Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:35
The Guardian, Tuesday 4 December 2012 - The trials of those allegedly responsible for the deaths of at least 1.7 million people under Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime could collapse unless European governments come to the financial rescue of the country's UN-backed tribunal, the chief international prosecutor warns. Andrew Cayley QC is having to tour Europe to drum up enough funding to ensure the court survives. He met with officials from the Foreign Office on Monday to try to guarantee the future of what he described as the most important case since the Nuremberg trials, and will address the European Union on Wednesday.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:40
by Daniel Kitts, The Agenda, TVO, Tuesday November 27, 2012 - The Agenda has done several on-air and online segments about Sri Lanka. The country suffered from a brutal, decades-long civil war driven by ethnic conflict between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamil populations. I spoke with Alan Keenan, Senior Analyst and Sri Lanka Project Director of the International Crisis Group about the report.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 03:19
ICC, Brussels, 22 Dec 2011 - The International Crisis Group welcomes the public release of the report of Sri Lanka’s “Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission” (LLRC), presented to the Sri Lankan parliament on 16 December 2011. The report acknowledges important events and grievances that have contributed to decades of political violence and civil war in Sri Lanka and makes sensible recommendations on governance, land issues and the need for a political solution. But it fails in a crucial task – providing the thorough and independent investigation of alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law that the UN and other partners of Sri Lanka have been asking for. It is now incumbent on the international community, through the UN Human Rights Council, to establish an independent international investigation in 2012. Without such an investigation, accountability for the crimes committed at the end of the civil war is highly unlikely; without accountability, and a full understanding of the nature of the violations which took place on all sides, the seeds of future conflict will grow.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 12:57
By James A Goldston for the Open Society Blog, part of the Guardian Legal Network, 22 September 2011 - New officials at The Hague court are an opportunity for the ICC to deliver on its promise to end impunity for serious crimes. Over the next several months, the international criminal court will undergo its most significant leadership transition since coming into existence in 2002.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:39
By Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs editor, The Australian, July 15, 2011 - One of the most glaring omissions is the court's inability to deal with acts of international terrorism by non-state parties. Another omission has been the well-documented abuses by the Sri Lankan military during the final stages of that country's civil war. Both of these matters are beyond the limited jurisdiction of the ICC.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:30
Commonwealth Secretariat, 13 July 2011 - International Criminal Court (ICC) President Judge Sang-Hyun Song and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 to strengthen and develop co-operation between their organisations to jointly support states implementing international criminal law.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 02:32
TGTE, June 21, 2011 - (PRWEB) - The Parliament of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) started debating a Bill calling for the ratification of International Criminal Court (ICC), said the Speaker of TGTE, Mr. Pon Balarajan. The Bill - Ratification of the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court - was tabled by two TGTE Members of Parliament Shan Sunder and Jey Jeyalingam, he continued. By ratifying this treaty, TGTE is taking an important step of becoming a responsible member of the international community and is emphasizing the importance of ICC, said the Speaker. It should be noted that Sri Lanka did not ratify this treaty and this treaty is most relevant to Tamil Eelam citizens due to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity that were committed against them by the Sri Lankan state, he continued.