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Friday 19 December  
IJT 155
Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

International Justice Tribune 155

Published on : 18 July 2012 - 2:18pm | By International Justice Tribune (Photo: RNW)
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IJT report - The victims’ long wait in Bangui
Two days of hearings were set aside at the end of June for three victims not party to the Jean-Pierre Bemba case before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Nevertheless, the Trust Fund for Victims is struggling to start its activities in the Central African Republic (CAR) - three years after the confirmation of charges brought against the former Congolese militia leader.
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IJT report - A sense of pride after Videla trial in Argentina
More than three decades after the crimes were committed and 16 years after they were denounced, a page has been turned in Argentina. General Jorge Rafael Videla was found, on July 6, responsible for the “extraction, retention and hiding of minors and suppression of their identity, in 20 cases.”
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IJT analysis - Trial 000
More than six months into the first—and likely only—trial of three senior Khmer Rouge leaders, proceedings still seem to be creeping along, with only 18 witnesses heard by the Trial Chamber since December.
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IJT - Dutch Series – Part II (The Coup). ‘Total football’ for the International Criminal Court
The Dutch look back with nostalgia every few years – especially during a European Championship or World Cup – to the 1970’s, when the legendary Dutch soccer squad won major honours by developing a style of play called ‘total football’. They swaggered onto the field and swamped the opposition. Dutch diplomats did the same during the ‘90’s, playing host to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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IJT - Dutch Series - Part III (The Reward). Justice: a brand that brings in business
A group of African dignitaries raise their smartphones to take photos in the Peace Palace. As they are introduced to courts of a century ago, a Ugandan Minister looks for his country’s coat of arms on an embroidered chair at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. This new project – inviting justice experts from around the world – is an exercise in public diplomacy by the city and the Dutch government. Its documents describe its role as consolidating the Netherlands “as THE global centre of excellence for peace and justice”.
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IJ Desk - "I wish...": First witness testifies in Mladic trial
It was emotional testimony at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Monday. The first witness to testify at the trial of Ratko Mladic, Bosnian Muslim Elvedin Pasic, described what happened to him in the spring and summer of 1992—when he was only 14 years old.
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IJ Desk - Thomas Lubanga: Congo warlord jailed for 14 years
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague handed down their first-ever sentence Tuesday—14 years to Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga for enlisting and using child soldiers during a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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IJ Desk - Al-Assad: 'Crimes' but what court?
The legal machinery to put Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on trial for war crimes violations alleged this week by Human Rights Watch is readily available. But getting him into a courtroom is another matter.

IJ Desk - ICC: Timbuktu shrine destruction a 'war crime'

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Sunday warned Islamist rebels to stop destroying ancient Islamic shrines in northern Mali's Timbuktu, saying it amounted to a war crime.

Earlier IJT editions:
International Justice Tribune, 154 (20 June 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 153 (6 June 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 152 (23 May 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 151 (9 May 2012) 
International Justice Tribune, 150 (25 April 2012) 
International Justice Tribune, 149 (11 April 2012) 
International Justice Tribune, 148 (28 March 2012)        
International Justice Tribune, 147 (14 March 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 146 (29 February 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 145 (15 February 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 144 (1 February 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 143 (20 January 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 142 (21 December 2011)
International Justice Tribune, 141 (8 December 2011)
International Justice Tribune, 140 (24 November 2011)
International Justice Tribune, 139 (9 November 2011)
IJT editorial staff:
Managing editor: Arjen van Dijkhuizen
Editorial coordinator: Franck Petit
Editor: Geraldine Coughlan
Editorial team: Richard Walker, Lauren Comiteau, Josephine Uwineza



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