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Opening of the trial in the Al Hassan case: Practical information

Opening of the trial in the Al Hassan case: Practical information

The trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud will open on 14 July 2020,  before Trial Chamber X of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz is accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Timbuktu (Mali). Trial Chamber X is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Presiding Judge, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Kimberly Prost. During these hearings, the Prosecution will deliver its opening statement. The Legal Representatives of Victims and the Defence intend to... ...
Unity in Diversity: Unity Without Uniformity and Diversity Without Fragmentation

Unity in Diversity: Unity Without Uniformity and Diversity Without Fragmentation

For years the USA had portrayed itself as the oasis of unity in diversity. The land of migrants and opportunity, where every hardworking migrant can achieve their life aspirations. The country, where dreams become a reality – the American dream. With the discovery of seaways to South America by the European explorers, colonisation and slavery, the USA has become a multi-cultural melting point and the beacon of diversity, where migrants from all works of life – irrespective their race, religion, culture, linguistics, ideology – come together in unity and diversity... ...
Africa and the Coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise for some

Africa and the Coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise for some

For several months governments across the globe have been working tirelessly to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, a crisis which has brought the entire world to a standstill.  To reduce the risk of transmission, countries have been urging their citizens to embrace the directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Some of the measures in place are, wearing of masks in public places, keeping social distancing, regular washing of the hands and sanitizing of the hands using alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The dreaded deadly disease has spread over a wide geographical... ...
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Denial, Death and Destruction.

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Denial, Death and Destruction.

Denial does not change reality for everyone else. Only for the one denying and those who are foolish enough to believe the fantasy. Elle Casey Denial and inactivity prepare people well for the roles of victim and corpse.      John Leach The two quotes above, simply summarise the obvious reality facing the world as we battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has become the single most challenging health catastrophe facing the world today. From millions of infections, thousands of deaths, to trillions in economic losses and global joblessness, our social lives... ...
Appeals hearing in the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé case: Practical information

Appeals hearing in the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé case: Practical information

From 22 to 24 June 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) will hold a partially virtual hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé to hear the observations of Parties and Participants on the Prosecutor’s appeal against the acquittal decision in this case. The Chamber will make its judgment on this appeal at a later stage. The hearing will take place with the participation of the Prosecutor, acquitted persons and their representatives, the Office of Public Counsel for... ...
Health: Foods and Drinks to Shun When Pregnant

Health: Foods and Drinks to Shun When Pregnant

A healthy diet is not only very essential for expecting mothers, but their unborn babies also benefit from it. From fruits and vegetables, starchy carbohydrates, protein and fats, pregnant mothers must go for a balanced and nutritious diet. Others supplements such as calcium, fibre, zinc and iron are extremely important in the diet of a pregnant woman. Fibre plays two crucial roles in the body of a woman during pregnancy. First, it minimises constipation caused by increased hormone levels in the body, as well as maintains body weight by absorbing... ...
ICC: Initial Appearance of Ali Kushayb scheduled for 15 June 2020

ICC: Initial Appearance of Ali Kushayb scheduled for 15 June 2020

The initial appearance of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”) is scheduled for Monday 15 June 2020, at 11:00 (The Hague local time) in Courtroom III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) before the single judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. Mr Ali Kushayb was transferred to the ICC’s custody on 9 June 2020, after surrendering himself voluntarily in the Central African Republic, for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur (Sudan). During the initial appearance hearing, the single judge will verify the identity of the suspect... ...
Statement of the International Criminal Court on recent measures announced by the US

Statement of the International Criminal Court on recent measures announced by the US

The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) expresses profound regret at the announcement of further threats and coercive actions, including financial measures, against the Court and its officials, made earlier today by the Government of the United States. The ICC stands firmly by its staff and officials and remains unwavering in its commitment to discharging, independently and impartially, the mandate bestowed upon it by the Rome Statute and the States that are party to it.  These are the latest in a series of unprecedented attacks on the ICC, an independent international judicial institution,... ...
Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of ‘cardiac arrest.’

Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of ‘cardiac arrest.’

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, has died of  “cardiac arrest,” according to the government source. He was 55 years old. Mr Nkurunziza who had been in power since 15 years was admitted in the hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell. His condition was said to have improved, but before his release, he had a cardiac arrest on Monday, and all efforts by the medical team to save his life proved abortive, the government says. President Pierre Nkurunziza was due to step down in August  – with a $540,000 (£440,000) retirement payout... ...
ICC: Statement of the Prosecutor on the surrender and transfer of alleged militia leader, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, alias Ali Kushayb

ICC: Statement of the Prosecutor on the surrender and transfer of alleged militia leader, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, alias Ali Kushayb

Today, a milestone has been reached in the Darfur, Sudan situation with the surrender and transfer of Mr Ali Kushayb, an alleged leader of the “Janjaweed” militia, to the custody of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”).  I am grateful for the cooperation of all those states, organisations and individuals who contributed to this pivotal development, in particular, the Governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Chad, the French Republic and the Host State, The Netherlands, as well as the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission... ...