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The ICC should live up to its mandate

By Dr Cesar Chelala The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished”. However, under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an …

Daily News Egypt

Regime to blame for most Syria abuses: UN rights chief

  AFP – Syria must be held accountable for abuses against its people and those responsible should be hauled before the International Criminal Court, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Tuesday. “Criminal justice must be seized. The UN Security Council must be able to unite around the simple idea that terrible crimes have been committed …

Daily News Egypt

On the ICC’s Birthday: Give the Gift of Hope

By Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court Ten years ago, history was made. On 1 July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) emerged as the centrepiece of a new system of international justice, carrying the hope of a future free of impunity and mass atrocities. To turn this hope into a firm …

Daily News Egypt

ICC envoy visits Libya amid Qaddafi son trial debate

By AFP TRIPOLI: International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday in a surprise visit, an AFP photographer said. The fate of slain dictator Moammer Qaddafi’s son Seif Al-Islam, who is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, is expected to top the agenda after Libyan officials repeatedly expressed their desire …


The ICC: Is Africa on trial?

By Rachael Akidi Is the International Criminal Court a valid court of last resort or another example of the West flexing its muscles in Africa? About two weeks ago, the court delivered its first verdict after nearly a decade of work. The conviction of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, who was found guilty of using child soldiers, …


Ten years on, world war crimes court makes waves

By Marie-Laure Michel / AFP THE HAGUE: A decade after it was set up to try the world’s worst war crimes, the International Criminal Court evokes strong responses with some hailing it and others branding it a tool of the winning forces. For Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the court’s chief prosecutor, it is a “respected global institution”, but …


Sudan’s defense minister sought by int’l court

By Mike Corder / AP THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Sudan’s defense minister, the third senior regime official sought by the court for alleged involvement in atrocities in Darfur. The court announced it wants Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein arrested on a warrant containing seven counts of crimes against humanity and …


Egyptian files case against SCAF before ICC

CAIRO: The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed receipt of a case filed by Egyptian citizen Iman Elgebaly against Egypt’s ruling military council, accusing them of committing crimes against humanity. Elgebaly, an Egyptian living in Norway, told Daily News Egypt Sunday that she witnessed clashes in Abbaseya last July when Tahrir protesters were attacked by thugs …


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