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Momentum is building around two initiatives calling on the UN Security Council's permanent members to restrain the use of their veto when atrocities are occurring. But how long can they continue to hold out in the face of mounting pressure for justice?

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ICC INVESTIGATIONS

Timbuktu destruction suspect arrested

Tuareg rebel Ahmad al Mahdi became the first suspect in the ICC Mali investigation to appear before the Court, charged with the war crimes of attacking cultural buildings in Timbuktu.
 

First ICC witness tampering trial opens

The opening of the first ICC witness tampering trial sends a clear message to anyone attempting to interfere in the administration of international justice.

Delivering justice, faster
 
Several measures are being taken to speed up the proceedings the ICC's first Mali case.

 

Involving politicians and defense lawyers, the Bemba II trial the first such case to come before the Court.

Victims in the Ongwen case

Jeanne Elone of TrustAfrica reflects on victim participation at the ICC, and how it may be improved in the case of Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen.

ICC Georgia probe on horizon?

The ICC prosecutor will seek to open an investigation into alleged grave crimes into the 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russian-backed separatists over the breakaway republic of South Ossetia.

FIGHTING IMPUNITY AROUND THE WORLD

Deal on justice for Colombian war crimes

Colombia and FARC rebels agree to justice measures as part of an historic peace deal, with those who confess to crimes and contribute to establishing truth in line for reduced and/or alternative sentences.

 

Civil society on Colombia’s peace/justice deal

What is civil society saying about the Colombia peace and justice agreement?

 

UN: The responsibility not to veto

Angela Patnode of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, writes that permanent members of the UN Security Council can be isolated in their use of the veto when dealing atrocities.

Widening the reach of international justice

James A. Goldston, director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, argues that much more must be done to address political inequities resulting in uneven justice for grave crimes.

ICC requests 17% budget increase

The ICC wants a 17% increase from last year. But what for?
 

New ICC outreach blog

The ICC has launched a new blog on its outreach activities to communities affected by crimes under the Court’s jurisdiction.

A universal ICC – What are the challenges?

How can more governments be persuaded to ratify and implement the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty?

Civil society in Côte d’Ivoire newsletter

Jelena Pia Comella, Coalition deputy executive director, reflects on the progress made in international justice in the latest issue of La Haye.


 

A Sri Lanka civil war crimes court?

A UN report called on Sri Lanka to establish a special hybrid court to investigate crimes during and after the country’s brutal civil war.


 

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Campaign for Global Justice

Ratifications/Accessions

Rome Statute: 123
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 74

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 24
Article 8: 25
 

Focus Countries 2015

September: Sri Lanka
October: Togo
November: Lebanon

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


WHAT'S NEW?

10-13 November: International People’s Tribunal - Indonesia 1965. Unveiling the Truth, Demanding Justice. The Hague.

18-26 November: 14th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, The Hague.

9 DecemberLights and Shadows of the Proposed Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia, SCL lecture, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague.
 
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