Tag Archives: Witnesses

Bemba: judge orders interim release of defense lawyers

An ICC judge has ordered the release of the former head of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba’s defense team, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, and former case manager Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo. The lawyers, who have been in detention in The Hague for … Continue reading

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Prosecution witness setbacks continue in Ruto/Sang trial

Reluctant witnesses continue to impede the prosecution’s case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joshua Sang at the ICC in The Hague. The trial of the two men, accused of orchestrating crimes against humanity during Kenya’s 2007 post-election … Continue reading

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ICC witnesses returned to DRC after asylum request rejected

After a lengthy legal battle, three ICC witnesses who had sought asylum in the Netherlands were sent back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 6 July. It is believed that Congolese authorities have detained the three witnesses, who … Continue reading

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What’s the experience of ICC witnesses? Human Rights Center survey shows widespread satisfaction

In this post, Stephen Smith Cody, director of the Atrocity Response Program at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center, discusses the results and implications of a first-of-its-kind survey of 109 ICC witnesses. 

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