Category Archives: Reparation and assistance

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. 

A survivor of wartime rape sitting in her house in Bosnia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: last chance for justice for wartime sexual violence survivors

Two decades after the end of the war, many of the estimated 20,000 women who had been subjected to sexual violence are still battling with the devastating consequences of these crimes. This report paints a bleak picture of the conditions in which many survivors live today and shows how a combination of factors has resulted in the failure of the authorities to provide the victims with meaningful justice and reparation for the crimes they suffered.

Al Mahdi REPARATIONS

Al Mahdi case: women and girls must not be excluded from reparation

Adrienne Ringin, a student of University of Melbourne Law School’s International Criminal Justice Clinic, highlights important gender concerns arising in the International Criminal Court’s third reparations order. The piece includes input from Amnesty International’s Mali team.