Category Archives: Preliminary examinations

ICC-ASP17: States Parties’ rhetorical commitments not matched by actions

    ICC-ASP17: States Parties’ rhetorical commitments not matched by actions   This year’s Assembly of States Parties session took place following renewed attacks on the Court by the USA, and ‘threats to the Court’ were high on the agenda. However, it appears that the biggest threat to the Court’s effectiveness comes from within the […]

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ICC advances towards investigating crimes committed against the Rohingya

Legal Adviser Jonathan O’Donohue, with the important contributions of International Criminal Justice Clinic students Andy Kuoch and Stuart Dixon, examines the majority of the Pre-Trial Chamber’s ruling on jurisdiction, considers the Prosecutor’s decision to proceed with the preliminary examination and emphasises the need for further international justice efforts to address impunity in Myanmar.

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“They betrayed us”: Women who survived Boko Haram raped, starved and detained in Nigeria

Since early 2015, the Nigerian military has recaptured vast swathes of territory that had come under the control of Boko Haram in the north-east of the country. This report examines what happened to the group of people who fled or were forced from rural towns and villages that had been controlled by Boko Haram, as the military intensified its operations.

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The Philippines: Rome Statute withdrawal illogical and futile

Matt Cannock, Head of Office of Amnesty International’s Centre for International Justice, comments on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the ICC and its consequences for victims of international crimes committed in the country.

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The ICC must become a champion of justice over abuse of power

Legal Adviser Jonathan O’Donohue reflects on the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute not as a time for celebration but a crisis point for international justice that demands robust action by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Philippines: ICC must examine ‘war on drugs’ crimes

The International Criminal Court must urgently open a preliminary examination into crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines during Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs”, says Amnesty International.