In the morning hours of the 13th of March 2017 a side event/panel discussion co-sponsored by the ICB, along with 13 other civil society organizations, took place at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The side event focused on the on-going situation of crimes against humanity in Eritrea as verified by a 2016 report of a commission of inquiry (COI) mandated by the HRC. The side event discussed, among other things, victims' perspectives on accountability for gross human rights violations in Eritrea, and the need for a continued renewal and expansion of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea (Ms. Sheila B. Keetharuth). The side event was moderated by a member of the Council of the ICB, Dr. Daniel Mekonnen. In the afternoon hours, Dr. Mekonnen also presented the attached statement during the Interactive Dialogue of the Special Rapporteur with the HRC. The statement calls for adoption of robust accountability measures. Photo taken at the side event and at the Interactive Dialogue of the HRC.



Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,