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Appeal of Gbagbo Acquittal Likely to Fail, ICC Judges Tell Prosecution

International Criminal Court judges today  rejected a prosecution request to extend the custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Calling the prosecution case “exceptionally weak”, the judges said Gbagbo had given assurances he would return to the Hague-based court if ordered to do so. Gbagbo spent …

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Qatar to Earmark USD 20 Million to Help African Refugees in Libya Return

Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al-Thani has ordered formation of a USD 20 million fund, sponsored by the African Union, to organize return of illegal African refugees in Libya to return to their countries. The Amirs initiative came in line with his “Vision for supporting humanitarian and development action in the African Union countries …

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Libyan Court-Martial Defies ICC after Releasing War Crimes Suspect

A Libyan military commander, accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC), has been released and the charges against him dropped following a court-martial in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. An outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Hague-based ICC for Mahmoud Al Werfalli, the commander of the Saiqa Forces which falls …

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MO Ibrahim Urges the ICC to drop charges on Al bashir if he Willingly Steps Down

The International Criminal Court, ICC, should drop charges of war crimes charges against embattled Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir if he agrees to step down amid growing anti-government protests. This is a view advanced by Mo Ibrahim, a Sudan-born telecoms billionaire. He was speaking in an interview with the BBC, suggesting that Bashir agreeing to go …

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SUMMARY OF THE 17TH SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES TO THE ROME STATUTE

DAY 1-OPENING OF THE SESSION On the 5th of December 2018, the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) kicked off at the word forum in The Hague. The session opened with a moment of silence in remembrance of Human Rights Luminary Kofi Annan and also to commemorate …

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Al Bashir case: ICC Appeals Chamber invites observations from International Organisations

Al Bashir case: ICC Appeals Chamber invites observations from International Organisations, States Parties and Professors of International Law on legal matters raised by Jordan Today, 29 March 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) issued an order, inviting the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the League of Arab …

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