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Tightening the Noose? The Kenyan Arrest Warrant against President al-Bashir

Reuters was amongst the first to report that the Kenyan High Court had issued a domestic arrest warrant against the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday, November 28. Bashir was the first head of state indicted by the International Criminal … Continue reading

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Bashir to Visit China, US endorses it: But What Does it Mean?

While Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir won’t be visiting Malaysia due to “other engagements,” it looks very likely that he will, in fact, be visiting China. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Bashir, wanted by the ICC for his role … Continue reading

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Bashir to Malaysia? The ICC and Marginalizing Indicted Leaders

This week, Malaysia joined the ever-growing group of states which have considered inviting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to visit (note: it is now apparent he will not visit – see below). With the exception of a tiny minority of world … Continue reading

Posted in China, Darfur, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya, Malaysia, Peace Negotiations, Ratko Mladic, Serbia, Sudan | 4 Comments

Sudan’s Bashir to Step Down – But Why?

Reports out of Sudan indicate that President Omar al-Bashir will not run for the Presidency of the country in the next elections, set to take place 4 years from now. Bashir, who has been indicted by the ICC for war … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, International Criminal Court (ICC), Middle East, Peace Negotiations, Southern Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, United States | 2 Comments

al-Bashir Defies Warrant, Visits Chad. So What Now?

There has been some debate about whether Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with war crimes, crimes against humanity and, more recently, genocide, would defy the warrant against him and visit a member-state of the … Continue reading

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Straight to the top: The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Russia’s Vladimir Putin

It happened. It actually happened. After months of speculation, the International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants in the Ukraine situation, including for President Vladimir Putin. Here’s the announcement from the Court: Mr Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, born on 7 October … Continue reading

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Will Justice catch up with those responsible for Post-Election Violence in Kenya? After the election, it doesn’t look good.

Justice was never really on the table during this month’s presidential elections in Kenya. For much – probably most – of the political class, the crimes against humanity committed in the wake of the 2007/08 post-election violence were a thing … Continue reading

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International justice for Ukraine shouldn’t distract from the ICC’s role in contributing to justice efforts in Africa

The following post was written by Mark Kersten and Mohamed Othman Chande, Chairperson of the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability and former Chief Justice of Tanzania. A version of it was published for Al Jazeera, on International Justice Day, … Continue reading

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States and the ICC must avoid creating a two-tier justice system

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been asked – by forty-one states – to investigate allegations of mass atrocities committed in Ukraine. That’s no easy task. Nor is it cheap. In a show of unprecedented support for the ICC, a number of … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough: The ICC Should Announce an Investigation into Migrant Abuses

The scenes are all too familiar: migrants desperately clinging onto dilapidated dinghies as towering naval ships armed with heavy-duty guns encircle them. Some migrants make it to Europe. Many perish. Thousands are sent back each year to Libya. Back on … Continue reading

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