Guillaume Soro’s conviction is seen as an attempt to exclude him from the presidential elections scheduled for late October.
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It remains to be seen whether the former rebel commander and national assembly speaker will accept his situation or fight to capture the presidency.
Sudanese protestors celebrate a deal with the ruling generals on a new governing body, in the capital Khartoum, recently.
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The African Union’s staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir appears in court in Khartoum on December 14, 2019. He was later sentenced to two years in prison for corruption.
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The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
Members of the NGO ‘SOS Mediterranee’ during the rescue of more than 250 migrants on a wooden boat off the Libyan coast.
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The ICC may be the only institution capable of breaking the current legal impasse.
Congolese Bosco Ntaganda in the courtroom during the closing statements of his trial in The Hague.
Ntaganda’s conviction represents real progress, and an actual significant victory, for the ICC.
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today’s supporters of the ICC often invoke the country’s Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
Migrant boat spotted by Moonbird aircraft on May 29 in the Mediterranean.
Lawyers ask ICC to investigate EU over its policy of deterring migrants from crossing the Mediterrean, the world’s deadliest border.
Sudan’s former president, Omar al-Bashir.
The African Union and its member states are creating their own interpretation of immunity which will protect its heads of state from courts abroad.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is seen in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in 2018.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
The ICC has tried and failed - to prosecute deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.
The fact that al-Bashir has been deposed will again raise questions about the former Sudanese president facing trial at the ICC.
Gambian refugees return home from Senegal on January 21, 2017, the day Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat and left the country.
Criminal trials await those found responsible for the most serious crimes in The Gambia.
Venezuelan citizens rest after they arrive in La Parada, on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Feb. 5, 2019.
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Food shortages in Venezuela are a result of draconian government policies and should be declared an international crime against humanity.
Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the trial against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo at the ICC in The Hague.
Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo celebrate his likely return home.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo’s absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
Supporters of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo celebrate on the announcement of his acquittal.
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.
Residents stand near rescued Rohingya men after they were brought ashore by local fishermen in Kuala Idi, Aceh province, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. A wooden boat carrying the hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh, was found adrift.
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The UN’s Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It’s time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
Chile’s former dictator, General Augusto Pinochet.
Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.
Where’s the evidence?
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Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
The voices of IS’s victims must be heard.
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IS is a distinctive kind of threat – and the atrocities it’s committed demand a tailor-made form of justice.