Today, 12 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rejected unanimously the request of the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes, on the territory of in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The judges decided that an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan at this stage would not serve the interests of justice. The Chamber is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, who will be appending a concurring separate opinion, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala.


The Registrar of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court") Peter Lewis was on an official visit to Bamako, Mali from 24 to 28 March 2019 to meet with high-level representatives from the Government, the diplomatic community, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the media, and civil society. This was the Registrar's first visit to Mali since his election in March 2018, to further strengthen support for the Court's activities in the country.

Former rebel leader and popular opposition figure seeks compensation from global court for legal costs, losses.

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By Eulalia Pascual I Lagunas

Doctor of Law
Member of the ICSC and of the Commission of International Criminal Justice and Human Rights. From the Bar Association of Barcelona
President of the United Nations Association Spain

In January 2019, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court decided the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé on charges of crimes against humanity for murder, rape and other inhuman acts in Côte d'Ivoire, during the presidential elections of 2010 and later. The acquittal was agreed because the prosecution did not provide sufficient evidence to prove the responsibility of the accused. In an argument that recalls the Bemba case, and the Ruto and Sang cases, the Chamber considers that the existence of a common plan to exercise violence to ensure power can not be proven, nor do there exist in the speeches of Gbagbo or Blé Goudé elements that could be interpreted as incitement or permissibility to exercise violence on the civilian population.

Today, 27 February 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its judgment confirming, by majority, Trial Chamber II's decision of 18 December 2012 acquitting Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Judges Ekaterina Trendafilova and Cuno Tarfusser adopted a joint dissenting opinion and found that the Appeals Chamber should have amended or reversed the Trial Chamber's decision and ordered a new trial before a different Chamber.

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,