03 July 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice

Articles

Researching the inner workings of the International Criminal Court
Open Democracy, 03 Jul 2019

Many people have strong opinions about the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to its supporters, who are less numerous now than previously, the ICC is an essential tool for ending impunity, since it provides a unique mechanism for prosecuting massive violations of human rights when governments are unable or unwilling to intervene. 

 

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Iranian Center for International Criminal Law Requests the International Criminal Court Prosecutor to Open a Preliminary Examination into War Crimes in Yemen
The Leaders News, 03 Jul 2019

On July 1st, 2019,Iranian Center for International Criminal Law (ICICL) filed a communication under Article 15 of the Rome Statute to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court requesting the Prosecutor to open a preliminary examination on war crimes allegedly committed by the so-called Saudi-led Coalition from 2015 and during the ongoing non-international armed conflict in Yemen.

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Kenya: Nairobi Police Executing Suspects
Human Rights Watch, 02 Jul 2019

Police in Kenya have killed no fewer than 21 men and boys in Nairobi’s low-income areas, apparently with no justification, claiming they were criminals, Human Rights Watch said today. 

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DR Congo: Q&A on International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Ntaganda Trial
AfricaNews, 02 Jul 2019

Human Rights Watch released today a question-and-answer document on the trial of the former Congolese general and armed group leader Bosco Ntaganda before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The court’s verdict in the case is scheduled for July 8, 2019.

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