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South Africa to Formally Leave the International Criminal Court


South Africa has formally requested to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court, in The Hague. Michael Masutha, South Africa’s Justice and Correctional Services Minister, has stated that “Written notice to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court has been submitted to the Secretary-General of the… Read more »


Steven Kay QC to Speak at Nuremberg Forum 2016


Steven Kay QC to speak on “Fair Trial: Focus on procedural trial structure and defense rights” at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy Annual Forum 2016: The Continuing Evolution of the Nuremberg Principles in Light of the Contemporary Jurisprudence of International Criminal Courts 4–5 November 2016. Click below to read the full event program: International Nuremberg… Read more »


IBA Invitation: Hearing on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons (December 8, Washington, D.C.)


Dear colleague, On behalf of the IBA and the co-organizers of the Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons, I write to invite you to a groundbreaking hearing that will feature live testimony from three North Korean defectors: a former prisoner, a former prison guard, and a former official from the Ministry… Read more »


Students Imprisoned in Turkey as “Political Criminals”


Written by Ipek Ozel   Edited by Kirsty Sutherland   Turkey has never had a good reputation in respect to human rights. Not only during the current state of emergency, but in general. Freedom of expression has always been limited, meaning that the judiciary has always tended to be a battleground for different political interests…. Read more »