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ICC sets date for Dominic Ongwen judgement

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The International Criminal Court (ICC) has set January 12, the day it will deliver judgement in a case where the former Sinia Brigade commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army Dominic Ongwen is accused of war crimes. This is according to a press release issued by …

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Int’l community slams U.S. sanctions against ICC senior officials

Beijing, China | XINHUA | The international community has expressed consistent condemnation against the sanctions imposed by the United States on the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor and a member of her office, calling on the U.S. government to lift the punitive measures. The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions …

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U.S. imposes fresh sanctions against ICC officials

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the United States would impose sanctions on senior officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their investigations into U.S. persons. Pompeo said that the United States would designate ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, …

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Internet disrupts Okalany’s online interview for ICC job

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A poor internet could put paid to Ugandan efforts to have Justice Suzan Okalany get one of the top prosecution jobs in the world. Unstable internet connectivity disrupted Justice Okalany’s interview for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor’s job on Thursday. Okalany is …

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Ugandan judge Suzan Okalany shortlisted for ICC chief prosecutor job

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Judge of the International Crimes Division (ICD), Suzan Okalany has been shortlisted for the job of Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Okalany who has been a judge in the International Criminal Division of that Court since 2016 has been shortlisted together …

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ICC must up its game to survive after US onslaught: experts

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | The International Criminal Court must step up to ensure its survival after US President Donald Trump authorised sanctions against the tribunal over an Afghan war crimes probe, experts said Friday. Trump’s adminstration on Thursday unleashed an unprecedented onslaught against what it branded a “kangaroo court”, …

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Closing statements in Ongwen trial trigger war memories in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closing statements in the trial of former rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court-ICC evoked memories of the two-decade insurgency in Northern Uganda. It follows the live streaming of the concluding arguments on Ongwen’s trial which is being …

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Sudan ready to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has agreed to hand ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a member of Khartoum’s ruling body said Tuesday. The Hague-based ICC has charged Bashir and three of his former aides with genocide, crimes …

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People’s Government to petition ICC in February

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The self-proclaimed People’s Government is set to file its petition against President Yoweri Museveni at the International Criminal Court-ICC next month. The group embarked on collecting signatures and evidence in November 2019 to back their petition against Museveni and other government officers to the …

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