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A year ago, Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown joined former ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Kerry Propper, a financial entrepreneur, activist, and producer of the documentary Watchers of the Sky, on a visit to the Yazidis in Iraq, and together they began crowdsourcing evidence and organizing “It’s On U,” a political campaign to get the governments […]

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Burundi is now leaving the ICC to have free hands to annihilate the “cockroaches” From Brexit to African ICC Exit: A Dangerous Trend Burundi, South Africa, and the Gambia are not violating international law merely by announcing their withdrawal from the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. In accordance with Article 127 of […]

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What should President Donald Trump do if ISIS crashed a plane into the Freedom Tower next September 11, 2017? After 16 years of a so-called “war on terror,” would experts be able to provide the new President with a clear and effective strategy to confront international terrorism?

Russia Urged to Solve Disputes Legally

Russia Urged to Solve Disputes Legally by The Former Head Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) “The world is facing a crucial challenge: is humanity going to solve problems through the use of force in a nuclear time or through legal mechanisms? Russia has a long international legal tradition and should lead,” Moreno-Ocampo said. […]

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 […]

Gambian and Burundian president seek to leave ICC

Burundian president wants free hands to attack civilians. Gambia became the third African nation — following Burundi and South Africa — to bail out of the International Criminal Court (or more properly, out of the treaty that binds it to the court). In a statement on state television, Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said the […]

South Africa ICC Withdrawal

South Africa Surprise UN Leadership by Announcing its Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision. The government concluded that membership of the ICC created a conflict with its role as a regional peace broker. Luis […]

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 […]

Angelina Jolie in The Court

Luis Moreno Ocampo, Angelina Jolie, and Ben Ferencz, former prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, travel to the trial of the Congolese general, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Synopsis (cited from publisher) Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has a mandate to investigate war crimes throughout the world. He and his […]

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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 […]