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FDLR leader Callixte Mbarushimana arrested in France on ICC warrant

ICC - October 11, 2010

FDLR leader Callixte MbarushimanaIn accordance with the warrant of arrest issued under seals by the judges of the International Criminal Court on 28 September, 2010, the French authorities arrested Mr Callixte Mbarushimana, suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Kivu provinces, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thomas Lubanga trial to resume at ICC

ICC - October 8, 2010

Thomas Lubanga DyiloThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court reversed Trial Chamber I’s decisions to stay proceedings in the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, and to release the accused. In accordance with this decision, Mr Lubanga Dyilo will remain in the custody of the Court during the trial proceedings, which can now be resumed.
Action needed to investigate a decade of crimes in the DRC

Amnesty International - October 1, 2010

Refugees in DR CongoThe publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to account. The cycle of violence and abuses will only stop if those responsible for crimes under international law are held to account.
Report: Uganda LRA rebels 'on massive forced recruitment drive'

BBC News - August 12, 2010

LRA operational region in Uganda, DR Congo, Central African Republic and SudanUganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been accused of going on a massive forced recruitment campaign in remote areas of central Africa. Human Rights Watch said the group had brutally abducted at least 697 adults and children over the past 18 months.
ICC suspends release of Thomas Lubanga

BBC News - July 23, 2010

Thomas LubangaThe International Criminal Court has suspended the release of the accused in its first case, Thomas Lubanga from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prosecutors have appealed against the court's decision to release him after his trial was suspended last week. He will remain in custody until judges rule on the appeal, the court said.
ICC orders the release of Thomas Lubanga

ICC - July 15, 2010

Thomas LubangaFollowing its decision, dated 8 July, 2010, imposing an unconditional stay on the proceedings of the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court today ordered the release of the accused. According to the judges, an accused cannot be held in preventative custody on a speculative basis, namely that at some stage in the future the proceedings may be resurrected.
ICC rejects Germain Katanga's motion to suspend trial

ICC - July 12, 2010

Germain KatangaThe International Criminal Court decided by majority, with Judge Kourula and Judge Trendafilova dissenting, to dismiss the appeal of Germain Katanga against the decision entitled “Decision on the Motion of the Defence for Germain Katanga for a Declaration on Unlawful Detention and Stay of Proceedings” of Trial Chamber II of 20 November 2009.
ICC suspends Thomas Lubanga trial

ICC - July 8, 2010

Thomas LubangaThe International Criminal Court ordered to stay the proceedings in the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, considering that the fair trial of the accused is no longer possible due to non-implementation of the Chamber’s orders by the Prosecution. The judges had ordered the Office of the Prosecutor to confidentially disclose to the Defence the names and other necessary identifying information, of intermediary 143.
ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba trial postponed

ICC - July 7, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaTrial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court vacated the commencement date, scheduled on 14 July, of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Trial Chamber III considered that it is in the interests of justice for the challenge to admissibility of the case raised by the Defence to be resolved by the Appeals Chamber prior to the commencement of the trial.
The ICC signs enforcement agreements with Belgium, Denmark, and Finland

ICC - June 1, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba“Having sufficient options in place to ensure the enforcement of judicially ordered sentences is an important element in the overall credibility of the judicial process at the ICC”, stated ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, during the signing ceremony.







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