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    Congolese Rebel Leader Faces Broad Charges of Sex Crimes

    by  • February 13, 2014 • Africa, Child soldiers, ICC, International Justice, Women's Issues • 

    Bosco Ntaganda

    The first step to possibly try Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord born in Rwanda, for war crimes and crimes against humanity, began recently at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Ntaganda, who turned himself in to the court last year by going to the United States Embassy in Rwanda, allegedly committed the crimes as [...]

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    The International Court Judge’s Fight for Justice

    by  • February 21, 2013 • ICC, International Justice, Security Council • 2 Comments

    Judge Song of the ICC

      The president of the International Criminal Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, told a Columbia University audience recently that a major challenge facing the court is what he called a steady lack of political support from the United Nations Security Council and UN member states. “We need a far more consistent and vigilant approach by the [...]

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    Rape in War: It’s Not a Given Any Longer

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Africa, Human Rights, ICC, International Justice, Women's Issues • 4 Comments

    Women at the Stop Rape in Conflict Now campaign in Cartagena, Colombia

    One of Fatou Bensouda‘s missions as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is to make rape during conflicts a thing of the past. Until 20 years ago, she said in a speech at the United Nations recently, sexual violence and other sexual attacks were “all but ignored and dismissed as regrettable but [...]

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    Can Making Amends to Victims of Atrocities Actually Help?

    by  • October 16, 2012 • ICC, International Justice • 3 Comments

    Meeting with Muslim women in Bangui, CAR

    The conclusion of the International Criminal Court’s first trial this summer was duly noted in global media and political circles. Yet little attention was paid to the equally landmark move by the court mandating reparations for victims of the atrocities committed by the man who was sentenced for the war crimes case, Thomas Lubanga of [...]

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    In Congo, Listening to Rape Victims to Establish Trust

    by  • August 30, 2012 • Women's Issues • 6 Comments

    Justine Masika Bihamba

    Justine Masika Bihamba’s work is centered in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where for about 12 years she has been fighting poverty and sexual violence, promoting peace and human rights and supporting war victims through psychological services, grants and medical care. The province has experienced tremendous conflict in the last [...]

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    Thomas Lubanga, Congolese Warlord, Sentenced to 14 Years

    by  • July 10, 2012 • Africa, ICC • 6 Comments

    Thomas Lubanga was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment.

        Thomas Lubanga, the 52-year-old Congolese militant convicted by the International Criminal Court in March for the war crimes of conscripting and enlisting child soldiers under age 15 and using them in hostilities, was sentenced today to 14 years’ imprisonment. The children were forced to fight a conflict in northeastern Congo from Sept. 1, [...]

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    A Top Libyan Visits The Hague to Discuss Detainees

    by  • June 22, 2012 • ICC • 1 Comment

    Moreno-Ocampo and Fatou Bensouda

    The International Criminal Court has announced that Libya’s attorney general, Abdelaziz al-Hassadi, and other top Libyans have visited its headquarters in The Hague, saying that Hassadi brought information on the status of the four court staff members imprisoned by militias in Zintan, Libya. The court did not release further news on the detainees, who have [...]

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    Defending the International Criminal Court From the Outside

    by  • April 30, 2012 • ICC, International Justice • 6 Comments

    US ambassador for war crimes

    The International Criminal Court‘s judgment against the warlord Thomas Lubanga for conscripting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that “a permanent international criminal court is on the job,” Stephen Rapp, ambassador at large for the US State Department, said at Columbia University Law School this month. The Lubanga guilty verdict in [...]

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    The International Criminal Court’s Stance on Torture

    by  • March 30, 2012 • ICC, International Justice • 4 Comments

    ICC Bemba

    People who deal professionally with victims of physical and psychological torture want to not only heal their patients but also stop torture dead in its tracks. So they were pleased to learn that like other individuals or groups, they could submit evidence they had gathered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, says [...]

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