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The Trial of Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: The Judgment

This paper summarizes the main issues in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, including evidence presented by the prosecution, defense, and victims’ representatives.

February 2021
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-paper-dominic-ongwen-trial-judgment-20210202.pdf
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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.

October 17, 2020
First page of PDF with filename: electing-the-next-judges-of-the-icc-10-17-2020.pdf
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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.

January 2020
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-norway.pdf
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The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC: Sentencing

This background paper summarizes the main issues in the trial at the International Criminal Court of Bosco Ntaganda, the former Congolese rebel leader, ahead of his sentencing hearing, which runs September 17-20, 2019.

September 10, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-paper-ntaganda-sentencing-20190910.pdf
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Recent 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.

August, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-eccc-recent-developments-20190829.pdf
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Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Switzerland

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 Switzerland's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.

June 2019
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-switzerland.pdf
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Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Germany

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 Germany's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.

April 2019
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-germany.pdf
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Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in France

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 France's legal framework on universal jurisdiction and was produced in partnership with TRIAL International.

March 2019
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-france.pdf
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