The Malian Coalition for the International Criminal Court (M-CICC), in accordance with its mandate to fight against impunity, welcomes the bold action of the Malian authorities, and congratulates them for having surrendered Mr. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in 2012 and 2013 in Timbuktu, Mali.

Al Hassan is purported to have taken part in the destruction of mausoleums of Muslim saints in Timbuktu. Additionally, he allegedly participated in instating a policy of forced marriage, victimizing female citizens of Timbuktu, which resulted in repeated rapes and the diminution of women and young girls to sex slaves.

These sexual crimes, and crimes of a sexist nature, widely recognized as crimes against humanity, should not go unpunished—in the name of peace, and for peace.

The M-CICC strongly appeals to Malian civil society to mobilize in a concerted effort towards the fight against impunity.

The M-CICC urges the Government of Mali to continue to persevere in the fight against impunity, as outlined in the Agreement for Peace and National Reconciliation of Alger.

The M-CICC invites the international community to support the Government of Mali to succeed in its process towards Peace and National Reconciliation, fighting against impunity for crimes committed on our territory.

Mama Koite Doumbia, President, Mali Coalition for the ICC

Bamako, 4 April 2018

Source: Coalition for the ICC 

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,