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"Brother Number Two" arrested in Cambodia

19/09/2007 – 2:45 pm | Comments Off on "Brother Number Two" arrested in Cambodia

According to news reports, Nuon Chea, the former chief ideologist of the Khmer Rouge and the number 2 (after Pol Pot) in the Standing Committee of the Khmer Rouge’s Central Committee during the period of power of the Khmer Rouge, was arrested in his house on the border between Cambodia and Thailand. This of course is good news for all those hoping to see the …

Preliminary hearing in the Lubanga Trial

03/09/2007 – 11:07 pm | Comments Off on Preliminary hearing in the Lubanga Trial

Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold hearings in the trial of Thomas Lubanga (see press release by the ICC). Lubanga was arrested on 19 March 2005 and transferred to the ICC on 17 March 2006. He stands accused of committing the following war crimes: (1) the war crime of enlisting children under the age of fifteen; (2) the war crime of conscription of …

New online database & commentary on the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court

30/08/2007 – 1:58 pm | Comments Off on New online database & commentary on the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court

A new online database & commentary on the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court is available at www.iclklamberg.com. The purpose of the website is to provide the starting point for researchers and practitioners working in the field of international criminal law by presenting up-to-date jurisprudence and the most relevant parts of doctrine.
At the moment the jurisprudence of the ICC is sorted on the Court’s …

Anniversary of the International Criminal Court

01/07/2007 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Anniversary of the International Criminal Court

On July 1st, the ICC celebrated its 5th anniversary. As of 1st January 2007 an impressive 104 States have signed the Rome Statute of the ICC. Considering the rather controversial nature of the “ICC-project”, namely the prosecution of persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, i.e. genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, this number is indeed strong. The Secretary General …

First verdicts of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

21/06/2007 – 9:03 pm | Comments Off on First verdicts of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

On 20th June 2007, the Special Court for Sierra Leone has reached its first verdicts. According to a press release (here) three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) have been found guilty on 11 grounds. These were the following:
 

Count 1 (acts of terrorism)

Count 2 (collective punishments)

Count 3 (extermination)

Count 4 (murder, a crime against humanity)

Count 5 (murder, a war crime)

Count 6 (rape)

Count …