"This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Unfortunately, violations of these essential rights continue to occur and the most serious international crimes continue to be committed by armed groups, criminal organizations and terrorist groups. We demand global effort so we all strive to achieve peace and a better world where Human Rights are respected in all corners of the world, and where Justice protects and protects all people's rights." Blas J. Imbroda Ortiz

A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged atrocities against Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been detained and handed over to a tribunal in the Netherlands.

Christian militias under Alfred Yekatom, a sitting member of parliament once nicknamed "Rambo", were found by a United Nations commission of inquiry to have carried out war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting the CAR's Muslim population.

He was wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture, as well as enforced disappearance, mutilation and the recruitment of child soldiers.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) had issued an arrest warrant for Yekatom on November 11 "for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity", the court said in a statement.

Judge Theodor Meron of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals withdrew Thursday from appellate proceedings in the case of former Serbian president Radovan Karadzic. The decision came two days after lawyers for Karadzic filed a motion seeking Judge Meron’s recusal based on what they argued was an appearance of bias.

We invite you to read the reports made on the occasion of the Side Event of the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council organized by our member Dr. Daniel Mekonnen, last 25th of June in Geneva. Read more...

The ICC hands down its fourth ever judgment on 21 March 2016 in the case against Jean-Pierre Bemba. The Congolese politician and militia leader is charged with responsibility for grave crimes allegedly committed by a militia under his control in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-3. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the much-anticipated verdict in the first ICC trial involving “command responsibility” and the alleged use of rape as weapon of war.

The past 13 November 2015, a Panel of three Judges of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), specifically appointed by the Appeals Chamber, reviewed Germain Katanga's sentence and decided to reduce it. Accordingly, the date for the completion of his sentence is set to 18 January 2016.

Today, 27 February 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its judgment confirming, by majority, Trial Chamber II's decision of 18 December 2012 acquitting Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Judges Ekaterina Trendafilova and Cuno Tarfusser adopted a joint dissenting opinion and found that the Appeals Chamber should have amended or reversed the Trial Chamber's decision and ordered a new trial before a different Chamber.

On 3 March 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will issue its ruling regarding reparations in the case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, found guilty of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities. This decision will definitively determine the scope and procedures for reparations, providing long-awaited relief to victims of crimes committed by Lubanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Our organisations urge the ICC Appeals Chamber to confirm comprehensive principles on reparations in order to provide effective redress to victims, and call for a non-discriminatory and inclusive approach to their implementation.

Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,