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Gender equality through the ICC

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we take a look at the role of the Rome Statute system of international justice in achieving the United Nation's sustainable developments goals on gender equality. Read more...

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Call on Laos to join the ICC now

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States: Arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir in Indonesia

Civil society called on states to arrest and avoid all non-essential contact with ICC fugitive Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Indonesia this week.

ICC Timbuktu destruction case – all you need to know

A key ICC pre-trial hearing opened on 1 March to decide whether to try a suspected Islamist for allegedly destroying UNESCO protected buildings in Timbuktu in northern Mali in 2012.

Georgia: A test case for the ICC’s future

Nika Jeiranashvili of the Open Society Georgia Foundation outlines the high stakes for the recently opened ICC investigation into the 2008 South Ossetian conflict.

Afghanistan: Record numbers of civilian casualties

The conflict in Afghanistan, under ICC preliminary examination since 2007, resulted in 11,002 civilian casualties in 2015, the highest number recorded by the UN.

Reparations delays in the ICC Lubanga case

Gaelle Carayon, post conflict policy advisor at REDRESS, reports on the latest developments concerning the reparations for victims in the ICC case against Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga.

Recanted witness testimony inadmissible in Ruto/Sang ICC trial

ICC appeals judges reversed a decision allowing the recanted testimony of several prosecution witnesses to be admitted as evidence in the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joshua Sang.


Sepur Zarco a win for women’s rights worldwide

Survivors of wartime sexual violence in Guatemala have secured a landmark victory in the Sepur Zarco trial: a win for international human rights in a domestic court, writes Yifat Susskind.

In historic move, El Salvador joins ICC

El Salvador’s accession to the Rome Statute is the clearest expression of the country’s commitment to justice, and brings Latin America a step closer to full representation at the ICC.

Protection of human rights in jeopardy

Governments are undermining the ICC, UN human rights bodies and regional mechanisms to evade oversight of their  records, warned Amnesty International in its annual human rights report.

Six facts about the Katanga case in DR Congo

Former ICC convict and Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga faces domestic trial for grave crimes. Civil society has fair trial concerns about the proceedings.

Hopes for justice in 2016

Civil society members of the  Coalition for the ICC share their expectations for  accountability for grave crimes in Guinea, Georgia, Colombia, Burundi and Kenya this year.

No ICC withdrawal at African Union summit

Reports that African states have agreed to withdraw from the ICC are somewhat wide of the mark.

Campaign for Global Justice


Rome Statute: 124
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 74

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 28
Article 8: 30

Focus Countries 2016

March: Laos

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


15 March - Distinguished Speaker Series with H.E Hashim Thaçi, president elect Kosovo at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

17 March - HILAC Lecture: Can International Law Meet the Challenges of Today's Lawless Conflicts?, T.M.C Asser Institute.

21 March: Verdict delivery, Jean Pierre Bemba case, ICC, The Hague.

24 Mar - International Day for the Right to the Truth.

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