We are pleased to inform you that the next General Assembly of ICB will take place the next 5th of July at 3pm in Paris, at the Maison du Barreau (Ordre des Avocats de Paris), located at 2, Rue de Harlay, 75001, Paris.

 

ORDER OF THE DAY FOR THE COEX AND COUNCIL MEMBERS MEETING 

1.-. Quarterly Report of activities and proceedings (About our activity between March 15th and July 5th).

2.- The situation of the technical secretary.

3.- The situation of the Treasury.

4.- Proposals for the future: censors, compliance, transparency.

5.- Congress in Bamako (Mali), November 2019.

6.- Seminar in Barcelona (Spain), July 17th (2019).

7.- Seminar in Tîrgu Mures (Romania), September (2019).

8.- Congress in Barcelona (Spain), January (2020).

9.- The Project with NNUU aboutwomen victims of Daesh’s crimes giving them historical record and justice” from Laura Guercio (Italy).

10.- A final round of questions and answers.

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Last week, Mr. Blas J. Imbroda, President of the ICB was invited to the Congress of the Iberoamerican Union of Bar Associations and Law Societies, to make a speech at the roundtable "Human Rights and Right to Justice: effective validity?: discrimination, exclusion and new forms of slavery. Challenges and actions to confront for advocacy and society". The event took place at Foz de Iguazú, the Triple border of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

In light of the very serious events that have occurred these days in Nicaragua, in which approximately 40 young people have died as a result of the violence exercised by the police and other government forces when they were peacefully protesting against the reform of the Social Security. The International Criminal Justice and Human Rights Commissions, the Commission of Women Lawyers and the Commission of Cooperation of the Bar Association of Barcelona together with the International Criminal Bar (BPI-ICB-CAPI), after a joint meeting,

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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The Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) reported today that it will release the verdict in the trial that followed against former Bosnian-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide during the war of Bosnia (1992-1995).

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The Appeals Chamber issued its Judgement in the Popović et al. case, concerning five senior Bosnian Serbian military officials for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995, following the takeover of the protected areas of Srebrenica and Žepa.

The final convictions for the five Appellants stand as follows.

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The Tribunal’s Registrar John Hocking and the General Director of the Custodial Institutions Agency of The Netherlands, Peter Hennephof, today signed an extension of the Agreement on Detention Facilities and Services between the United Nations and the State of The Netherlands.

Through this Agreement, The Netherlands will continue to provide the Tribunal with the detention facilities and services necessary to house all persons detained on the authority of the Tribunal and The Hague branch of the Mechanism.

The Agreement is effective from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and allows for a further extension until the end of 2017. It covers important matters such as the provision of medical services to Tribunal detainees, the management and maintenance of the United Nations Detention Unit (UNDU) and the costs of detention. The Agreement is vital in allowing the Tribunal to fulfil its mandate as it ensures that the conditions in which the detainees are housed meet the highest international standards.

STL Contempt Judge sets date for start of trial in the contempt case against Al Jadeed S.A.L. and Ms Karma Al Khayat (14-05)

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MASTER

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

SUMMARY REPORT

 

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,