The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC: Sentencing
The International Criminal Court unanimously convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese rebel commander, of war crimes and crimes against humanity on July 8, 2019.
His sentencing hearing will now take place September 17-20, before the court in The Hague.
Ntaganda was convicted on 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He is the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC), the armed wing of a rebel movement known as the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC). He has been in the court’s detention since March 2013, and his trial opened on September 2, 2015.
This background paper summarizes the main issues in the case, with links to the relevant pages on our trial monitoring website, IJMonitor.org.
Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Norway
The principle of universal jurisdiction allows national courts to investigate and prosecute international crimes committed on foreign territory by foreign nationals. This briefing paper provides an overview of Norway's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: January, 2020
A ten-year deadlock over efforts to prosecute former Khmer Rouge senior officials for atrocity crimes is entering its final stages, after the ECCC pre-trial chamber split on whether to proceed with the trial of Ao An.
Building Roads to Justice in Syria
The Open Society Justice Initiative is part of a broad movement of Syrian and international groups that are bringing some of those responsible for atrocity crimes in Syria before courts in Europe.