Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko signed an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence. Watch on Al Jazeera. 

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Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants. Read more in The New York Times.


Never before have international chief prosecutors written in detail about the challenges they faced, but with the publication of “The Founders”—co-edited by David M. Crane, professor of practice in the College of Law; Leila Sadat of Washington University School of Law, St. Louis; and Michael P. Scharf of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Ohio—comes the […]

Even among Yazidi communities, and inside the refugee camps, she’s told that her strength is what keeps them all going. The burden of responsibility is overwhelming, made even starker when international prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo lays out her future: She needs to hold the Yazidi together and get them through this diaspora because dividing a […]

Nadia Murad and Murad Ismael appear in On Her Shoulders by Alexandria Bombach, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by RYOT Films.  All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

Alexandria Bombach’s latest film On Her Shoulders makes its world premiere this weekend in the U.S. Documentary section at the Sundance Film Festival. Read more in Deadline.


Dr. Moreno Ocampo says that “this may be the first time in the history of the ICC that one State refers another to the Court, but for that, there must be an expert opinion that advises to do so.” Read more in Diario De Cuyo.

For more than 30 years, I have been investigating people with political, military or financial power and I learned that I had to be prepared to be attacked. I received threats to my life, secret services spied on me and in 1997 a lawyer from my private firm was killed. Sometimes my decisions were also […]

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Muchos venezolanos denuncian que su propio Gobierno los ataca. ¿Pueden las instituciones internacionales defenderlos? El dividido Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas no se ocupa de Venezuela. La OEA no logró los votos requeridos pues Bolivia, Nicaragua y los países caribeños se opusieron. Hasta el momento la Fiscalía de la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) no […]

La envergadura y el método del ataque sugiere que un Estado es el responsable del robo masivo de documentos y el blanco es un individuo. Por mi tarea privada algún Estado me ataca. Read more.

ICC launches internal investigation. Moreno Ocampo not under investigation. The following statement contains : • Moreno Ocampo response to the ICC launching an internal investigation • Moreno Ocampo not under investigation , and makes himself available to help This statement was first sent to the ICC. ……………………. Dear Madam Chief Prosecutor, I am very grateful […]

Published Oct 1, 2017 I can confirm that I and some colleagues have been the focus of a cyber-attack. An investigation as to the extent of the attack and its perpetrators is underway and a criminal investigation is in process. I find notable that this massive hack occurs at a time when I have begun […]

The body will hold four public hearings with representatives of civil society, military, judges, and prosecutors, and with Venezuelan diplomats and political leaders. Read more in El Nacional.


The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, using his prerogative in fulfillment of the obligation under article 2 a) of the Charter of the OAS to strengthen peace and security on the continent, and the regional obligation of the OAS under the United Nations Charter, has triggered a process to determine […]


The jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court is complementary to that of the national state which means that even if crimes against humanity under the jurisdiction of the Court were committed, the Court can only intervene if the state has not engaged in genuine investigations and prosecutions of the alleged perpetrators of the crimes. In […]