and Palestinian armed groups likely committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict. It calls on governments to ensure individual accountability by supporting the ICC’s preliminary examination into the situation.

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Palestine probe prompts misguided backlash against ICC

The opening of an ICC preliminary examination into Palestine continues to make headlines around the world. While widely welcomed by civil society and others as a step towards accountability for grave crimes, the announcement has prompted a misguided backlash against … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – LRA commander arrives in The Hague

This week, Ugandan militia leader Dominic Ongwen was transferred to the ICC, giving hope to victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and sending a message to ICC fugitives that justice will eventually catch up with them. “Ongwen’s arrival in The Hague … Continue reading

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