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20th annual ICC-NGO roundtable kicks off



Global civil society travelled to The Hague this week for annual roundtable meetings with the ICC. A well-established tradition, the meetings are a crucial opportunity to advance the common goal of ending impunity through the Rome Statute system.

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Candidates sought to advance promise to victims of ICC crimes


The Trust Fund that provides assistance and reparations to victims of ICC crimes is looking for five new high-profile board members to guide it over the next three years. Past members include nobel laurates and former presidents.

ICC member states have until 11 August to put forward candidates.

Tell us if you think you know someone up to the task.

ICC INVESTIGATIONS

Prosecutor warns against Burundi election violence

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed concern over violence and rising tensions ahead of Burundi’s legislative elections on 26 May and presidential elections on 26 June.


UN support needed for accountability in Libya

With violence in Libya escalating, civil society is calling for new ICC investigations. But in a report to the UN Security Council, the ICC prosecutor said the international community must do much more to support accountability.

More charges for LRA commander Ongwen?

In this post from the International Justice Monitor, Wairagala Wakabi reports that new charges could be brought against the former Lords Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen.

Ntaganda trial to open in DRC?

Next month’s opening of the trial of Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda could take place in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say ICC judges. If given the green light, it would be a first for the Court.

Protecting ICC witnesses

While witness support and protection is the ICC’s primary responsibility, governments must do more to help ensure their safety.

Debating witness protection

Experts discuss approaches to best support witnesses in international atrocity crimes trials on International Criminal Justice Today’s latest online roundtable.

Kenya: Answers needed in Eldoret

In this post from the International Justice Monitor, Elizabeth Evenson calls for credible investigations into the recent deaths of two men in the context of the ongoing ICC Ruto/Sang case.

When data doesn’t tell the whole story

In this post from the International Justice Monitor‘s technology for truth series, Human Rights Data Analysis Group Research Director Megan Price focuses on the use of emerging technology for evidence-gathering.

FIGHTING IMPUNITY AROUND THE WORLD

The ICC at risk

With demands for justice rising across the world both the ICC and its member states urgently need to deal with a capacity crisis at the Court, write Human Rights Watch’s Elizabeth Evenson and Amnesty International’s Jonathan O’Donohue.

“We just want a rest from war”

Victims of the ongoing conflict in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State, which has affected over 2 million since 2011, say the international community has abandoned them in a new report.

Côte d’Ivoire: “We need more justice”

A new report finds that Ivoirians have little trust in national justice, while belief in the ICC’s ability help fill the impunity gap is tempered by perceptions of the Court as political.

New film shines light on Habré  victims

A new documentary shows the struggle to bring former Chadian leader Hissène Habré to justice began almost 30 years ago when one victim bravely decided to speak out.

Get the latest from the Middle East & North Africa

Palestine’s decision to join the ICC in late 2014 capped off a turbulent year in the Middle East and North Africa. In the latest issue of Al-Mahkamah, the Coalition’s MENA newsletter, Palestinian civil society reacts to the accession and other developments.

20 years of challenging impunity in Rwanda

The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda played a crucial role in bringing the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide to justice. This video tells the remarkable story.
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Ratifications/Accessions

Rome Statute: 123
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 74

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 23
Article 8: 24
 

Focus Countries 2015

April: Malaysia
May: Armenia

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


WHAT'S NEW?

17-19 June - Africa Regional Strategy meeting, Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Benin

24-25 June - Resumed session of the 13 Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Netherlands

17 July - International Justice Day
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