Posts Categorized: International Courts and Tribunals


Ngudjolo – Arrested by Dutch authorities in order to be deported to DRC


On 27 February 2015, the ICC Appeals Chamber confirmed, by majority, the acquittal of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, upholding the Trial Chamber’s judgement of acquittal issued on 18 December 2012. Immediately following the ICC Appeals Chamber’s judgement, Mr. Ngudjolo was arrested by the Dutch authorities in order to be deported to the DRC. After a last minute ruling… Read more »


ICTY: Transfer of the Judicial Records to MICT has started


Yesterday, the transfer of judicial records from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) began with the handing over of the files concerning the cases of Dusko Tadic, Sefer Halilovic and the contempt of court case against Milan Vujin. The records will now be stored… Read more »

Popovic et al

Appeals Judgement to be Rendered in the Popovic Case this Friday


On 30 January the ICTY Appeals Chamber will issue its Judgement in the Popovic et al Case in relation to five accused. The pronouncement of the Judgement will commence at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom I.  In 2010 the Trial Chamber delivered its Judgement convicting Vujadin Popovic, Chief of Security of the Drina Corps of the… Read more »


ICC – Charges Confirmed against Charles Blé Goudé


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 »


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


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 »


ICC: 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties


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 »


Statement of the Defence for Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in Respect of the Withdrawal of Charges


The Defence welcomes the withdrawal of the charges against President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. The charges in this case were confirmed on the basis of false evidence. The Prosecution was warned about the falsity of its evidence from the start, but these Defence warnings went unheeded. Insufficient investigations and over-reliance on untested NGO reports crippled this… Read more »

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ICTY: Prosecution allowed to re-open case-in-chief to present evidence from Tomasica mass grave in the Mladic case


The Mladic Trial Chamber has granted a prosecution motion seeking the reopening of its case-in-chief to present evidence, which was discovered in September 2013 concerning the Tomasica mass grave in the Prijedor municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Based on the Trial Chamber’s decision the Prosecution will be able to present six expert witnesses, seven fact… Read more »


9BRi Team to Appear at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict


Between 10-12 June 2014, members of 9 Bedford Row International will appear in a mock trial concerning UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security) at The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The prosecution will be conducted by 9BRi members Jonathan Carroll, David Hammond and Marija Bračković. Steven Kay QC, Toby… Read more »


Iraq Preliminary Investigation Re-Opened by ICC


Today, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) re-opened its preliminary investigation into ‘war crimes involving systematic detainee abuse’ allegedly committed by officials of the United Kingdom in Iraq from 2003 until 2008. The investigation, previously concluded in 2006, has been re-opened in light of further evidence submitted to the… Read more »


Ukraine Accepts ICC Jurisdiction


On 17 April 2014, Ukraine, under Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, accepted the ICC’s jurisdiction with respect to alleged crimes committed in its territory from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute enables a State not party to the Statute to accept the exercise of jurisdiction of the Court. Responding to Ukraine’s… Read more »

Katanga judgment

ICC: Katanga found guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of crime against humanity committed in Ituri, DRC


Press Release issued by the ICC: Today, 7 March 2014, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), ruling in the majority, with Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert dissenting, rendered its judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga. The Chamber was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt of Germain Katanga’s guilt as an accessory, within… Read more »


ICC Kenyatta Case: Prosecution Seeks Indeterminate Adjournment; Defence Requests Termination of Proceedings


On Wednesday 5 February 2014, ICC Trial Chamber V(B) presided over a Status Conference in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The purpose of the Status Conference was to discuss matters regarding the Prosecution’s request for an adjournment of the trial commencement date and the Defence’s related request for termination of the proceedings, both… Read more »

Bangladeshi justice

Imperfect Justice in Bangladeshi War Crimes Tribunals


Below find an article published by Toby Cadman and Lennart Poulsen of 9 Bedford Row International in response to an article by Professor Professor Rafiqul Islam, a professor of law at the Macquarie Law School in Sydney, Australia, on the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. Originally the article was published by The Daily Caller and can be found here:… Read more »