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ICC Prosecutor’s Inaccurate Statements about the Bashir Arrest Warrant Decision

In an article in the Guardian Newspaper last Friday, the ICC Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo has called on the world to take action to arrest Sudanese President Bashir following the recent decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) of the ICC to issue arrest warrants for him on charges of genocide (see earlier post). However, in his piece, the Prosecutor makes statements about the findings of the PTC which are not only inaccurate but are shocking in their inaccuracy.

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ICC Issues Warrant of Arrest for Bashir on charges of Genocide

The  Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC has today issued a second warrant of arrest for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, this time on charges of Genocide. This decision is not unexpected and follows from the Appeals Chamber decision of February 3 reversing the Pre-Trial Chamber’s 2009 decision not to issue a warrant of arrest for Bashir with respect to the charge…

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More Thoughts on “What Exactly was Agreed in Kampala on the Crime of Aggression”

Astrid Reisinger Coracini is a Lecturer at the Institute of International Law and International Relations, University of Graz and Executive Director of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. She was in Kampala as part of the delegation of Austria. Her publications include: ‘Amended Most Serious Crimes”: A…

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What Exactly was Agreed in Kampala on the Crime of Aggression?

The ICC review conference held in Kampala earlier this month decided, by consensus, to amend the ICC Statute so that the ICC can exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression once the amendments come into force. The final text of the amendments to the ICC Statute on the Crime of  aggression are now available on the ICC website (see…

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An end to war through a court of law? Perhaps — and in time

I had hoped to write my final post on the ICC Review Conference sooner, but the British Airways strike resulted in a longer, more roundabout route back to Western Canada. Plus there’s the jet lag. (My apologies Julian Ku). The key issue with respect to the aggression amendments was always going to be the conditions for the exercise of…

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