Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
Felix Tshisekedi may have clinched DRC's presidency but the road ahead won't be a smooth one.
It's been an eventful year for the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country prepares for elections.
Jean-Pierre Bemba is a man with a past. Once accused of crimes against humanity, he is now making a play for the DRC's presidency.
Sexual violence, a staple of war, has long been absent from international criminal law’s charge sheets.
Acts of rape and sexual slavery committed by members of a Congolese armed group against other members are war crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been convicted for crimes of sexual violence during war in the Central African Republic. It's a significant case, but not the historic victory it's been hailed as.