13 Jun 2018 - NPWJ News Digest on international criminal justice


Additional petition filed with SC vs withdrawal from Int’l Criminal Court
by Rappler, 13 Jun 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court (PCICC) filed a petition with the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday, June 13, asking the court to void the Philippine government’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).


What Jean-Pierre Bemba's acquittal by the ICC means
by Al Jazeera, 13 Jun 2018

On June 8, the International Criminal Court (ICC) shocked the international justice community and the world by overturning the war crimes conviction of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Bemba's acquittal is a major event that will have significant consequences for the ICC, the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


SA revives threat to leave ICC, using the law’s back door
by The Daily Maverick, 12 Jun 2018

South Africa’s determined ongoing efforts to cut its ties with the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) in the Hague resurfaced at the tail end of a meeting of the Committee of Justice and Correctional Services in Parliament.