Rome Statute

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

The former Congolese Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity and war crimes, was convicted of coaching witnesses and bribing them to give false testimony. The applicable law was Article 70(1) of the Rome Statute which addresses various forms of conduct that may encroach upon the […]

International Criminal Court rules on Kenya election violence suspects

Pre-Trial Chamber II (PTC II) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered its decisions on whether to move to trial two cases against six individuals allegedly responsible for the commission of crimes against humanity during post-election violence in 2007-2008 in Kenya . The ICC is the world’s first permanent international court to prosecute war crimes, […]

Human rights groups vow to arrest Sudan President Omar Bashir in Uganda

Human Rights Network – Uganda (HURINET – U) and Uganda Coalition on International Criminal Court (UCICC) have vowed to arrest the President of Sudan if he dares land in Uganda to attend the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region heads of States summit on 15th December. The two CSOs say they have been dismayed […]

International Criminal Court insists on trying Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Abdullah

News Release International Criminal Court (ICC) suspect and former director of military intelligence in Libya—was captured in the south of Libya. His arrest follows the reported capture on 19 November 2011 of ICC suspect Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, former Libyan government spokesman and son of former Libyan leader of Muammar Gaddafi. The ICC is the world’s […]

Commonwealth starts amending Rome Statute to localise prosecution of war crimes

Commonwealth revises Model Law on implementing the Rome Statute to promote the ending of impunity for perpetrators of worst crimes known to humanity   A group of Commonwealth experts has started the work of revising the Commonwealth model law on implementing the Rome Statute to help Commonwealth countries implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal […]

ICC urged to emphasize gender based justice

The Noble Women Initiative has urged the International Criminal Court to emphasize gender based justice in its administration of justice as court. This comes barely a week ahead of the International Criminal Court (ICC) review conference in Kampala. The Chairperson of the Noble Women Initiative Wangari Maathai says women are often, victims who are unrecognized […]