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Hearings in Case 002/02 adjourned until January 2015 PDF Print E-mail
COURTS - EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS IN THE COURTS OF CAMBODIA
Monday, 24 November 2014 15:26

The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has adjourned trial hearings in Case 002/02 until 09:00 on 8 January 2015. The adjournment is a consequence of the continued refusal of counsel for Khieu Samphan to participate in the proceedings in Case 002/02 before 29 December 2014, when the brief on Khieu Samphan’s appeal in Case 002/01 is due.

Before adjourning, the Chamber noted that its primary responsibility is to commence and conduct the trial in Case 002/02 in a fair and expeditious manner for the interests of justice to prevail. The Chamber noted that none of its concessions, including a reduction in trial days from three days a week to two days a week, have succeeded in bringing the counsel for Khieu Samphan back into the courtroom.

Despite previously clearly finding that the conduct of the Khieu Samphan Defence is obstructing proceedings, the Chamber stated that it had no reasonable alternative but to adjourn the case until January 2015 as any effort to replace the Khieu Samphan Defence team at this time would result in a substantial delay in the trial due to questions of new counsel availability and familiarity with the voluminous case file. Having previously advised Khieu Samphan that the right to counsel of his choosing is not absolute, the Chamber announced that it would continue to pursue further steps, including the possible appointment of additional counsel and the referral of counsel’s misconduct to the appropriate professional body as per Internal Rule 38.

 
Visite officielle de la CPI en Bulgarie PDF Print E-mail
COURTS - INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:56

Les 20 et 21 novembre 2014, le Président de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), M. le juge Sang-Hyun Song, le Procureur de la CPI, Mme Fatou Bensouda, et Mme la juge Ekaterina Trendafilova de la CPI ont participé à une visite officielle en Bulgarie à l'invitation du Procureur général de la République de Bulgarie, M. Sotir Tsatsarov.

Lors de leur visite, les hauts responsables de la CPI ont rencontré plusieurs représentants de haut niveau bulgares, dont le Président de la République, M. Rosen Plevneliev, le Premier ministre Boïko Borissov, le Ministre de la Justice Hristo Ivanov, ainsi que le Procureur général de la République de la Bulgarie et des représentants du Conseil supérieur de la magistrature. Les hauts représentants bulgares ont réitéré le plein engagement de la Bulgarie en faveur de la CPI et de l'ensemble du système de justice pénale internationale.

Le Président Song et le Procureur Bensouda ont exprimé leur gratitude pour le soutien de longue date que la Bulgarie apporte à la CPI en tant que l'un des membres fondateurs de la Cour. La Bulgarie a également été encouragée à continuer à promouvoir l'universalité du Statut de Rome dans la région de la mer Noire. Les hauts responsables de la CPI se sont félicités de la participation prévue de la Bulgarie, et de son rôle actif dans les discussions, à l'occasion de la prochaine 13ème session de l'Assemblée des États parties de la CPI, qui aura lieu à New York du 8 au 17 décembre 2014.

 
San Marino ratifies the amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression PDF Print E-mail
COURTS - INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:44

The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, warmly welcomed the deposit on 14 November 2014 of the instrument of ratification of the 2010 amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression by San Marino. The deposit of the instrument of ratification by San Marino brings the number of ratifications of the amendments on the crime of aggression to nineteen.

The crime of aggression was initially included in the Rome Statute in 1998 as one of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court, while the definition of the crime and the mechanism for the Court's exercise of jurisdiction were deferred to a Review Conference. The amendments adopted by consensus in Kampala, Uganda, in 2010 define the crime of aggression and provide for the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction over this crime. The Court may exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression once thirty States Parties have ratified the amendments, and subject to a decision to be taken after 1 January 2017 by the States Parties.

In addition to theamendments on the crime of aggression, the first Review Conference also adopted by consensus a set of amendments to article 8, which characterize the use of certain weapons during armed conflicts not of an international character as war crimes. San Marino had ratified the amendments to article 8 on 26 September 2012.

On 13 May 1999, San Marino became the third State Party to the Rome Statute.

 
Prosecutor Serge Brammertz on Mission to the Region PDF Print E-mail
COURTS - THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
Monday, 17 November 2014 15:08

As part of preparations for his regular six-month completion strategy report to the UN Security Council, Prosecutor Serge Brammertz will in the coming days travel to Sarajevo and Belgrade to  discuss the cooperation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia with the ICTY.

Prosecutor Brammertz will be in Sarajevo this week from 12 to 14 November. He will meet with Chief Prosecutor Goran Salihović, President of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina Meddžida Kreso and representatives of victims associations. The Prosecutor will also meet with Ambassador Jonathan Moore, Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as with the representatives of the international community.

The Prosecutor will be in Belgrade from 17 to 19 November where he will meet with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, Minister of Interior Nebojša Stefanović, Minister of Defence Bratislav Gašić, Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković and War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević. In addition, the Prosecutor will meet with the representatives of the international community.

The address of Prosecutor Serge Brammertz to the UN Security Council has been scheduled for the second week of December this year.

 
Interview of our colleague of the ICB Samuel Guerrero Campos PDF Print E-mail
NEWS - LASTEST NEWS
Friday, 14 November 2014 15:20

Please find enclosed the link to the interview of our colleague Samuel Guerrero Campos, President of the Association ADHOC.

The text of the interview is only available in French.

http://chroniquesinternationalescolla.wordpress.com/

 
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