ICC Coalition Coalition Launches #globalJUSTICE Blog The Coalition’s new blog, #GlobalJustice, aims to provide experts and non-experts alike with the latest news and civil society views on the ICC and Rome Statute system of international justice. It will host regular updates on all ICC cases and situations as well as developments in the fight against impunity for grave crimes around the world, acting as a platform for our member organizations, particularly those operating at the local or national level.
Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda (Human Rights Watch Report, March 1999)
UN ICTR Report
ICTR Status of Detainees
Orentlicher Bosnia Article
Kosovo - Forensics of War The first big massacre occurred in March 1998, when Serb forces surrounded the village of Prekaz and wiped out 58 civilians, many of them women and children. The attack was in retaliation for a shoot-out between K.L.A. and Serb police a couple of weeks earlier, and it was the beginning of a horrible symbiosis between the two forces. Every time the K.L.A. carried out a guerrilla attack, Serb forces would destroy the nearest village and massacre as many of the inhabitants as they could. And every time the Serbs massacred people in a village, more grief-stricken survivors joined the K.L.A. “For every massacre Serbs commit, we get 20 more recruits,” one K.L.A. commander told a journalist friend of mine a few weeks before the nato bombings started.
SCSL Wiki Summary The Special Court for Sierra Leone, otherwise called the "Special Court" or the SCSL, is a judicial body set up by the government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations to "prosecute persons who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law" committed in Sierra Leone after 30 November 1996 and during the Sierra Leone Civil War. The court's working language is English. The court lists offices in Freetown, The Hague, and New York City. Origin On 12 June 2000, Sierra Leone's President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah wrote a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan asking the international community to try those responsible for crimes during the conflict. On 10 August 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1315 requesting the Secretary-General to start negotiations with the Sierra Leonean government to create a Special Court.
Sierra Leone Report.pdf
2006 Expert Report on SCSL
Annex to 2006 SCSL Report
UN 2000 Report on SCSL
Letter dated 24 March 2005 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council I have the honour to transmit herewith the report of the Mission of Inquiry into the Circumstances, Causes and Consequences of the 14 February Beirut Bombing, which was prepared pursuant to the statement by the President of the Security Council (S/PRST/2005/4) of 15 February 2005. This independently conducted fact-finding report presented to the Council today raises some very serious and troubling allegations. The Mission concludes that an independent international investigation is needed. UN Report on Hariri Assassination
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ICC Wiki Summary The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is a permanent international tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression (although jurisdiction for the crime of aggression will not be awakened until 2017 at the earliest). The ICC was created by the Rome Statute which came into force on 1 July 2002. The Court has established itself in The Hague, Netherlands, but its proceedings may take place anywhere. It is intended to complement existing national judicial systems, and may only exercise its jurisdiction when national courts are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute such crimes.