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TakeAction: Building the Responsibility to Protect

Whither Canadian diplomacy in support of the Rohingya In what has become one of the worst ongoing atrocities of our times, approximately 700,000 members of the Rohingya  minority have been forced since last August to flee northern Rakhine State in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, where they are struggling to survive. According to a March 2018 report […]

The ICC Turns 20

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. Commemorations of the anniversary began earlier this month with an Open Forum held in The Hague, The Netherlands.The event was attended by over 280 people, including members of civil society, ICC officials, and representatives of states and regional […]

TakeAction for January 2018: ICC activates jurisdiction over crime of aggression; Canada should now ratify the Kampala amendments

Negotiations last December in New York at the meeting of the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties led to a historic, consensus decision to “activate” the ICC’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Canada should now ratify the “Kampala amendments” in order to come within the ICC’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. Background […]

ICC Update (December 2017)

by Monique Cuillerier, membership & communications director, World Federalist Movement – Canada The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in nine preliminary examinations, has eleven situations under investigation, and is pursuing twenty-five cases that involve fifteen defendants. The preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan (likely to soon transition to a full investigation), Colombia, […]

ICC Update (December 2017)

by Monique Cuillerier, membership & communications director, World Federalist Movement – Canada The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in nine preliminary examinations, has eleven situations under investigation, and is pursuing twenty-five cases that involve fifteen defendants. The preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan (likely to soon transition to a full investigation), Colombia, […]

ICC activates jurisdiction over crime of aggression (December 2017)

by Fergus Watt, Executive Director, World Federalist Movement – Canada Marathon up-to-the-last-minute diplomatic negotiations in New York recently led to a historic decision to “activate” the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. The negotiations took place at the ICC’s December 4-14 meeting of its Assembly of States Parties. While the Court has […]

International Criminal Court Update

WFM – Canada and officials at Global Affairs Canada co-convened a meeting November 1 to discuss a range of topics related to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC’s annual Assembly of States Parties (ASP) takes place December 4 to 14 at UN headquarters in New York. With important elections taking place, as well as […]

Important meeting for the ICC

WFM – Canada and Global Affairs Canada (Legal Affairs Division) have co-organized a meeting November 1 among Canadian civil society representatives and government officials ahead of the December 4-14 meeting of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court. The ASP is the annual governance body for the 124 parties to the […]

Current events at the International Criminal Court

Last week, an agreement was signed between the International Criminal Court and the government of Georgia to assist in the Court’s ongoing investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in South Ossetia, Georgia in 2008. While in Georgia for the signing, the registrar of the ICC, Herman von Hebel, also met with members of […]

July 17 is International Justice Day

The Rome Statute, the founding document of the International Criminal Court, was adopted on July 17, 1998 and  International Justice Day (IJD) marks this day and acts as a reminder of the importance of the ongoing fight against impunity and the urgent need to bring justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. “The strengthening of international  criminal  justice […]

ICC Update (June 2017)

pdf available Over the course of its existence, there have been 23 cases in nine situations brought before the International Criminal Court. Preliminary examinations are currently being conducted into situations in Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, Gabon, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, Ukraine, and Registered Vessels of Comoros, Greece, and Cambodia. Central African Republic (I) This situation was […]

TakeAction: Maintaining the International Criminal Court as a Canadian priority

For over two decades, Canada and Canadians have played leading roles in the establishment and operations of the International Criminal Court. During the treaty negotiations the government of Canada chaired a “like-minded” group of states. Like-minded governments and civil society networks successfully campaigned for an independent and effective Court, able to prosecute military and government […]

Meeting Summary: Ottawa seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression

On February 13 a one-day meeting in Ottawa was held to discuss “Canadian consideration of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression.” Later this year, States Parties to the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court will take a decision on the modalities for “activating” the Court’s jurisdiction over the […]

WFMC seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression

Despite a large snowstorm, which affected travel in and out of Ottawa, WFMC hosted a successful seminar February 13 on the “Canadian consideration of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression.” Over 30 international legal experts, including officials from Canadian departments of Foreign Affairs, National Defence and Justice attended. As […]

WFMC News for January 2017

Check out WFMC’s monthly news, including Canada and Peacekeeping: Still missing in action WFMC seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression WFMC – Montreal to host post-holiday luncheon Canadian Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly: Help Wanted

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