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ICC – Charges Confirmed against Charles Blé Goudé

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On 11 December 2014, ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber I issued a decision confirming four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Blé Goudé. The decision followed the confirmation of charges hearing, held from 29 September to 2 October 2014. According to the Pre-Trial Chamber there was “sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that Charles… Read more »

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ICC – Gbagbo Chamber Rejecting Admissibility Challenge Submitted by Côte d’Ivoire

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On 11 December 2014, the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber I issued a decision rejecting the challenge to the admissibility of the case against Simone Gbagbo submitted by the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. The Pre-Trial Chamber found that the authorities of Côte d’Ivoire “were not taking tangible, concrete and progressive steps aimed at ascertaining whether Simone Gbagbo… Read more »

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ICC: 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

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The 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened today at the United Nations in New York. The Assembly will run until 17 December. Kenya took the floor in relation to its request for a special discussion around its concerns related to the ICC investigation… Read more »

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Forensic Linguistics Institute – Statement concerning the dropping of the charges in the Kenyatta Case

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Click here http://www.thetext.co.uk/president_kenyatta.html  to read the statement of Dr. John Olsson, an expert appointed by the ICC in the Kenyatta Case, instructed by Steven Kay QC and Gary Summers. Working on the case over a long period of time, Dr. Olsson analysed statements from various witnesses, “purporting to implicate Mr Kenyatta in the post election violence”. Dr…. Read more »

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A German citizen represented by 9BRI Associate Member Jens Dieckmann was given a suspended sentence for supporting FDLR

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On 5 December 2014, the German High Court in Duesseldorf convicted three German citizens for links to the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known by its French acronym FDLR, an ethnic Hutu militia operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The FDLR was dedicated to the overthrow of Rwanda’s government and is… Read more »