The Blog offers information about recent decisions by international and internationalized tribunals, as well as relevant events, resources, and developments regarding gender and sexual-based violence. If you wish to contribute to the Blog, please send us an e-mail.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Reaffirming Our Commitment to End Impunity for Sexual Violence

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, the War Crimes Research Office and the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of American University Washington College of Law reaffirm their commitment to end impunity for sexual violence in conflict and other situations of violence in Latin America. Professor Susana SáCouto, Director of the War Crimes […]

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ICC Appeals Chamber Acquits Bemba of Rape

On June 8, 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) decided, by majority, to acquit Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The ICC Trial Chamber convicted Bemba in March 2016 of several crimes, including rape as a war crime and a crime against humanity, through command responsibility, […]

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