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What is the difference between “ordinary” crimes and crimes against humanity? When lawyers talk about international law, what does that mean?
The Trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
This briefing paper reviews the legal issues in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC, including arguments put forward by the prosecution and defense.
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi at the ICC
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi (Abu Tourab) is charged with the war crime of intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic monuments in Timbuktu, Mali.
Performance and Perception: The Impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia is conducting the most ambitious prosecution for mass atrocity crimes since 1949. This report examines its achievements and its shortcomings.
The Trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé at the ICC
This 10-page briefing paper provides legal and factual background on the trial of the former president of Ivory Coast and one of his senior allies over crimes allegedly committed in 2010-11.
Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: Confirmation of Charges
Dominic Ongwen, a former military leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, headed by Joseph Kony, is charged with 67 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: December 2015
The Khmer Rouge tribunal has made significant progress recently, including hearing testimony related to charges of genocide in the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
Establishing Performance Indicators for the International Criminal Court
This paper argues that any indicators developed by the ICC to assess its effectiveness should include operational indicators, Rome Statute system indicators, and impact indicators.