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17 candidates vying for six spots on ICC judges’ bench

Becoming a judge at the ICC is one of the most prestigious jobs in the field of international criminal law. Seventeen countries have now met the deadline to put forward candidates for the upcoming election to fill six positions on the Court’s bench in The Hague.

ICC member states will elect the new judges at the 13th Assembly of States Parties when it meets this coming December in New York. As part of our campaign to promote the election of the highest qualified candidates, we're asking all nominees about their motivations and experience.


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Turkey can bolster its role in the world by joining the ICC
As Turkey contests a seat on the UN Security Council, it should affirm its commitment to ending impunity by acceding to the ICC Rome Statute as soon as possible.

Sign our petition or send a tweet calling on Turkey to accede to the ICC Rome Statute now!

Learn more about our call on Turkey to join the ICC on our #GlobalJustice blog.


10 things that happened at the ICC so far in 2014

With the ICC on its annual summer recess, we take a look back at some major developments in the cases at the Court so far this year. Read more...

Prosecutor publishes historic policy paper on sexual and gender-based crimes

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda last month launched the ICC’s Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, the first-ever such document for an international court or tribunal. Read more...
ICC witnesses returned to DRC after asylum request rejected

After a lengthy legal battle, three ICC witnesses who had sought asylum in the Netherlands have been sent back to the DRC. It is believed that Congolese authorities have detained the three, who had testified in defense of Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. Read more...

Prosecution and Kenyan government spar over Kenyatta records

The prosecution and the Kenyan government have sparred over requests to access Uhuru Kenyatta's phone, bank and land records that the prosecution believes is vital to its case against the Kenyan president. Read more...

ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passes at age 70

The world has lost one of the true giants of international justice with the passing of former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul. Read more...

Al-Senussi admissibility ruling sparks mixed reaction from civil society

An ICC ruling clearing the way for Libya to try former spy chief Abdullah Al-Senussi has provoked mixed reaction among civil society. Read more...


Why Iraq should join the ICC

Two months of alleged human rights violations against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq has prompted Parliamentarians for Global Action to call on the Iraqi government to join the ICC. Read more...

World celebrates International Justice Day

In commemoration of International Justice Day last month, civil society and governments held a wide range of events and issued statements in support of the fight against impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.  Read more...
Civil society hopes Al-Sisi election will reignite Egypt’s drive to join ICC

Civil society is hoping the recent election of Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as Egyptian president represents an important opportunity for reforms and possibly ratification of the ICC Rome Statute. Read more...

Nigerian civil society calls on lawmakers to pass international crimes bill

The Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court has called on the country’s national assembly to immediately pass a bill that would domesticate the ICC Rome Statute into national law. Read more...

Can the UN Security Council be consistent on justice?

In a special Google+ Hangout for International Justice Day, expert panelists discussed the relationship between the UN Security Council and the ICC, as well as the Council’s overall record on the prevention of and accountability for mass atrocities. Read more...

International Justice Day sees progress, challenges ahead for ICC

International Justice Day is not only a day to celebrate the adoption of the ICC Rome Statute. It’s also an opportunity for civil society and governments worldwide to reaffirm their support for the Court and for the pursuit of peace through justice and the rule of law. 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: 14
Article 8: 17

Focus Countries 2014

September: Turkey
October: El Salvador
November: Cameroon, Egypt

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



11-12 September: Panel discussions with ICC judicial candidates, hosted by the Coalition for the ICC, United Nations HQ, New York
17 September: Gbagbo, Katanga and Three Theories of Crimes Against Humanity, SCL Lecture, Asser Institute, The Hague
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