The Central Bureau of Investigation is deliberately prolonging the trial while the BJP does its best to use the Ayodhya dispute to once again stoke the flames of hatred.
The annual 16 Days of Activism campaign will begin on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and go on until December 10, Human Rights Day.
Burundi, Kenya and South Africa have previously threatened to withdraw from the court, arguing that it disproportionately targets Africans.
Mohammed Cherif Bassiouni, international criminal law’s most prolific exponent, passed away on September 25 at the age of 79.
The repercussions of the Omar al-Bashir case go beyond the African continent and are relevant to discussions relating to the efficacy of international justice.
The ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2008 over the deaths and persecution of ethnic groups in Sudan’s Darfur province between 2003 and 2008. But he has continued to travel internationally, visiting Jordan as recently as March.
The International Criminal Court has an outstanding arrest warrant on genocide charges for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir who visited Johannesburg in 2015.
The decision on an investigation, which ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said was “imminent,” was pushed back due to “substantial” new information from Kabul.
India’s nominations to international institutions are not representative of gender, caste and religion. The state cannot afford to be complacent about this lack of diversity.
In conversation with the Gabonese foreign minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya about Gabon’s economy, its ties with India, Africa and more.
The ICC’s composition is not representative of the international community and it has been made an ad hoc court of the Security Council, thus becoming susceptible to political interference.
The complaint is the first publicly known communication to the ICC against the president and is based on the testimony of two self-confessed hit men.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
Most of the victims were said to have been killed in their homes as soldiers went door to door looking for rival Kamuina Nsapu militia members.
Both the EU and UK would do well to heed the lessons of the League of Nations when it comes to membership withdrawal.
The era of ‘positivism’ in international law, which championed state supremacy in international affairs (chiefly through the executive), appears to be in its final days.
Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime.
The International Criminal Court court must address charges of neo-colonialism.
Acts of rape and sexual slavery committed by members of a Congolese armed group against other members are now war crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC.
The role of Gambia’s army will now be critical and the US said on Monday some military officers had sided with Jammeh.
If Trump administration withdraws troops from South Korea and secures a peace treaty ending war on the peninsula, it could lead to normalising relations with North Korea.
Moscow never ratified the ICC treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.
State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said the US was not a party to the Rome Statute that created the ICC in The Hague and had not consented to ICC jurisdiction.
The results of a full investigation could potentially lead to charges being brought against individuals and the issuing of an arrest warrant.
The African Union has been persuading its member nations to withdraw from the ICC over the court’s alleged institutional bias against Africa and its leaders.
South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia have all left the international court in recent days after accusing it of a bias against Africa. The African Union is also calling for more countries to exit the court.
Burundi’s decision to quit adds momentum to the mounting African opposition to the International Criminal Court.
The announcement comes soon after similar decisions this month by South Africa and Burundi to abandon the institution.
As the political debate over ‘surgical strikes’ degenerates into ‘mine was bigger than yours’, everyone needs to remember that some of the acts claimed are grave and indefensible by their very nature and are illegal under the laws of war – even if described as retaliation for a similar act by the Pakistani side.
What if China was to respond to the adverse judicial finding by treating past US precedents as models of great power behaviour?
The government of Uhuru Kenyatta may wish to reconsider its repeated attacks against NGOs. The country as a whole is likely to benefit if the government softens its stance.
The commissioners of inquiry urged major powers to rescue at least 3,200 women and children still held by Islamic State, mainly in Syria, and to refer the case to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
The rebels are notorious for mutilating civilians and kidnapping children for use as fighters. The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for the LRA’s messianic leader, Joseph Kony, and other senior commanders.
Some 62% of all attacks were deemed intentional, in clear violation of international humanitarian law, and many led to disruption of public health services.
Security remains fragile in Darfur, where mainly non-Arab tribes have been fighting the Arab-led government in Khartoum, and the government is struggling to control rural areas.
While Israel may be heartened by India’s abstention on the Gaza resolution this year too, it will not be overjoyed as New Delhi voted in favour of a new resolution that sets up a database of Israeli and international firms working in the illegal Israeli settlements.
Justice will not seen to have been done unless criminal law is equally enforced on all violators through a genuinely independent adjudication process. Both core conditions are lacking with the ICC.
On September 26, 2015 Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, an alleged member of the Ansar Eddine militia group, was transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to stand trial for the “war crimes of intentionally directing attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion” in Timbuktu, Mali in 2012. […]
We are not even prepared to recognise the gravity of the crime of communal violence and treat it on par with terrorism, let alone adopt legal remedies to deal with it.
Governments tend to perceive NGO exposures of violations as harmful to the image of the country instead of taking action to protect victims against such violations.