Become a Member!

Sign In

The IJMap requires Adobe Flash

Appear on the map by including "#ijc" or "#ijcentral" in your Tweet and be sure to set your location in your Twitter profile. The IJMap requires Adobe Flash, but here are some tweets in the meantime:

Blog

Spanish Lawmakers Should Reject Proposal Aimed at deterring on Justice for the Most Serious Crimes

Posted by alejandro on 12th February 2014

(Madrid) – Lawmakers from Spain’s Popular Party are fast-tracking a bill that would limit Spanish courts’ ability to investigate and prosecute serious crimes under international law. The new proposal to reform the country’s universal jurisdiction laws would put Spain in breach of its international obligations and offer the prospect of impunity to many responsible for serious crimes.

The Popular Party seeks to justify the proposed changes by alleging that the country’s current universal jurisdiction laws are being overused or misused.If enacted, however, the proposed bill would close the doors of Spanish …

Blog

International court to look into Central African Republic crime allegations: prosecutor

Posted by Rueters on 12th February 2014

(Reuters) - The International Criminal Court will open a preliminary examination into crimes allegedly committed during the conflict in the Central African Republic, the court’s prosecutor said in a statement on Friday.

“The plight of civilians in CAR since September 2012 has gone from bad to worse,” said prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in a statement, adding that some victims of crimes, which included alleged killings and acts of rape and sexual slavery, appeared to have been singled out on religious grounds.

The court has had a separate investigation under way in the …

Blog

Court to decide whether to suspend Kenyatta trial over ‘obstructionism’

Posted by Thomas Escritt on 12th February 2014

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court is to decide whether to suspend its trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta because of a lack of cooperation by Kenyan authorities.

Judges said they would hold a hearing in the coming weeks on a possible reprimand for Kenya after prosecutors told the court on Wednesday that “pure obstructionism” was wrecking any chance of pursuing Kenyatta on charges that he orchestrated post-election violence six years ago.

The case is a test of the authority and credibility of the Western-backed court, which has seen …

Blog

Central African Republic: International Criminal Court starts war crimes investigation

Posted by LIZZIE DEARDEN on 12th February 2014

The International Criminal Court has started an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic.

The announcement came on Friday as thousands of Muslims fled Bangui, the capital, in a convoy of 500 vehicles guarded by soldiers from neighbouring Chad.

One man who fell from a truck was reportedly killed and his body mutilated, highlighting the savagery faced by those who stayed behind.

Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor for the ICC, said the situation for civilians in the country has “gone from bad to worse” since …

About IJCentral

What is IJCentral?

IJCentral is a resource, developed by Skylight Pictures, for concerned citizens around the world who want an effective International Criminal Court to prosecute perpetrators of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. As the IJCentral network builds, our collective voice will become a way to press political leaders to fulfill the mandate of the ICC.


Blog

Spanish Lawmakers Should Reject Proposal Aimed at deterring on Justice for the Most Serious Crimes

(Madrid) – Lawmakers from Spain’s Popular Party are fast-tracking a bill that would limit Spanish courts’ ability to investigate and prosecute serious crimes under international law. The new proposal to …

Blog

International court to look into Central African Republic crime allegations: prosecutor

(Reuters) - The International Criminal Court will open a preliminary examination into crimes allegedly committed during the conflict in the Central African Republic, the court’s prosecutor said in a statement …

Blog

Court to decide whether to suspend Kenyatta trial over ‘obstructionism’

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court is to decide whether to suspend its trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta because of a lack of cooperation by Kenyan authorities.

Blog

Uhuru Kenyatta trial postponed by international criminal court

The international criminal court has postponed the trial of Kenya’s president on charges he orchestrated violence after his country’s 2007 elections.

The court said it would instead hold a hearing …

Blog

Central African Republic: International Criminal Court starts war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court has started an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic.

The announcement came on Friday as thousands of Muslims …

Blog

Prosecutors in ICC court say Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda led ethnicity-inspired war crimes

Congolese militia leader and fugitive Bosco Ntaganda was confronted on Monday at the Hague, Netherlands by prosecutors over his alleged war crimes which is not limited to beheading civilians, raping …

Blog

Kenya: Hague Court Ruling Body Challenges African Union Over Kenya

By Tiina Intelmann*

The relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council has generated much discussion, criticism and controversy.

The Security Council has played a …

Blog

The United States and the ICC: Support From Outside of the Rome Statute System Matters

by Tiina Intelmann*

On April 3, 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry published an article in this newspaper, explaining how the U.S. War Crimes Rewards Program had been expanded …

News

Kenyan Mau Mau victims in talks with UK government over legal settlement

Payments to thousands who were tortured during 1950s insurgency could open door for other victims of British colonial rule.

The British government is negotiating payments to thousands of Kenyans who …

Blog

The Bedrock of the Rome Statute System

By Ambassador Tiina Intelmann*

Very soon the International Criminal Court will celebrate its 11th anniversary. By now the Court has fully established itself and is increasingly busy. It is actively …

Blog

ICC accused become president and deputy president: More questions than answers

By Mariana Pena*

The Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) applies to all persons equally without any distinction based on official capacity. When it …

Blog

Côte d’Ivoire and the ICC: What hope for the victims?

Laurent Gbagbo made major headlines the last few weeks with the opening of an important hearing in his case before the ICC but little was said about what victims can …

News

International Criminal Court status conference set to commence

The International Criminal Court (ICC) status conference will take place on Thursday. The court will hear the case against Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, former Civil Service chief Francis Muthaura, …

Blog

Will Chad Harbor ICC Indictee Al Bashir?

by Mariana Rodriguez Pareja*

According to reports published Monday at the Sudanese Media Center, International Criminal Court (ICC) indictee President Omar Al-Bashir will be visiting Chad this coming …

News

Sang opposes reduction of his legal aid budget

KENYA: Journalist Joshua arap Sang, who is facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opposed reduction of his legal aid, saying it could hurt his defence.

He told …

News

Suspects obstructing probe, says Bensouda

KENYA: International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has warned of numerous attempts by Kenyan suspects to interfere with their investigations.

She said her office has notified the Chamber …

News

ICC orders Libya to hand over Gadhafi’s former spy chief

(CNN)—The International Criminal Court has called on Libya to immediately hand over former Gadhafi intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi for trial.

The late Moammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and …

News

Wading uncharted waters: The trial of Rios Montt

When a judge ruled last week that former general and Guatemalan head of state Jose Efrain Rios Montt will, finally, stand trial for the crime of genocide, the news resounded …

News

Israel could face case in International Criminal Court, warns UN report

Israel must withdraw all settlers from the West Bank or potentially face a case at the International Criminal Court for serious violations of international law, says a report by a …

Blog

The ICC might not deter Mali’s Rebels – but it might deter the Government

By Mark Kersten

Last week, Fatou Bensouda, the chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Mali’s government that she could investigate alleged atrocities committed by the government’s military forces. …

News

U.N. court acquits two Rwandan ex-ministers of genocide

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Two former Rwandan ministers were freed from 30 year jail terms on Monday after their convictions for their role in the country’s 100 days of …

News

A Chance at Justice in Guatemala

LAST Monday, a brave Guatemalan judge made history. In greenlighting a public trial for the former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt on charges of genocide, the judge, Miguel Ángel Gálvez, made …

News

Never too late

GUATEMALA’S civil war, which ran for 36 years until 1996, was one of the darkest episodes in Latin America’s recent history. A UN-sponsored truth commission estimated that 200,000 people were …

News

Charles Taylor Appeals War Crimes Conviction

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands) — Prosecutors urged international judges Tuesday to reject former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s appeal against his war crimes conviction and 50-year prison sentence, saying courts should hold “lords …