The International Criminal Court (ICC) granted today the Libyan government request to take the Senussi case. The challenge to the admissibility of the case was filed by Lybian authorities on 2 April 2013 under the complementarity principle argument. The ICC decided that the Senussi case is already pending before Libyan courts and that Libyan judicial [...]
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iLawyerblog Guest Blogger and President of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) David Tolbert recently discussed how to make “positive complementarity” work on the ground. Under such policy, the International Criminal Court (ICC) would ensure cooperation with national governments and use political leverage to encourage states to undertake their own prosecutions of international crimes. [...]
The 11th session of the Assembly of State Parties (“ASP”) to the International Criminal Court came to an end on Wednesday the 21st of November. Each party to the Rome Statute is represented and has equal voting power at the ASP, which acts as the court’s oversight and legislative body. There are currently 121 countries [...]
A recently released report compiled for Avocats Sans Frontières Canada analyzes the principle of complementarity in the Rome Statute, with particular regard to the Colombian situation. For over six years, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC has been monitoring the situation in Colombia and conducting preliminary examination of the possibility that crimes against humanity [...]
by the Human Rights Consortium (School of Advanced Studies – University of London) Date: 8 May 2012 Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM Venue: Room 104 (Senate House, 1st Floor) Address: School of Advanced Study, University of London Senate House, South Block, 1st Floor Download a map of the central precinct with directions for getting to the University of London Senate House. Speakers: Dr. Kurt [...]
By Her Excellency, Justice Shireen Avis Fisher The international community, press and humanitarian aid organizations are anxious to register their disgust at each new example of the commission of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws of war. The call goes up for new war crimes prosecutions and self-righteous pronouncements are made about the [...]
by Amal Alamuddin iLawyer Amal Alamuddin has written an article entitled ”Does Libya have to Surrender Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to The Hague?” for the NGO Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL). The article is available here and will also be published in English and Arabic in LFJL’s forthcoming March newsletter. Share this: