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.
Excellence, not Politics, should Choose the Judges at the ICC
Nominations and elections of judicial candidates at the International Criminal Court often overlook merit-based considerations in favor of political interests. It's time for reform.
Raising the Bar: Improving the Nomination and Election of Judges to the International Criminal Court
There are currently significant flaws in the way that the member states of the International Criminal Court identify and elect judges to the court, leading to the election of less-qualified candidates, and a bench dominated by a handful of states.
Latest Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: August 2019
This report summarizes recent developments at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, including the death of Nuon Chea, the publication of the second judgment against him and Khieu Samphan, and further division between the ECCC's Cambodian and international investigating judges, this time in the case against Yim Tith.