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ICC Prosecution resources at the ICC

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The Prosecution at the ICC has recently submitted a Report which provides information about its structure and resources and allocations at each stage of a case (see especially p. 52 et seq). You can access the report by clicking the link below: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/ASP14/ICC-ASP-14-21-ENG-OTP-BasicSize-07Aug15-1103.pdf Image source: img.rt.com Text source: Xavier-Jean Keita

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UNHRC: News from Sri Lanka Following the Recent Elections

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Ceylon Today has reported that a copy of the report on war crimes alleged to have taken place in Sri Lanka, which has been prepared by the UNHRC is to be handed to President Sirisena today. For further information about potential developments concerning the successful defeat of the LTTE by the Government of Sri Lanka… Read more »

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Jurist Seeks Economic and Environmental Crimes to be Considered as Humanitarian Offences

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At an international conference next month, Spanish Jurist ​Balthazar Garzon is ​due ​to meet with activists, judges and academics from a variety of countries to promote the ​concept​ that economic and environmental crimes need to be considered as crimes against humanity. Examples of such offences include vulture funds undermining the debt restructuring of a country… Read more »

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Law of War Manual could Alter Rules of ‘War Journalism’

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Last week​,​ the USA unveiled a new Law of War manual which contains guidelines that could alter the rules that journalists have to comply with when reporting on stories concerning warfare. ​V​arious media groups ​have expressed concerns that under the​ new protocols​,​ reporters could be regarded as “unprivileged belligerents”​.​ If you would like to read… Read more »

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Kosovo’s ‘Special Court’ to Encounter Obstacles

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Earlier this month it was revealed that a special court is to be set up in Kosovo to investigate former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for alleged war crimes alleged to have been committed throughout the 1990s. The issues of witness protection and securing the cooperation of national institutions in the process of the collection of… Read more »

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China Releases Confessions from Japanese Imperialists

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Thirty one handwritten confessions from Japanese war criminals have been published online in China via the State Archives Administration webpage. The reason behind the publication of the confessions is to expose war crimes committed during and prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) which became a theatre of World War II. The poisoning, killing and… Read more »

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The Eighth Paper in the Series of Submissions by the ICLB to the OHCHR OISL: Combatting Terrorism and the Rescue of a People – the Media Evidence

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In the eighth paper submitted by the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB) to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning its investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL), the ICLB produced extensive film evidence relevant to the scale of the terrorist activities of the LTTE in its 30-year campaign against the Sri Lankan… Read more »

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The Seventh Paper in the Series of Submissions by the ICLB to the OHCHR OISL: The Campaign in Eelam IV – The Eastern Province

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In the seventh paper submitted by the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB) to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning its investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL), the ICLB examined key aspects of Sri Lanka’s military campaign in the Eastern Province during the armed conflict of Eelam IV. See the link below… Read more »

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Human Rights At Sea Press Release – August 10th 2015

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Human Rights At Sea issued a press release yesterday which focusses on the exposing of human rights abuses in the detention of asylum seekers arriving by sea on the island of Nauru. The press release can be downloaded by clicking the link below: Human Rights As Sea Press Release 10th August 2015 Human Rights at Sea… Read more »

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9BRi barrister’s evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

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9BRI Barrister, David Hammond, has submitted evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict following a direct request from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Currently instructed in Mali as part of the FCO Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) and teaching International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law to Malian… Read more »

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Omnia Strategy Press Release

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Omnia Strategy welcomes today’s decision of the English courts to throw out the extradition case against Rwanda’s Chief of Intelligence and Security Services, Lieutenant General Karenzi Karake. The General has been freed unconditionally after the Spanish authorities conceded that the General has committed no offence that could be prosecuted in England and Spain. This admission… Read more »

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Kenyatta Defence Publishes Report: ‘The Prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court’

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By Steven Kay QC Download the full Kenyatta Defence report, ‘The Prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court’: http://www.internationallawbureau.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/report.pdf On 19 January 2015, the ICC Prosecution published a public redacted version of its Pre-Trial Brief (‘PTB’) in its now-defunct case against Uhuru Kenyatta. As predicted by the Kenyatta Defence, and as a result… Read more »

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The Sixth Paper in the Series of Submissions Made by the ICLB to the OHCHR OISL: Post Conflict Measures and the Cost of Rebuilding Sri Lanka

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In the sixth paper submitted by the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB) to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning its investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL), the ICLB examined the extent of the post-conflict measures taken by the Government of Sri Lanka and the cost of rebuilding the country to restore… Read more »

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The Fifth Paper in the Series of Submissions Made by the ICLB to the OHCHR OISL: The Conflict in Sri Lanka with the LTTE in Eelam IV

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In the fifth paper submitted by the International Criminal Law Bureau (ICLB) to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning its investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL), the ICLB examined the challenges the Government of Sri Lanka faced in counter terrorism activities against the LTTE and the Government’s decision to protect civilians… Read more »

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Kosovo Parliament Approves Special War Crimes Court

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Parliament in Kosovo amended its constitution on Monday to allow the creation of a special court to investigate alleged war crimes committed by ethnic Albanian fighters during the 1990s. The new tribunal will be part of Kosovo’s legal system but proceedings will be held abroad. To read more on this story, click the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33770897… Read more »