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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

ICC Update (December 2016)

pdf available Over the length of its existence, there have been twenty-three 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. Uganda In the case of the Prosecutor […]

International Criminal Court Update: The Annual Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties

The Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court held their annual meeting from November 16th to 24th. Ahead of the session, WFMC organized a meeting between members of Canadian civil society and government officials at Global Affairs Canada, some of whom attended the ASP meeting. At the ASP meeting, there was discussion of […]

Canada and the International Criminal Court

As member states of the International Criminal Court prepare to gather later this month (Nov 16 – 24) in The Hague, the news that three among them — all from Africa — have declared their plans to leave the court will cast a long shadow over events. Following an earlier announcement that Burundi’s parliament had […]

International Criminal Court navigates stormy waters

WFM – Canada has organized a consultation (October 31) for Canadian civil society representatives and Government of Canada officials, ahead of the 2016 meeting of the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP, Nov. 16 to 24).  This year’s ASP promises to be a stormy session, as three African governments (Burundi, South Africa and Gambia) have […]

TakeAction: 17 July, International Justice Day

The Day of International Criminal Justice marks the anniversary of the adoption on 17 July 1998 of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court, which seeks to deter people from genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. 17 July unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims’ rights, and […]

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