African Bias charges advanced by dictators

Accusing the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “African Bias” is a handy cover-up for detractors. Several African countries have accused the ICC of bias. What do these countries have in common? All of them are attempting to cover up human rights abuses and other crimes. Luis Ocampo discusses the peril of this argument and who […]

Facing the Genocide in Burundi

The chaos is coming. Genocide in Burundi and a new African war are in motion. The Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the international criminal court, accusing the tribunal of the “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”. The announcement late on Tuesday came after similar decisions this month by South Africa and […]

Several African nations are now Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses African nations leaving the ICC

Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses African nations leaving the International Criminal Court (ICC) I am not worried about the future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the Burundi and South Africa withdrawal. What I am worried about is the genocide in Burundi and the imminent risk of a new African war in the Great Lakes […]

Withdrawal from the ICC was instigated by Bashir

After South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, how does it stay relevant? South Africa, whose justice minister announced last Friday that the government had launched the year-long process of withdrawal, is the first country to say it is leaving the ICC. But Burundi’s parliament voted last week to get out and a number of other […]

Colombia and FARC Peace Agreement

Colombia and FARC sign historic deal ending decades of war 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. Former Head Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was present at […]

Kony 2012

Kony 2012, produced by Invisible Children (authors of Invisible Children) The film was released on March 5, 2012. The film’s purpose was to promote the charity’s “Stop Kony” movement to make Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested […]

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Yazidi women share stories of captivity, torture and daring escape Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from Yazidi women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants. Article Excerpt After the testimonies, several of the women we had interviewed approached me, put their hands on my […]