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Challenges face new ICC presidency
Newly elected ICC President Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi. © AP

The election last month of three female judges to the ICC presidency has been welcomed as a milestone for the Court—and for gender equality in international institutions. Many challenges now lie ahead. Read more...

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Malaysia: Show global leadership by joining ICC

With Malaysia sitting on the UN Security Council and chairing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, its time to show global leadership by joining the ICC.

Call on Prime Minister Najib Razak to join the ICC now!

Learn more on our #GlobalJustice blog.


Indonesia say no to Al-Bashir

Indonesia should rescind an invitation ICC fugitive Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to an Asia-Africa summit this month. Read more...

"Our resolve to create a more just world must remain firm"

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda argues that the world must harden its resolve to hold perpetrators of mass atrocities accountable. Read more...

Five essential elements for ICC victims reparations

ICC judges have set out five essential elements for victims reparations orders in an appeals decision in the case against convicted Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga. Read more...

ICC acquittal agreements needed

The controversy over Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngujolo Chiu—fighting deportation from the Netherlands—has highlighted the need for ICC member states to take in acquitted persons. Read more...

Technology for truth

New technologies are changing the way international courts collect evidence, and could provide the public with meaningful ways to contribute to justice. Read more...

Darfur: Reflections on the troubled path to accountability

The International Justice Project discusses the challenges and opportunities around the Darfur ICC referral Read more...

ICC Darfur referral turns 10

Ten years after the UN Security Council referred the situation in Darfur to the ICC, justice has yet to be done. Read more...

Ntaganda’s ICC trial in DRC?
ICC judges say the opening of Bosco Ntaganda’s trial could take place in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this June. Read more...


Rome Statute enters into force in Palestine

The Rome Statute entered into force for Palestine on 1 April, an important step towards accountability and justice for victims. Read more...

“Africa has benefited most from the ICC”

Former UN human rights chief Navi Pillay argues that Africa has benefited greatly from ICC interventions. Read more...

A special tribunal for Syria?

With an effort to refer Syria to the ICC scuttled by vetoes last year, a UN commission is calling for a special tribunal for the now four-year-old conflict. Read more...

Chad: Reparations for Habré regime victims

Victims of the Habré regime in Chad finally saw justice done last month when 20 former security agents were convicted of torture. Read more...
Using tech to improve ICC outreach

For justice to truly be effective, it must be seen to be done. That’s why communication is so important to the ICC’s work. Read more...

Victims’ voices heard in Colombia peace talks

Negotiators for the Colombian government and the FARC have taken a welcome step of including victims in peace talks. Read more...

A promise of justice in Sri Lanka?

Over five years after the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s civil war, will victims finally see justice done? Read more...

Justice still matter in Africa

Despite the loud anti-ICC rhetoric of some African leaders, many supporters of international justice are still to be found across the continent. Read more...

Make gender justice happen

An increasing number of armed conflict are characterized by widespread sexual and gender-based violence. Read more...

Calls for justice in UN human rights discussions

The fight against impunity is getting ever more attention in UN discussions on governments improving their human rights frameworks. Read more...
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Rome Statute: 123
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 74

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 23
Article 8: 24

Focus Countries 2015

March: Ukraine
April: Malaysia
May: Armenia

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


11 April: Roundtable on international criminal justice, Coalition for the ICC Africa Office, Cotonou, Benin

16 April: Panel with candidates for upcoming ICC judicial election, organized by the Coalition for the ICC, at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague

20-24 April: Discussions on the 2016 ICC budget, ASP Committee on Budget and Finance, The Hague

29 April: Reflections on Eight Years on the ICC Bench: Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, SCL lecture, Asser Institute, The Hague
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