July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The establishment of the ICC by the UN is the final product of fifty years of work aimed at developing an international judicial body with the capability of adjudicating cases of genocide and crimes against humanity. The efforts to create such a body began in 1872 with Hustav Moynier, one of the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Since its inception in July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has become a dominant organization in international relations and the premiere tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes. Despite being founded only a decade ago, the ICC has already investigated and prosecuted atrocities in ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The establishment of the ICC by the UN is the final product of fifty years of work aimed at developing an international judicial body with the capability of adjudicating cases of genocide and crimes against humanity. The efforts to create such a body began in 1872 with Hustav Moynier, one of the ...[read more]
May 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Monday that aid in Syria is being hampered by a disregard for the rules of war. Head of operations for the Near and Middle East Robert Mardini said that in spite of repeated calls for all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect the ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
Human rights lawyers on Tuesday filed an emergency motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that guards at Guantanamo Bay have denied drinking water and sufficient clothing to a Yemeni prisoner. The motion was filed only a day before a fact-finding visit to the US ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Sunday said that an effective international arms treaty would save lives and aid in the enforcement of international law. The statement by the ICRC was made in anticipation of the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, which is being held in ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Libyan armed forces on Tuesday signed an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) affirming that the country will consider international humanitarian laws during military operations. Under the memorandum, which was signed at the Libyan military headquarters in Tripoli, ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 14, 2010, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of international humanitarian law under Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions. The failure of efforts by private entities to end the blockade caused the ...[read more]
April 11, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 11, 2011, French special forces aided in the capture of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. Gbagbo surrendered after French tanks surrounded his residence, which he refused to vacate following his defeat in the country's November 2010 presidential elections. France had deployed ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 9, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to investigate allegations of murder and rape committed in March 2011 by opposition political forces known as the Republican Forces of Cote d'Ivoire. The report accused supporters loyal to president Ouattara ...[read more]

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