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ICC Authorizes Investigation into Sexual Violence and Other Crimes in Burundi

On April 25, 2016, Prosecutor Bensouda announced that the Prosecutor’s Office at the ICC was assessing the current crisis in Burundi to determine whether there was a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation. Prosecutor Bensouda stated that her office received reports that “more than 430 persons were reportedly killed, at least 3,400 people have been arrested […]

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Making the Case to end Gender Imbalance on International Courts: Data Matters

The gender imbalance in international courts is receiving renewed attention of late. Recent data show that women are found in dramatically low numbers on the benches of the majority of international courts. A new campaign—GQUAL– the Campaign for Gender Parity in International Representation—seeks to remedy this imbalance. One of the key aspects of the GQUAL campaign is to promote […]

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ICTY Convicts Radovan Karadžić

On March 24, 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted Radovan Karadžić, former President of Republika Srpska (RS) and Supreme Commander of its armed forces, of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in […]

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