Topic: International Justice

Publication

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.

October 28, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: raising-the-bar-20191112.pdf
Briefing Paper

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
Briefing Paper

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.

August, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-eccc-recent-developments-20190829.pdf
Briefing Paper

Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Switzerland

This briefing paper, produced in partnership with TRIAL International, provides an overview of the Swiss national legal framework on universal jurisdiction.

June, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-practice-switzerland-20190712.pdf
Fact Sheet

Bosco Ntaganda ICC Judgment

After more than three years, judges at the International Criminal Court will pass judgment on Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese general and militia leader, on July 8, 2019.

July 02, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-ntaganda_judgment-2019_07_02-(1).pdf
Briefing Paper

Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in Germany

This briefing paper provides an overview of how German law and legal practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.

April 17, 2019
First page of PDF with filename: universal-jurisdiction-law-and-practice-germany-20190417.pdf
Briefing Paper

Universal Jurisdiction Law and Practice in France

This briefing paper provides an overview of how French law and practice interprets the principles of universal jurisdiction with respect to international atrocity crimes.

March 2019
First page of PDF with filename: FRANCE_Universal Jurisdiction_FINAL_AMENDED_clean (1).pdf
Briefing Paper

Recent Developments in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: January 2019

This brief provides an update on recent decisions and outstanding issues at the Phnom Penh based tribunal that was established with international support to try those responsible for Khmer Rouge atrocity crimes.

January 2019
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-eccc-recent-developments-20180118.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Election of the Next International Criminal Court Prosecutor

Potential candidates for the role of Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court should be interviewed by a committee of experts, and participate in “town hall” style meetings open to members of the public.

November 2018
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Briefing Paper

Recent Developments in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: September 2018

This briefing paper summarizes the outcome of the ECCC's investigation into charges against Ao An, an 85-year-old former Khmer Rouge commander, which resulted in two competing orders from the two investigating judges.

September 2018
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-at-the-extraordinary-chambers-in-the-courts-of-cambodia-20180914.pdf
Fact Sheet

ICC Bemba Appeal

This fact sheet provides background information on the appeal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo at the International Criminal Court.

June 2018
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-ICC-bemba-appeal-judgment-20180605.pdf
Report

Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity

This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: corruption-that-kills-en-20180502.pdf
Publication

A Toolkit for Drafting Complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Committee Against Torture

This manual for human rights activists and lawyers seeks to develop their skills in using litigation as one of the tools to combat torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment and punishment.

April 2018
First page of PDF with filename: litigation-toolkit-torture-20180427.pdf
Briefing Paper

The Molina Theissen Trial in the Courts of Guatemala

Background information on the trial of former senior Guatemalan military officers over crimes against humanity allegedly committed against members of the Molina Theissen family in 1981.

February 2018
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-molina-thiessen-20180220.pdf
Report

Options for Justice: A Handbook for Designing Accountability Mechanisms for Grave Crimes

Options for Justice assesses the record of different approaches to delivering accountability in the aftermath of conflict—and draws lessons for the design of future mechanisms.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: options-for-justice-20180918.pdf
Briefing Paper

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: June 2017

This briefing paper analyzes a proposal from the two co-investigating judges to put a permanent stay on their investigations in the court’s three outstanding cases.

June 2017
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-june-2017-20160614.pdf
Fact Sheet

The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC

Background information about the decision of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda to take the witness stand in his own defense at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

June 09, 2017
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-ntaganda-testimony-20170609_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

ICC Katanga Reparations

Judges at the ICC will determine reparations for victims of a brutal massacre that led to the conviction of Germain Katanga.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: Katanga Reparations Factsheet - 032317_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

ICC Trial: Bemba et al.

Sentences for witness tampering will be delivered at the International Criminal Court, in a case that involved a conspiracy to subvert the course of justice.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-bembaetal-sentence-20170320_1.pdf
Briefing Paper

Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2016

The ECCC's Supreme Court affirmed life sentences given to the two senior surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, but severely criticized the handling of their trial.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-december-2016-20161201.pdf
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