Crime of aggression activated | Three war crimes amendments adopted | Six new ICC judges elected

From 4-14 December 2017, International Criminal Court member states gathered at United Nations headquarters in New York for the 16th annual session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute.

During annual ASP sessions, stakeholders in the international justice system discuss and decide upon matters key to the future functioning of the ICC. 465 representatives of 144 non-governmental organizations from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East-North Africa took part.

As the ICC’s governing body, the ASP decided on the Court's management and strategic direction, the election of six new judges, the 2018 ICC budget, matters of non-cooperation, and activated of the Court's jurisdiction over the crime of aggression.

Civil society plays a vital role in urging the Assembly, and its individual member states, to uphold its responsibility to make international justice effective. Throughout the year and at its annual session, we urge the Assembly to improve its working methods, transparency, and state support for justice and the ICC.

We also campaign to avoid political interference with the strict judicial or prosecutorial independence of the ICC, constantly reminding the Assembly of its proper role in the Rome Statute system.  

Read on for our daily summaries, civil society advocacy, background information on the year's diplomatic discussions and what happened in the ICC courtroom in 2017.

Coalition key recommendations

Ahead of ASP 2017, global civil society called for consistent, strategic and forward-looking steps towards achieving global justice for atrocities through the International Criminal Court and Rome Statute system.

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The low-down

What was up for discussion at the 2017 Assembly of States Parties?

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Backgrounder

Your guide to ASP 2017.

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Campaign on ICC/ASP elections

A number of important positions in the Rome Statute system were filled at ASP 2017, including six judicial vacancies, the ASP president and two ASP vice-presidents. In 2018, a new ICC registrar will be elected by the plenary of judges.

ELECTIONS 2017

The Crime of Aggression

States activated ICC jurisdiction over the crime of aggression.

ALL YOU NEED KNOW

10 ways states can support the ICC

Letter to states on the ASP General Debate

We requested governments’ highest expression of political commitment to the Rome Statute and ICC.

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2017 at a Glance: International Criminal Court

Our informal overview of ICC prosecutorial and judicial developments that took place at the ICC in 2017.

The Overview

ASP 16

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Kenya must arrest al-Bashir say judges | Nigeria convicts Boko Haram suspects | Human rights concerns at ISIS trials in Iraq

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Libya refuses to hand Al-Wefalli to ICC | Venezuela responds to preliminary examination | Ghouta under assault

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Libya refuses to hand Al-Wefalli to ICC | Venezuela responds to preliminary examination | Ghouta under assault

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Libya refuses to hand Al-Wefalli to ICC | Venezuela responds to preliminary examination | Ghouta under assault

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Gender crimes at the margins, including crimes against LGBTIQ persons in prosecutions under the Rome Statute

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Gender crimes at the margins, including crimes against LGBTIQ persons in prosecutions under the Rome Statute

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Reaction / ICC probes violence in the Philippines and Venezuela

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Afghans on possible ICC investigation | Escalating violence in DRC | Forgotten victims of the Russia-Georgia War

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African civil society launches Network on International Criminal Justice

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African civil society launches Network on International Criminal Justice

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: AU seeks ICJ opinion on head of state immunities | Witnesses take stand in two ICC trials

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: AU seeks ICJ opinion on head of state immunities | Witnesses take stand in two ICC trials

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: AU seeks ICJ opinion on head of state immunities | Witnesses take stand in two ICC trials

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Introducing Lexsitus: An international criminal legal ecosystem

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Introducing Lexsitus: An international criminal legal ecosystem

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Oby Nwankwo: Tributes to a pioneer of African, global and gender justice

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Oby Nwankwo: Tributes to a pioneer of African, global and gender justice

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Civilian deaths rise in Syria and Iraq | Holocaust commemorations begin

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Civilian deaths rise in Syria and Iraq | Holocaust commemorations begin

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Libya: The importance of deterrence and the ICC's role in current violations

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Libya: The importance of deterrence and the ICC's role in current violations

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Libya: The importance of deterrence and the ICC's role in current violations

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Judges sworn in to Colombian war crimes court | Justice on the line in Kosovo

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ASP 2017: Loose ends and reflections

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ASP 2017: Loose ends and reflections

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: ICC judicial year opens | What's on the radar?

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Historic activation of jurisdiction over crime of aggression at International Criminal Court

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Historic activation of jurisdiction over crime of aggression at International Criminal Court

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: ICC prosecutor calls for al-Bashir arrest | Human rights and end genocide day marked

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: ICC prosecutor calls for al-Bashir arrest | Human rights and end genocide day marked

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Six new ICC judges | Will Crime of Aggression be activated? | ICC preliminary examinations update 2017

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Six new ICC judges | Will Crime of Aggression be activated? | ICC preliminary examinations update 2017

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Six new ICC judges | Will Crime of Aggression be activated? | ICC preliminary examinations update 2017

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ASP 2017: Seize historic chance to end era of impunity with ICC

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Suicide by poison at ex-Yugoslavia tribunal | Kenya: Arrest al-Bashir | AU-EU: Prioritize human rights at summit

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Suicide by poison at ex-Yugoslavia tribunal | Kenya: Arrest al-Bashir | AU-EU: Prioritize human rights at summit

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: ICC prosecutor submits Afghanistan request | Venezuela ICC communication

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: ICC prosecutor submits Afghanistan request | Venezuela ICC communication

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Al-Bashir in Uganda | Syria: Surrender or starve | Catastrophe in Yemen

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Al-Bashir in Uganda | Syria: Surrender or starve | Catastrophe in Yemen

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From bad to worse: Human rights defenders face growing threats in 2017

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From bad to worse: Human rights defenders face growing threats in 2017

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From bad to worse: Human rights defenders face growing threats in 2017

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​​​​​​​Uganda: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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​​​​​​​Uganda: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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Civil society welcomes Burundi ICC investigation

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Civil society welcomes Burundi ICC investigation

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Calls for ICC referral as Rohingya plight worsens

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Calls for ICC referral as Rohingya plight worsens

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Georgian Coalition for the ICC resumes work

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Georgian Coalition for the ICC resumes work

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Reactions: ICC investigation for Afghanistan?

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Reactions: ICC investigation for Afghanistan?

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Reactions: ICC investigation for Afghanistan?

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ASP 2017: State cooperation crucial for an effective ICC

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ASP 2017: State cooperation crucial for an effective ICC

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ASP 2017: State cooperation crucial for an effective ICC

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In the Courtroom: Procedures and witnesses tested in three ICC trials

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In the Courtroom: Procedures and witnesses tested in three ICC trials

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Civilians at risk in Kirkuk | CAR violence escalates

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Civilians at risk in Kirkuk | CAR violence escalates

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Reactions: Burundi leaves ICC

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Reactions: Burundi leaves ICC

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ASP 2017: Give high-level political support to ICC

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ASP 2017: Give high-level political support to ICC

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ICC President to UN: We must hold atrocity crime perpetrators accountable

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ICC President to UN: We must hold atrocity crime perpetrators accountable

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GlobalJustice Weekly: Sri Lanka lags on justice | Russia chemical veto | Activists on trial in Turkey

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GlobalJustice Weekly: Sri Lanka lags on justice | Russia chemical veto | Activists on trial in Turkey

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Talking justice at the UN General Assembly

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Talking justice at the UN General Assembly

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Talking justice at the UN General Assembly

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The Guatemala Genocide trial resumes

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The Guatemala Genocide trial resumes

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Burundi set to leave ICC | Kenya: End rights violations

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Election of budget experts key to independence of ICC

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Election of budget experts key to independence of ICC

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Election of budget experts key to independence of ICC

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Boko Haram on trial | CAR violence | ICC and Ocampo respond

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Boko Haram on trial | CAR violence | ICC and Ocampo respond

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ASP Committee: All 12 ICC judicial candidates pass the test - "six are particularly well qualified"

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ASP Committee: All 12 ICC judicial candidates pass the test - "six are particularly well qualified"

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ASP Committee: All 12 ICC judicial candidates pass the test - "six are particularly well qualified"

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“I wanted to tell you my story” - Giving Lebanese victims of terrorism a voice

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“I wanted to tell you my story” - Giving Lebanese victims of terrorism a voice

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Progress and challenges in establishing the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic

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Progress and challenges in establishing the Special Criminal Court in the Central African Republic

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Fair trials and complementarity at the ICC: What do the experts say?

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Fair trials and complementarity at the ICC: What do the experts say?

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Exhibition: Children in Conflict – Evidence from the International Criminal Tribunals

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Rohingya need justice | Refugees targeted in Libya | Ocampo allegations

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Rohingya need justice | Refugees targeted in Libya | Ocampo allegations

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Opinion: Without justice, the innocent will continue to be killed in Burma

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Opinion: Without justice, the innocent will continue to be killed in Burma

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ICC challenges: Perspectives from Uganda’s student community

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ICC challenges: Perspectives from Uganda’s student community

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Passing of M. Cherif Bassiouni, “the Godfather of International Criminal Law”

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Only 18% of international judges are women? Let's get GQUAL

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Only 18% of international judges are women? Let's get GQUAL

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Only 18% of international judges are women? Let's get GQUAL

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On Peace Day, global governments back ICC mission to end impunity

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Together for Peace Day | Yemen alert | Justice leaders moving on

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Together for Peace Day | Yemen alert | Justice leaders moving on

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Help open up space for women's activism in conflict

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Help open up space for women's activism in conflict

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Help open up space for women's activism in conflict

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ICC Prosecutor in Colombia | Rights protection in Venezuela

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ICC Prosecutor in Colombia | Rights protection in Venezuela

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Join our panel discussion with ICC judicial candidates - 18 Sept @ 10.00 CET

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Join our panel discussion with ICC judicial candidates - 18 Sept @ 10.00 CET

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Join our panel discussion with ICC judicial candidates - 18 Sept @ 10.00 CET

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Global concern for Rohingya | UN Burundi Inquiry recommends ICC

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Global concern for Rohingya | UN Burundi Inquiry recommends ICC

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Global concern for Rohingya | UN Burundi Inquiry recommends ICC

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Trust Fund unveils reparations plan for Katanga victims

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Trust Fund unveils reparations plan for Katanga victims

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Integrity with fairness: Confronting witness interference at the ICC

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Integrity with fairness: Confronting witness interference at the ICC

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Victims’ legal representation at the ICC in the Ongwen case and beyond

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Victims’ legal representation at the ICC in the Ongwen case and beyond

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Victims’ legal representation at the ICC in the Ongwen case and beyond

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Justice for Yemen | #DayoftheDisappeared | UN sexual abuses addressed

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Justice for Yemen | #DayoftheDisappeared | UN sexual abuses addressed

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Justice for Yemen | #DayoftheDisappeared | UN sexual abuses addressed

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Legal aid at the ICC: What implications for the future of the Court?

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Legal aid at the ICC: What implications for the future of the Court?

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Why do #VictimsMatter in international legal proceedings?

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Why do #VictimsMatter in international legal proceedings?

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Timbuktu destruction: Reactions to landmark ICC reparations order

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Timbuktu destruction: Reactions to landmark ICC reparations order

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Global justice advances as Paraguay adopts ICC law

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Global justice advances as Paraguay adopts ICC law

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Global justice advances as Paraguay adopts ICC law

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Deaths rise in Duterte drug war | Abuses persist in Burundi

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Deaths rise in Duterte drug war | Abuses persist in Burundi

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Kenya: End interference with civil society, ensure peaceful electoral process

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Timbuktu reparations | Libyan commander sought | Kenya NGOs fight back

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The world is marching towards - not away from - universal human rights

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Georgia: National justice must complement ICC investigation

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Georgia: National justice must complement ICC investigation

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Georgia: National justice must complement ICC investigation

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Venezuela crisis: What role for justice?

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Venezuela crisis: What role for justice?

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Indigenous justice | Inaction in Syria

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Indigenous justice | Inaction in Syria

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Indigenous justice | Inaction in Syria

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Indigenous justice | Inaction in Syria

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How Europe is bending the arc toward justice

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How Europe is bending the arc toward justice

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The ICC at 15: Shaping a sense of justice

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The ICC at 15: Shaping a sense of justice

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Ghana: Adopt ICC Bill | Moroccans protest Bashir visit | Halting human trafficking

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Ghana: Adopt ICC Bill | Moroccans protest Bashir visit | Halting human trafficking

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Ghana: Adopt ICC Bill | Moroccans protest Bashir visit | Halting human trafficking

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Ongwen trial: Dividing discussions on accountability in Uganda

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Ongwen trial: Dividing discussions on accountability in Uganda

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In the Courtroom: Key junctures as ICC enters summer recess

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In the Courtroom: Key junctures as ICC enters summer recess

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In the Courtroom: Key junctures as ICC enters summer recess

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In the Courtroom: Key junctures as ICC enters summer recess

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Crisis in central and east Africa | JOIN the ICC | More time to nominate judges

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#JOIN the campaign for truly global ICC

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#JOIN the campaign for truly global ICC

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#JOIN the campaign for truly global ICC

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Reactions from the local population to collective reparations in the Katanga case

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Reactions from the local population to collective reparations in the Katanga case

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Reactions from the local population to collective reparations in the Katanga case

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Opinion: Why the ICC must investigate UK crimes in Iraq

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World unites for International Justice Day

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World unites for International Justice Day

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World unites for International Justice Day

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World unites for International Justice Day

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Turkey: Free activists | Justice needed in Mosul | Green light for UK arms to Saudi

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ICC panel confirms: South Africa legally required to arrest al-Bashir

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ICC panel confirms: South Africa legally required to arrest al-Bashir

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AU accountability gap | Zambia commits to ICC | Grave crimes in Mexico

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AU accountability gap | Zambia commits to ICC | Grave crimes in Mexico

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AU accountability gap | Zambia commits to ICC | Grave crimes in Mexico

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Simone Veil and the fight for victims' rights at the ICC

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Simone Veil and the fight for victims' rights at the ICC

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ICC at 15: International criminal justice is working and needs strong support

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ICC at 15: International criminal justice is working and needs strong support

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Supporting life after torture

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Why international justice still faces roadblocks

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Why international justice still faces roadblocks

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Why international justice still faces roadblocks

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Preventing sexual violence from all sides

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Preventing sexual violence from all sides

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Preventing sexual violence from all sides

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Eliminating sexual violence in conflict through the ICC

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Eliminating sexual violence in conflict through the ICC

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Libya: Send Saif Gaddafi to ICC

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Libya: Send Saif Gaddafi to ICC

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Five facts to know about torture

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Five facts to know about torture

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Five facts to know about torture

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Israel-Palestine: 50 years and counting | 15 years of impunity in CAR

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Israel-Palestine: 50 years and counting | 15 years of impunity in CAR

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ICC and Africa: The case of Zambia

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ICC and Africa: The case of Zambia

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Six global challenges the ICC can tackle

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EU Day Against Impunity: States on the frontlines

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EU Day Against Impunity: States on the frontlines

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EU Day Against Impunity: States on the frontlines

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EU Day Against Impunity: States on the frontlines

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Zambia: 90% support ICC | Chiquita crimes against humanity? | EU Day Against Impunity

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The ICC & universal jurisdiction: Two ways, one fight

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The ICC & universal jurisdiction: Two ways, one fight

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The ICC & universal jurisdiction: Two ways, one fight

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Sexual violence in CAR | Ensuring victims' rights | Bashir shunned

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Sexual violence in CAR | Ensuring victims' rights | Bashir shunned

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Opinion: End of Kony search a blow for victims

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Opinion: End of Kony search a blow for victims

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Opinion: End of Kony search a blow for victims

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At large: With Libyan suspect's unveiling, now 13 to watch

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At large: With Libyan suspect's unveiling, now 13 to watch

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At large: With Libyan suspect's unveiling, now 13 to watch

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Activists at risk as ghosts of elections past haunt Kenya

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In the Courtroom: Amid trials, ICC making inroads for global justice

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In the Courtroom: Amid trials, ICC making inroads for global justice

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In the Courtroom: Amid trials, ICC making inroads for global justice

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In the Courtroom: Amid trials, ICC making inroads for global justice

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In the Courtroom: Amid trials, ICC making inroads for global justice

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In the Courtroom: Amid trials, ICC making inroads for global justice

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Justice for Habré victims | African Court assessed | Syrian crimes against humanity?

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Getting full cooperation from the Georgian side will be one of the challenges for ICC

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Getting full cooperation from the Georgian side will be one of the challenges for ICC

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Why does gender balance matter on the judicial bench?

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Why does gender balance matter on the judicial bench?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - TIME for Bensouda | Libyan suspect sought

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - TIME for Bensouda | Libyan suspect sought

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - TIME for Bensouda | Libyan suspect sought

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - TIME for Bensouda | Libyan suspect sought

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Can international justice survive in an age of renewed nationalist fervor?

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Can international justice survive in an age of renewed nationalist fervor?

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Can international justice survive in an age of renewed nationalist fervor?

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Can international justice survive in an age of renewed nationalist fervor?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - An end to genocide | Colombian violence escalates

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A Rome Statute system for genocide awareness and prevention

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A Rome Statute system for genocide awareness and prevention

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A Rome Statute system for genocide awareness and prevention

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Female candidates sought to fill six spots on ICC judges’ bench

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Female candidates sought to fill six spots on ICC judges’ bench

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Female candidates sought to fill six spots on ICC judges’ bench

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Calls for faster Afghan probe | Zambia: stay with the ICC

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Calls for faster Afghan probe | Zambia: stay with the ICC

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Calls for faster Afghan probe | Zambia: stay with the ICC

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Calls for faster Afghan probe | Zambia: stay with the ICC

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Zambia: Ensure justice for victims, stay with the ICC

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Zambia: Ensure justice for victims, stay with the ICC

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Zambia: Ensure justice for victims, stay with the ICC

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South Africa tells ICC it was not obliged to arrest Sudanese president; prosecution disagrees

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South Africa tells ICC it was not obliged to arrest Sudanese president; prosecution disagrees

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The low-down: South Africa before ICC over al-Bashir non-arrest

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The low-down: South Africa before ICC over al-Bashir non-arrest

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The low-down: South Africa before ICC over al-Bashir non-arrest

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The low-down: South Africa before ICC over al-Bashir non-arrest

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Syrian chemical attack | Escalating violence in DRC | South Africa ICC hearing

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Jordan: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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Jordan: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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Jordan: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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Jordan: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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Jordan: Stand with victims, arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Jordan: Arrest Bashir | Katanga victims reparations | Simone Gbagbo acquitted | UN investigates Libya

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Jordan: Arrest Bashir | Katanga victims reparations | Simone Gbagbo acquitted | UN investigates Libya

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Jordan: Say no to ICC fugitive al-Bashir

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Voices of Nuba: The victims of al-Bashir’s impunity

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Voices of Nuba: The victims of al-Bashir’s impunity

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Côte d’Ivoire: Domestic acquittal signals time to surrender former first lady to ICC

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Côte d’Ivoire: Domestic acquittal signals time to surrender former first lady to ICC

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Côte d’Ivoire: Domestic acquittal signals time to surrender former first lady to ICC

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Bemba et al. sentenced | Duterte fires back at ICC | Complaints against Kabila revived

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Bemba et al. sentenced | Duterte fires back at ICC | Complaints against Kabila revived

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Bemba et al. sentenced | Duterte fires back at ICC | Complaints against Kabila revived

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Bemba et al. sentenced | Duterte fires back at ICC | Complaints against Kabila revived

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ASP 15 Report: Let's deepen the revolution against impunity

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Libya: As Gaddafi regime trials fall short, ICC must act on widespread abuses

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Libya: As Gaddafi regime trials fall short, ICC must act on widespread abuses

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Libya: As Gaddafi regime trials fall short, ICC must act on widespread abuses

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Libya: As Gaddafi regime trials fall short, ICC must act on widespread abuses

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Libya: As Gaddafi regime trials fall short, ICC must act on widespread abuses

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South Africa reverses ICC withdrawal: Now make international justice work for all

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South Africa reverses ICC withdrawal: Now make international justice work for all

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South Africa reverses ICC withdrawal: Now make international justice work for all

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“Wherever I’ve been, I’ve been appointed to be a leader”

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Backlash against women’s rights progress hurts us all

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Backlash against women’s rights progress hurts us all

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Backlash against women’s rights progress hurts us all

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Women of international justice | Nigeria ICC Bill | South Africa back on track?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Women of international justice | Nigeria ICC Bill | South Africa back on track?

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Sudan's war criminals: Lessons on how to get away with murder

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Sudan's war criminals: Lessons on how to get away with murder

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Sudan's war criminals: Lessons on how to get away with murder

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Sudan's war criminals: Lessons on how to get away with murder

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Sudan's war criminals: Lessons on how to get away with murder

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Sudan's war criminals: Lessons on how to get away with murder

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Syria: “To save a life is to save all humanity” | Victims center stage in Uganda

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Syria: “To save a life is to save all humanity” | Victims center stage in Uganda

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Ongwen: Reactions to Lord's Resistance Army commander ICC trial

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Ongwen: Reactions to Lord's Resistance Army commander ICC trial

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Ongwen: Reactions to Lord's Resistance Army commander ICC trial

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Ongwen: Reactions to Lord's Resistance Army commander ICC trial

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Responses to 5 "Alternative Facts" about the ICC

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Responses to 5 "Alternative Facts" about the ICC

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South Africa: Keep genocide a crime, stay with the ICC

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South Africa: Keep genocide a crime, stay with the ICC

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South Africa: Keep genocide a crime, stay with the ICC

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South Africa: Keep genocide a crime, stay with the ICC

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South Africa: ICC withdrawal bid unconstitutional say judges

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South Africa: ICC withdrawal bid unconstitutional say judges

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South Africa: ICC withdrawal bid unconstitutional say judges

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Famine in South Sudan | CAR crisis continues | South Africa to repeal ICC Act

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Famine in South Sudan | CAR crisis continues | South Africa to repeal ICC Act

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Famine in South Sudan | CAR crisis continues | South Africa to repeal ICC Act

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A win for justice: Gambia to stay with the ICC

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A win for justice: Gambia to stay with the ICC

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A win for justice: Gambia to stay with the ICC

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The ICC or the AU: Who can ensure justice for African victims?

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The ICC or the AU: Who can ensure justice for African victims?

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The ICC or the AU: Who can ensure justice for African victims?

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The ICC agrees: Children, not soldiers

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In the Courtroom: Prosecution witnesses headline three ICC trials

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In the Courtroom: Prosecution witnesses headline three ICC trials

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Gambia's Barrow backs ICC | Australian refugee crimes? | Conflict-driven famine looms

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Gambia's Barrow backs ICC | Australian refugee crimes? | Conflict-driven famine looms

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Gambia's Barrow backs ICC | Australian refugee crimes? | Conflict-driven famine looms

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Gambia's Barrow backs ICC | Australian refugee crimes? | Conflict-driven famine looms

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AU Summit 2017: Africa continues pushback against ICC withdrawals

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AU Summit 2017: Africa continues pushback against ICC withdrawals

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AU Summit 2017: Africa continues pushback against ICC withdrawals

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Ideals and values that inspired creation of ICC still hold true – UN adviser

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Ideals and values that inspired creation of ICC still hold true – UN adviser

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Syria's torture prisons | Justice on the line in Nepal | Green light for settlements in Palestine

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ICC and visible justice in Uganda: Who is outreach for?

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ICC and visible justice in Uganda: Who is outreach for?

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Human rights movement must come together in face of dystopian agenda

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Human rights movement must come together in face of dystopian agenda

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Human rights movement must come together in face of dystopian agenda

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Justice in Myanmar: What can the international community do?

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Justice in Myanmar: What can the international community do?

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Justice in Myanmar: What can the international community do?

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Justice in Myanmar: What can the international community do?

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Justice in Myanmar: What can the international community do?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Inaugurations, human rights & avenues for justice

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Inaugurations, human rights & avenues for justice

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Inaugurations, human rights & avenues for justice

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Ongwen trial screenings in Uganda: Lessons in making justice visible?

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Ongwen trial screenings in Uganda: Lessons in making justice visible?

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Ongwen trial screenings in Uganda: Lessons in making justice visible?

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Ongwen trial screenings in Uganda: Lessons in making justice visible?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Human rights report highlights justice vacuums worldwide

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Human rights report highlights justice vacuums worldwide

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Human rights report highlights justice vacuums worldwide

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Human rights report highlights justice vacuums worldwide

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Africa-France: Commit to genuine international justice, end to impunity

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Africa-France: Commit to genuine international justice, end to impunity

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Africa-France: Commit to genuine international justice, end to impunity

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Africa-France: Commit to genuine international justice, end to impunity

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ICC member states commit to address threats against ICC NGOs

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ICC member states commit to address threats against ICC NGOs

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ICC member states commit to address threats against ICC NGOs

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ICC member states commit to address threats against ICC NGOs

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Civil society talks: ICC a last resort for justice in Burundi?

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Civil society talks: ICC a last resort for justice in Burundi?

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Civil society talks: ICC a last resort for justice in Burundi?

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Civil society talks: ICC a last resort for justice in Burundi?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Rape, sexual enslavement of child soldiers charges stand in ICC trial

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Rape, sexual enslavement of child soldiers charges stand in ICC trial

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Rape, sexual enslavement of child soldiers charges stand in ICC trial

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Rape, sexual enslavement of child soldiers charges stand in ICC trial

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Rape, sexual enslavement of child soldiers charges stand in ICC trial

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With Ntaganda decision, will ICC build clarity around sexual and gender-based crimes?

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With Ntaganda decision, will ICC build clarity around sexual and gender-based crimes?

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With Ntaganda decision, will ICC build clarity around sexual and gender-based crimes?

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With Ntaganda decision, will ICC build clarity around sexual and gender-based crimes?

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2016 in review: The fight for global justice advances despite setbacks

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2016 in review: The fight for global justice advances despite setbacks

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Can UN action prevent another Srebrenica in Aleppo?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Can UN action prevent another Srebrenica in Aleppo?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Can UN action prevent another Srebrenica in Aleppo?

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Can UN action prevent another Srebrenica in Aleppo?

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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Ongwen ICC trial: "Opportunity of a lifetime" for community leaders from Northern Uganda

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Ongwen ICC trial: "Opportunity of a lifetime" for community leaders from Northern Uganda

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Impunity reigns in Aleppo with civilians in dire need of safe corridors

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Impunity reigns in Aleppo with civilians in dire need of safe corridors

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Impunity reigns in Aleppo with civilians in dire need of safe corridors

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Deaths mount in Philippines war on drugs

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Deaths mount in Philippines war on drugs

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Views from Uganda: Lords' Resistance Army commander Ongwen trial opens

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Views from Uganda: Lords' Resistance Army commander Ongwen trial opens

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Views from Uganda: Lords' Resistance Army commander Ongwen trial opens

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Views from Uganda: Lords' Resistance Army commander Ongwen trial opens

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Ongwen ICC trial: Lord’s Resistance Army in the dock – why it matters

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Ongwen ICC trial: Lord’s Resistance Army in the dock – why it matters

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Ongwen ICC trial: Lord’s Resistance Army in the dock – why it matters

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Annual ICC Assembly: States hold ground on ICC, but serious challenges remain

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Annual ICC Assembly: States hold ground on ICC, but serious challenges remain

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Annual ICC Assembly: States hold ground on ICC, but serious challenges remain

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Civil Society calls on UN General Assembly to end civilian attacks in Syria 

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Myanmar accused of "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Myanmar accused of "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims

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States must not use the ICC's budget to interfere with its work

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States must not use the ICC's budget to interfere with its work

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ASP 15 Day Eight - Assembly ends with call for unity and dialogue on ICC

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ASP 15 Day Eight - Assembly ends with call for unity and dialogue on ICC

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ASP 15 Day Eight - Assembly ends with call for unity and dialogue on ICC

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ASP 15 Day Seven - Victims still awaiting justice in Kenya

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ASP 15 Day Seven - Victims still awaiting justice in Kenya

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ASP 15 Day Seven - Victims still awaiting justice in Kenya

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ASP 15 Day Seven - Victims still awaiting justice in Kenya

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ASP 15 Day Six - Can the ICC act on climate justice?

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ASP 15 Day Six - Can the ICC act on climate justice?

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ASP 15 Day Six - Can the ICC act on climate justice?

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Victims to lose out with states' double-standard on ICC budget

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Victims to lose out with states' double-standard on ICC budget

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Victims to lose out with states' double-standard on ICC budget

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ASP 15 Day Five - Eliminating rape as a weapon of war

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ASP 15 Day Five - Eliminating rape as a weapon of war

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ASP 15 Day Five - Eliminating rape as a weapon of war

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ASP 15 Day Five - Eliminating rape as a weapon of war

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ASP 15 Day Four - Will Syria ever see justice?

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ASP 15 Day Four - Will Syria ever see justice?

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ASP 15 Day Four - Will Syria ever see justice?

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ASP 15 Day Three - "A crime against a child is a crime against humanity," says ICC Prosecutor Bensouda

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ASP 15 Day Three - "A crime against a child is a crime against humanity," says ICC Prosecutor Bensouda

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ASP 15 Day Three - "A crime against a child is a crime against humanity," says ICC Prosecutor Bensouda

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ASP 15 Day Two - Stand united for justice, urges civil society

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ASP 15 Day Two - Stand united for justice, urges civil society

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ASP 15 Day Two - Stand united for justice, urges civil society

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ASP 15 Day One - "Do not betray victims," says UN human rights chief

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ASP 15 Day One - "Do not betray victims," says UN human rights chief

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ASP 15 Day One - "Do not betray victims," says UN human rights chief

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Annual ICC Assembly: Unite to protect 70 years of rights advances

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Annual ICC Assembly: Unite to protect 70 years of rights advances

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Reparations central in determining success in Ongwen case

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Reparations central in determining success in Ongwen case

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Justice for Libya a priority for 2017, says ICC prosecutor

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Justice for Libya a priority for 2017, says ICC prosecutor

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The low-down: Assembly of States Parties 2016

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The low-down: Assembly of States Parties 2016

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The low-down: Assembly of States Parties 2016

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The low-down: Assembly of States Parties 2016

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Civil society and comprehensive outreach in the Ongwen case

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Civil society and comprehensive outreach in the Ongwen case

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Civil society and comprehensive outreach in the Ongwen case

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GlobalJustice Weekly: NATO airstrike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan

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GlobalJustice Weekly: NATO airstrike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan

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UN human rights chief: Victims in every region need more ICC, not less

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UN human rights chief: Victims in every region need more ICC, not less

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Africa speaks out against ICC withdrawal

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Gambia joins ICC withdrawals

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Gambia joins ICC withdrawals

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#GlobalJustice Weekly: Gambia joins ICC withdrawals

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Working for an effective Rome Statute system in Latin America

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South Africa | Reparations | Bemba II | Philippines

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South Africa | Reparations | Bemba II | Philippines

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South Africa | Reparations | Bemba II | Philippines

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Mandela legacy on the line as South Africa moves to leave ICC

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Mandela legacy on the line as South Africa moves to leave ICC

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Mandela legacy on the line as South Africa moves to leave ICC

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The United States of America has signed the Rome Statute, but has indicated it does not intend to ratify it. The US has partially incorporated Rome Statute offenses into national laws, and has an observer status during the Assembly of States Parties.
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Afghanistan

In 2017, the ICC prosecutor requested to open an investigation into alleged crimes by Afghan and foreign government forces and anti-government forces, after 1 May 2003. A decision is pending. Afghanistan is an ICC member state.
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Argentina

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Reaction: Burundi votes to leave the ICC

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Reaction: Burundi votes to leave the ICC

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Reaction: Burundi votes to leave the ICC

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Fear and outcry as Burundi votes to leave ICC | First ICC victims’ reparations on the way

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Justice and the Syrian crisis

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Justice and the Syrian crisis

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Justice and the Syrian crisis

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Georgia

In January 2016, the ICC opened an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by all parties to the August 2008 South Ossetia conflict, including Georgia, Russia and South Ossetian separatist rebels.
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Finland

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Mali

In July 2012, Mali referred the situation in its territory to the ICC in response to an armed conflict in the north between government forces and various rebel groups. The ICC preliminary examination led the ICC to formally open an investigation.
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Mali

In July 2012, Mali referred the situation in its territory to the ICC in response to an armed conflict in the north between government forces and various rebel groups. The ICC preliminary examination led the ICC to formally open an investigation.
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Mali

In July 2012, Mali referred the situation in its territory to the ICC in response to an armed conflict in the north between government forces and various rebel groups. The ICC preliminary examination led the ICC to formally open an investigation.
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Mali

In July 2012, Mali referred the situation in its territory to the ICC in response to an armed conflict in the north between government forces and various rebel groups. The ICC preliminary examination led the ICC to formally open an investigation.
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Burundi on regressive path following ICC withdrawal vote

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Burundi on regressive path following ICC withdrawal vote

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Equatorial Guinea

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Congo Brazzaville

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Comoros

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Chad

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Angola

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Botswana

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Gabon

Gabon ratified the Rome Statute in 2000. On 29 September 2016, following a referral by the government of Gabon, the ICC announced a preliminary examination into alleged crimes after May 2016, related to the contested 2016 presidential elections
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Nigeria

In November 2010, the ICC prosecutor announced the opening of a preliminary examination into a situation of armed conflict, largely between Nigerian security forces and the terrorist group Boko Haram.
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Colombia

The ICC prosecutor opened a preliminary examination in 2004 to assess whether to formally investigate alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes by government, rebel, and paramilitary forces, taking into account the progress of peace talks in Colombia
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Why the ICC Should Reconsider its Decision on In Situ Proceedings in Uganda

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Iraq

Iraq is not an ICC state member, bus is currently subject to a preliminary examinations to allegations of detainee abuse by U.K. troops. Since Iraq’s independence in 1932, the country has experienced numerous conflicts and periods of civil war.
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The Bahamas

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Armenia

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Colombia: Reactions to peace/justice deal rejection

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Colombia: Keep talking

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Benin

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Ghana

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Togo

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Cameroon

Cameroon is not a State Party to the Rome Statute
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Laos People's Democratic Republic

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Paraguay

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Côte d'Ivoire

Following post-election violence in 2010-11, an ICC investigation was opened in the situation of Côte d'Ivoire. Its former President and Minister of youth are defendants in an ongoing ICC trial in The Hague.
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Côte d'Ivoire

Following post-election violence in 2010-11, an ICC investigation was opened in the situation of Côte d'Ivoire. Its former President and Minister of youth are defendants in an ongoing ICC trial in The Hague.
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Côte d'Ivoire

Following post-election violence in 2010-11, an ICC investigation was opened in the situation of Côte d'Ivoire. Its former President and Minister of youth are defendants in an ongoing ICC trial in The Hague.