Bosco Ntaganda ICC Judgment
On July 8, 2019, Trial Chamber VI at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver a judgment in the trial of former Congolese militia leader and army general Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda, who has been on trial at the ICC since September 2015, is facing 18 counts of war crimes and counts against humanity. This is the highest number of charges in any trial to reach the judgment stage at the ICC.
The prosecution alleges that Ntaganda was a direct perpetrator in murder and gave direct orders to rape, among other serious crimes. The defense denies all charges and claims that Ntaganda was a peacemaker.
NGOs Challenge Sweden's Proposal for an ISIS-only War Crimes Tribunal
Seven international and Syrian NGOs are warning against the idea of an atrocity court that would focus only on ISIS, and not on crimes committed by all sides in Syria's civil war.
Justice Initiative Continues to Call for Fairness and Transparency in ICC Prosecutor Election Process
In light of indications that International Criminal Court (ICC) states parties are considering late-stage changes to the election process for the court’s next prosecutor, the Justice Initiative has joined more than a dozen civil society groups in an open letter calling for states to ensure that the process remains fair, transparent, and merit-based.
Electing the Next Judges of the International Criminal Court: Principles and Essential Skills
This briefing paper outlines the steps member states should prioritize during the elections of six new judges to the International Criminal Court to ensure the highest caliber candidates are elected.