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Civil society sees Habré case as milestone for African justice

More than 20 years after he was overthrown, former Chadian president Hissène Habré will soon face justice before a special court created by Senegal and the African Union (AU).

Habré is charged with crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes allegedly committed while he served as president of Chad.

Civil society has welcomed the charges, and in an open letter, 141 human rights groups from around Africa expressed their support for the efforts of Senegal and the AU.


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Help us call on Egypt and Vietnam to join the ICC
Both Egypt and Vietnam have made statements of interest and intent to join the ICC. 

Now they should follow through by ratifying or acceding to the Rome Statute as soon as possible.

Sign our petitions calling on Egypt and Vietnam to ratify or accede to the ICC Rome Statute now!

Learn more about our call for Egypt and Vietnam to join the ICC on our #GlobalJustice blog.


No ICC investigation into Israel / Mavi Marmara incident

There will be no ICC investigation into the 2010 Israeli raid on the Humanitarian Aid Flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced as she concluded her Office’s preliminary examination of the situation referred by the Union of Comoros. Read more...

Ngudjolo says he is a victim in appeals hearing

The ICC Appeals Chamber has heard submissions from the parties in the trial of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. Ngudjolo also took the opportunity to address the Appeals Chamber, insisting on his innocence. Read more...

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. Read more...

Registry ordered to provide more funds for Ntaganda defense

ICC judges have ordered the court’s Registry to provide the necessary resources for Bosco Ntaganda to hire an additional legal staff. Read more...


Amnesty International calls on states to strengthen ICC

With the 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the ICC Rome Statute quickly approaching, civil society is calling on states parties to strengthen their support for the Court. Read more...

Extraordinary African Chambers seeks judges to try Habré

The Extraordinary African Chambers is currently seeking to fill the positions of president of the Extraordinary African Trial Chamber and the president of its Appeals Chamber. Read more... 

Elections reinvigorate calls for Ukraine to join ICC

Following Ukraine‘s parliamentary elections, civil society is calling on the newly elected parliament to make the fight against impunity a priority by joining the ICC. Read more... 

Senegal minister Sidiki Kaba set to become next ASP president

A longtime supporter of the Court, Senegal's Sidiki Kaba will be the first African to serve as the president of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties. Read more...

Odhikar’s Adilur Rahman Khan honored with RFK Award

An important member of the Coalition for the ICC—Odhikar’s Adilur Rahman Khan—is being awarded the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Read more...

OpenDemocracy debates impact of ICC

OpenDemocracy is this week hosting an online debate on the past, present, and future of the ICC and Rome Statute system. Read more...

Video: Media briefing on Kenya and amendments to the Rome Statute

In October, the Coalition held a press briefing at the United Nations in New York on the ICC investigation in Kenya and a set of proposed amendments to the Rome Statute. Read more...

Don't forget you can catch up international justice news with our #GlobalJustice Weekly round-up on our blog.


Campaign for Global Justice


Rome Statute: 122
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 72

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 18
Article 8: 21

Focus Countries 2014

October: El Salvador
November: Vietnam, Egypt
December: Indonesia, Cameroon

*Each month we call on different countries to join the ICC as part of our Campaign for Global Justice.



12 November: “Renewing the Promise of the ICC: A Review of the Court’s Role in Promoting Accountability in Africa”, hosted by the International Justice Project, the International Refugee Rights Initiative and the Pan-African Lawyers Union, Arusha, Tanzania

12 November: Reflections on Eight Years as an ICC Judge: Ms. Ekaterina Trendafilova, SCL Lecture, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague

26 November: "Willing and Able: Is There an International Standard for National Investigations of Alleged War Crimes", hosted by the Peace Palace Library, the Embassy of Israel in The Hague, Brill-Nijhoff and the Rosenne family, Peace Palace, The Hague

World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy Annual Report
We are pleased to share the latest Annual Report of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). The Coalition is a program of WFM-IGP, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law.
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