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UN reports humanitarian law violations by Uganda rebels in DRC
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) committed "grave violations of international humanitarian law" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of 2014, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported [text, PDF; (More)
ICC affirms acquittal of Congolese war crimes suspect
The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday upheld the trial chamber's decision to acquit Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui , a Congolese man accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Ngudjolo was acquitted in December 201 (More)
ICC upholds Lubanga conviction
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday upheld the conviction and 14-year prison sentence of former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo . Lubanga was convicted in (More)
Other International Courts
Although the ICC's name implies exclusivity, it is one of many international criminal tribunals. Several permanent international tribunals dealing in civil matters have also developed, ranging from the Permanent Court of Arbitration to the Internatio (More)
Non-Signatory Countries
Of the 139 states that signed the Rome Statute, 32 have not yet ratified the treaty. According to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties , a state that has signed but not ratified a treaty is obliged to refrain from "acts which would defeat the (More)
ICC Jurisdiction
Articles 5 through 20 of the Rome Statute govern the jurisdiction of the ICC. There are four major factors to consider when assessing the court's jurisdiction. First, the specific crime committed has to fit the definition of one of the four crimes ou (More)
Congo war crimes suspect denies charges in first appearance before ICC
Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda denied charges at his first appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday. Ntaganda is accused of 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, pillag (More)
Suspected DRC war criminal surrenders to ICC
Congolese war crimes suspect Gen. Bosco Ntaganda voluntarily surrendered himself into the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday. The ICC is now in the process of transferring him to The Hague from Rwanda. The ICC issued two (More)
Congo war crimes suspect surrenders at US embassy in Rwanda
Congolese war crimes suspect Gen. Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself to a US embassy in Rwanda on Monday and requested extradition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder]. Ntaganda has been wanted by the IC (More)
ICC Must Strengthen Sexual Violence Protections
JURIST Guest Columnists Chen Reis of the University of Denver and Lynn Lawry (pictured) of Brigham and Women's Hospital argue that unified action must be taken by parties other than the International Criminal Court in order to provide adequate and su (More)
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