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When Will Africans Get the Justice They Deserve?

Olivia Warham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

As the African Union summit in Addis heaped contempt on the International Criminal Court, it is unlikely its members reflected on how rarely they act to protect African civilians from mass atrocities committed by their own rulers.

Kenya: International Criminal Justice is Failing Just as it is Needed Most

Alastair Roderick | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

A strong Kenya is a regional and geostrategic priority given the challenge of security in Somalia and the Greater Horn, and the general economic rise of Africa. The case that supporters of the ICC and those who argue for ever-greater expansion of its mandate need to demonstrate is one of working with the grain of a complex world, not against it.

Saif Gaddafi's Trial in Libya Is Victor's Justice

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

On 20 October it will be two years since the death of Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi... Cut to the present: Muammar's favourite son Saif al-Islam is about to go on trial for a string of alleged offences (including war crimes) along with 37 others. Pre-trial proceedings began in Tripoli this week. The extravagant cruelty is obviously absent but is the trial of Saif and Co at least likely to be a fair process, the respectable flip-side to the shabby killing of Saif's father? Sadly, no, not really.

Can Cricket Save India and the Caribbean From HIV?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Steve Taylor

Understandably, HIV awareness is not a crowd-pleaser. However, if we are really trying to inspire change and to reduce stigma - to educate the public around HIV - then cricket, with its international profile and huge audiences, allows us a unique vessel with which to achieve this aim.

Darfuris Need Peace Before Reconstruction

Olivia Warham | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Olivia Warham

This week Darfur 10 - a campaign led by a coalition of NGO's including Waging Peace - petitioned the British government to help stop the violence. It is a clear reminder that although we should remember the hundreds of thousands who have already lost their lives, the international community must be reminded of those still suffering the consequences of this decade long conflict.

Victims Need More From International Criminal Court Investigation in Côte d'Ivoire

Ali Ouattara | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK
Ali Ouattara

While steps taken in recent weeks towards Côte d'Ivoire soon becoming a full member of the Court are greatly encouraging, the hard work is only beginning of bringing national laws into line with the international legal norms set out in the Rome Statute to ensure domestic prosecutions of grave crimes.

Rethinking the International Response to the Congo Conflict

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK
Dr Phil Clark

As violence continues after the latest rebellion in eastern Congo - which over the last three months has killed hundreds of civilians and displaced around 400,000 - it is necessary to reassess the international response to these events.

Scratching the Surface of Kony 2012: Making Victims Matter

Johanna Herman | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Johanna Herman

More importantly, we must ask what is actually being done, away from social media advocacy and international political commentary, to benefit victims of mass atrocities themselves?

A Political Trial at the ICC? Why, of Course!

Elliot Wilson | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics
Elliot Wilson

Imagine Nick Clegg is to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. Also imagine that the witnesses on which the case rests have been sourced and then coached by members of the Conservative Party. Imagine also the Chief Prosecutor of the case is Jeremy Kyle. Does this all seem reasonable?

The Syrian Regime Will Only Respond to the Big Stick

Nehad Ismail | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Kofi Annan's initiative is in trouble. The Syrian regime declared its acceptance of the UN sponsored plan on March 27th 2012. The main requirement of the plan is the pulling back of the Syrian troops from Syrian cities by April 10th and all fighting to stop within 48 hours after that.. There is no chance of that.

The ICC: Is Africa on Trial?

Rachael Akidi | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK
Rachael Akidi

Is the International Criminal Court a valid court of last resort or another example of the West flexing its muscles in Africa?

Congo Warlord Thomas Lubanga Convicted Of Conscripting Child Soldiers

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

Thomas Lubanga, a former rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been convicted of kidnapping children and forcing them to become chil...

Syrian Bombardment: Are the UN, the League of Arab States, the EU, Turkey and the US Really Impotent, or do They Choose to Be?

Kirsty Hughes | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics
Kirsty Hughes

As the Syrian army continues to bomb and attack civilian targets in Homs, and other towns and villages in Syria, killing children, men and women - against all the laws of war, international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians - statements of outrage are piling up, but no action.

The ICC Is Only Worthy if We Make It So

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

The ICC is a worthy institution only if we are consistent in applying our lofty values. In Sudan, we must implement the UN resolutions targeting the architects of this long-running genocide. Only then will the world's mass murderers take us at our word.

WATCH: Saif Al-Islam To Face Trial In Libya, According To NTC Justice Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK

Libya's Interim Justice Minister Mohammed al-Allagui has confirmed that Saif al-Islam will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC...

Sir Menzies Campbell: 'The Government Of Libya Is On Trial'

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Libya has been warned the UK will not tolerate the "extra-judicial assassination" of Saif al-Islam after reports emerged that he had been captured. ...

Cameron: Saif Al-Islam's Capture Marks 'Final Chapter Of Gaddafi Regime'

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

David Cameron said that he has received assurances from Libyan leaders that captured fugitive Saif al-Islam will be tried in line with international s...

WATCH: Captured Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Transferred To Zintan By Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been transferred to Zintan by plane. The mountain city in the north boasts one of the largest concentrations of revolutionar...

Gaddafi's Son Saif Captured Trying To Flee To Niger

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

Saif al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi's son and the heir apparent, has been captured, according to officials from the National Transitional council (NTC). ...

Cricket Match Fixing: Guilty Trio Return To Court Ahead Of Sentencing

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

The three Pakistan cricket players guilty of match-fixing returned to court on Wednesday. Sentencing has now been adjourned until 10am on Thursday....

'The Half Made Place' - Kenya, the ICC and elections 2012

Royal African Society | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK Politics
Royal African Society

Every effort should be made to ensure that the ICC cases are allowed to run their course. This is an unparalleled opportunity in Kenya's recent history to demonstrate the worth a judicial process unencumbered by the political concerns of the ruling elite.

International Justice Needs Local Hearings

Michael Gibb | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK
Michael Gibb

Breaking cycles of impunity that reward violence and undermine trust in the rule and institutions of law is an ongoing project. The ICC has an important role to play in this project, but to succeed it must do more to engage victims in its work from the very onset of its investigations and throughout its trials.

Only America Can Stop the Slaughter in Syria

Nehad Ismail | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Only America can hasten the end of Bashar al Assad's Syrian Regime Bashar al Assad and his gang must face trial for crimes against humanity. How many...

Four Questions NATO Must Answer on Libya

Seph Brown | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Politics
Seph Brown

As the war in Libya drags on, the difficulty now is not that the international community is stuck for ideas, in fact, the opposite is true. The real problem is that there are too many strategies floating around with various players pulling in different directions.