ICC

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The United States vs the International Criminal Court

Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announcedthat the United states will deny or revoke the visas of ICC personnel who are involved in the preliminary examination into the situation in Afghanistan. Financial sanctions and restrictions on “persons who take or have taken action to request or further such [ICC] investigations” were also suggested. Reaction […]

TakeAction: Ask the European Union to continue to honour its commitments to the International Criminal Court

The first warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the arrest of Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, was issued in 2009, the second came in 2010. President al-Bashir is wanted on charges of criminal responsibility for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, Sudan. As Sudan is not a state party to the Rome Statute of […]

International Criminal Court Update: Decision on Gbagbo case and other news

In mid-January, Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé were acquitted on all charges of crimes against humanity. The crimes were alleged to have been committed in 2010 and 2011 in Côte d’Ivoire. A majority decision by the Trial Chamber concluded that the Prosecutor failed to “demonstrate several core constitutive elements of the crimes as charged, including the existence […]

International Criminal Court Update: Decision on Gbagbo case and other news

In mid-January, Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé were acquitted on all charges of crimes against humanity. The crimes were alleged to have been committed in 2010 and 2011 in Côte d’Ivoire. A majority decision by the Trial Chamber concluded that the Prosecutor failed to “demonstrate several core constitutive elements of the crimes as charged, including the […]

The ICC comes under attack – again

pdf available by Yasmina Gourchane On 10 September 2018, US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking at a meeting of the right-wing Federalist Society in Washington DC, publicly denounced the International Criminal Court. He called it a creation of “self-styled global governance advocates,” and went on to announce that “the United States will use any […]

Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, December 5-12 2018

Each year, WFMC partners with officials at Global Affairs Canada to organize a meeting among Canadian civil society representatives and members of the Canadian delegation to the ASP. The meeting was held earlier in November ahead of the 17th session of the annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute […]

TakeAction for November 2018: The International Criminal Court needs Canada’s support

The 17th session of the annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute will be held December 5 – 12, 2018 in The Hague. The provisional work plan and background documentation is available on the website of the ASP. Ahead of the ASP meeting, WFMC has once again partnered with officials […]

WFMC organizes ICC meeting

WFM – Canada has partnered with officials at Global Affairs Canada to organize a meeting among Canadian civil society representatives and members of the Canadian delegation to the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (17th session, December 5 to 12, The Hague). There will be some highly charged discussions again at this […]

The International Criminal Court and the United States

Earlier this month, our TakeAction addressed US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s recent remarks about the International Criminal Court. (You can watch the speech or read the full text.) This week, US President Donald Trump reiterated many of the same points when he addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Although on Tuesday this week, Canada did, along with Argentina, […]

Take Action: John Bolton and the International Criminal Court

On September 10th, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton gave a speech to the Federalist Society in which he spoke, at length and with numerous inaccuracies, about the International Criminal Court. You can watch the speech or read the full text. Bolton began his speech talking about the establishment of the International Criminal Court being the […]

ICC Update

pdf available By Monique Cuillerier The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in ten preliminary examinations, has eleven situations under investigation, and is pursuing 26 cases that involve 42 defendants. The preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan, Colombia, Gabon, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Regarding Afghanistan, the Prosecutor has […]

The Rome Statute at 20

pdf available by Yasmina Gourchane On 15 and 16 February 2018, in the Hague, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (Coalition) launched its commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute. With this launch, the Coalition initiated a full year of wide and diverse convocations, celebrations, and renewed commitments to the treaty. The […]

Human rights violations in Libya and the International Criminal Court

pdf available by Romnick Villanueva The situation of migrants in Libya illustrates the tragic consequences that often result when migration flows encounter weak national governance and organized criminal activity. The UN and regional institutions have been unable to act effectively in addressing implications from forced migration and the prevalence of social and political instability. Is […]

TakeAction for July 2018: Building international justice

July 17th, the Day of International Criminal Justice, marks the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. One way for Canada to mark this 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute would be to ratify the Kampala Amendments on the crime of aggression. Negotiations in December 2017 in New […]

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 […]