To get started, I would like to show my condolences and anger, by the facts occurred in the month of April in Syria, the Government of Bashar Al-Assad with the military and logistical support from Russia and say that they are attributed or be condemned as war crimes according to the art.8 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (the Court will have jurisdiction over war crimes in particular when committed as part of a plan or policy as part of the Commission on a large scale of such crimes. classifying it as war crimes, to employ poison or poisoned weapons, as well as the use of Asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, or any liquid, material or analog device.), this article adopts the rules of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. 

Therefore, having tests physical and testimonial, more than sufficient to impute and condemn these facts , such as war crimes, because until today, it has not acted or has taken action, nor by the International Criminal Court, or by the UN Security Council. 

As a lawyer and Vice-President of the international criminal Bar  and on behalf of the BPI, we condemn these "criminal acts", a call to justice,sanity, and efficiency of the ICC and the Security Council, to take action and begin an investigation procedure to both direct and indirect perpetrators of such "criminal acts". 

We must also imagine the effect and international repercussions that will generate these events at all levels, therefore, what it is for is a very specific and particular research process, which must be duly on the concrete, to condemn legal framework to the "responsible." 

In order to finish this article, with these words, "There is much prodigious in this world, the fable is full of lies; the truth no longer exists in our history". 

Samiha Belhak Karim 

Vice President of the BPI-ICB-CAPI 

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,