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International Criminal Court (ICC) judges will hear the evidence of two witnesses as part of the sentencing hearing for Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Congolese vice president who was last March found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The judges will also hear the views and concerns of two victims. However, judges rejected a request by Bemba’s lawyers to recall two individuals who testified for the defense during the trial.

Today, 4 May 2016, a ceremony was held at the site of the new premises of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, to mark the May 1940 bombings of the Dutch military barracks formerly located at the site. The ceremony included remarks from ICC Registrar Herman von Hebel, Brig Gen G.W. van Keulen, and the Mayor of The Hague, Mr Jozias van Aartsen, and the unveiling of a plaque in honor of those who lost their lives during the attack. 

La Corte Penal Internacional termina el juicio contra los Señores William Samoei Ruto y Joshua Arap Sang.

Hoy, 5 de Abril de 2016, la Sala de Primera Instancia V (A) de la Corte Penal Internacional ( "CPI" o "Corte") decidió, por mayoría, la jueza Olga Herrera Carbuccia se mostro en desacuerdo, de que el caso en contra de William Samoei Ruto y Joshua Arap Sang se diera por terminado. De acuerdo con la mayoría, esta decisión no se opone a nueva acusación en el futuro, ya sea en la CPI o en una jurisdicción nacional. Esta decisión podrá ser objeto de recurso.

We enclose an interesting interview about the career of the President of the ICC, the Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi from her inception to the present.

It is an interview of Mark Kersten published in last January 6 in Justice in Conflict.


Mark is a researcher, consultant and teacher based at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, Mark's work examines the politics of the International Criminal Court and the effects of its interventions on peace, justice and conflict processes.

The ICC hands down its fourth ever judgment on 21 March 2016 in the case against Jean-Pierre Bemba. The Congolese politician and militia leader is charged with responsibility for grave crimes allegedly committed by a militia under his control in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-3. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the much-anticipated verdict in the first ICC trial involving “command responsibility” and the alleged use of rape as weapon of war.

El pasado 13 de noviembre de 2015, un panel de tres jueces de la Sala de Apelaciones de la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI), específicamente designado por la Sala de Apelaciones, revisó la sentencia de Germain Katanga y decidió reducirlo. En consecuencia, la fecha para la finalización de su condena se fija al 18 de enero el 2016.

On 3 March 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will issue its ruling regarding reparations in the case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, found guilty of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities. This decision will definitively determine the scope and procedures for reparations, providing long-awaited relief to victims of crimes committed by Lubanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Our organisations urge the ICC Appeals Chamber to confirm comprehensive principles on reparations in order to provide effective redress to victims, and call for a non-discriminatory and inclusive approach to their implementation.

Hoy, 27 de Febrero de 2015, la Sala de Apelaciones de la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) dictó sentencia confirmando, por mayoría, la decisión de la Segunda Sala de Primera Instancia de 18 de diciembre 2012 absolviendo a Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui de los cargos de crímenes de lesa humanidad y crímenes de guerra. Los jueces Ekaterina Trendafilova y Cuno Tarfusser adoptaron la opinión disidente conjunta y decidieron que la Sala de Apelaciones debería haber modificado o invertido la decisión de la Sala de Primera Instancia y ordenó celebrar un nuevo juicio ante una Sala diferente.

Coalition for the International Criminal Court

4ª Reunión Internacional de la Oficina de la Defensa

25 y 26 Noviembre 2016 Londres, Inglaterra



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,