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Will the ICC Open an Investigation in Afghanistan?

There have be many reports that the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is considering opening a situation, the ICC’s term for the larger investigation, in Afghanistan.  It has been reported by the Wall Street Journal,  by the AP, repeated here in the Huffington...
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Lubanga Defense Again Raises Concerns About Translation Errors

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’s defense team again raised concerns about the accuracy of the translations and transcripts of the proceedings.  Defense counsel Catherine Mabile reported to the chamber that the defense had found “extremely important discrepancies” in the testimony of some witnesses.  It is unclear what the discrepancies were. ...
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ICC Appeals Chamber Rejects Prosecution Appeal

The office of the prosecutor appealed the decision of the pre-trial chamber declining to confirm charges again Bahar Idriss Abu Garda.  The trial chamber decision, originally blogged here,  found that the office of the prosecutor had not produced enough evidence to continue the case for trial.   The standard...
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Pre Trial Chamber Opens Kenya Investigation

Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court has granted the request of the prosecutor to open an investigation into the post-election violence in Kenya.   A majority of the panel voted to grant the request, Judge Han-Peter Kaul, dissented, arguing that the crimes alleged in the 1,500 pages...
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ICC Prosecutor Tells Court Kenya Violence Directed by Officials

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has told the pre-trial chamber that the post-election violence in Kenya is traceable to specific officials.  The prosecutor reported the violence was directed by specific “senior political and business leaders.” Kenya may be the fifth situation for the...
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Lubanga Trial Takes Two Week Break

The International Criminal Court trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was suspended this week for a two week trip for the defense to the Democratic Republic of Congo for important “research,” presumably this means further investigation into the previous allegations that prosecution witnesses lied  or were paid to lie...
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International Criminal Court Finds For Abu Garda

The Interational Criminal Court, pre-trial chamber I today ruled that the Office of the Prosecutor had not provided sufficient evidence to continue the case against Bahar Idriss Abu Garda for trial.  Abu Garda was the first case from the Sudan to come before the court. He appeared voluntarily...
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