Category Archives: Rights of the accused

Bemba fair trials ICC Appeals Chamber that on 8 June acquitted Mr Bemba from charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Time to Clarify ICC Rules on Admission of Evidence

In this third opinion piece on the Bemba Appeals Judgment, Amnesty’s International Justice Team considers the majority’s criticisms of the Trial Chamber’s admission and adjudication of evidence. It considers measures that the ICC should take to clarify that ICC Rules require Chambers to determine the admissibility of all evidence promptly and transparently during the trial.

ICC Appeals Chamber that on 8 June acquitted Mr Bemba from charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Bemba case highlights challenges of charging sexual violence crimes

In this second opinion piece on the Bemba Appeals Judgment, Amnesty’s International Justice Team considers the majority’s finding that the conviction exceeded the scope of the charges confirmed pre-trial and its implications for future prosecutions of sexual and gender-based crimes.

ICC Appeals Chamber that on 8 June acquitted Mr Bemba from charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Lessons must be learned from the Bemba case as a whole

With this article, Amnesty’s International Justice Team introduce its series of opinion pieces examining key issues arising from the Bemba Appeals Judgment. This first piece outlines some general reflections on the Judgment and reactions to it.  In particular, it emphasises the need for the ICC to look beyond the controversies of the Appeal Judgment in order to identify the lessons learned. 

Côte d’Ivoire : Non à l’amnistie pour les crimes les plus graves de la crise de 2010-11

Ligue ivoirienne des droits de l’Homme – LIDHO Mouvement ivoirien des droits humains – MIDH Action pour la protection des droits humains en Côte d’Ivoire – APDH Réseau acteurs ivoiriens des droits humains – RAIDH Coalition ivoirienne des défenseurs des droits humains – CIDDH Club Union Africaine Forum de la société civile ouest-africain Côte d’ivoire […]

Côte d’Ivoire: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis

Ligue ivoirienne des droits de l’Homme – LIDHO Mouvement ivoirien des droits humains – MIDH Action pour la protection des droits humains en Côte d’Ivoire – APDH Réseau acteurs ivoiriens des droits humains – RAIDH Coalition ivoirienne des défenseurs des droits humains – CIDDH Club Union Africaine Forum de la société civile ouest-africain Côte d’ivoire […]

Sexual violence against men Ongwen Uganda LGBT

Evidence of sexual violence against men and boys rejected in Ongwen

Guest opinion piece writer Dr. Rosemary Grey, Amnesty’s Legal Adviser Jonathan O’Donohue and International Criminal Justice Clinic student Leonard Krasny reflect on the Trial Chamber’s recent decision to reject requests by victims’ lawyers for three victims to present evidence of sexual violence against boys and men.