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Appeals & Funding
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome and thank you for your presence here today. As you may know, while I have had the privilege to visit Uganda in the past in my previous role as Deputy Prosecutor, this is my first official visit to the country as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"). I am honoured to be here.
The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen
Today, 6 February 2015, Single Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, on behalf of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), severed the proceedings against Dominic Ongwen from the case of The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen.
Je me réjouis d'apprendre que Dominic Ongwen, un commandant de haut rang de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), s'est rendu et a été transféré sous la garde de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Je tiens à exprimer ma gratitude au Gouvernement ougandais, au Gouvernement centrafricain, aux Forces de défense populaires de l'Ouganda et à la Force régionale d'intervention de l'Union africaine pour les efforts soutenus qu'ils ont déployés et, plus globalement encore, à tous ceux qui ont contribué à la concrétisation de cette avancée notable.
Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen
Dominic Ongwen, against whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity and war crimes, is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Central African Republic heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague (Netherlands). On 17 January 2015, Dominic Ongwen was transferred to the ICC's custody.
The Hague - In a major speech marking the 10th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court, delivered in The Hague on 9 July, Foreign Secretary William Hague of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced a donation of half a million British Pounds to the ICC Trust Fund for Victims. It is the second year in a row that the UK is making such a significant donation.
New York, 16 December 2012
The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) has announced a voluntary contribution of 10 million Swedish crowns - approximately 1.1 million Euros - to the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court.
The announcement was made by the Swedish Government at the occasion of the 10th annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, which established both the Court and the Trust Fund.
Assembly of States Parties
New York, 12-21 December 2011
The present report provides an overview of the activities of the International Criminal Court (the “Court”) during the period 11 October 2010 to 3 October 2011.
Le 26 octobre 2011, le juge Sang-Hyun Song, Président de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), a présenté le septième rapport annuel de la CPI à l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. « Avec deux nouvelles enquêtes et plusieurs nouvelles affaires, la Cour est plus occupée que jamais », a‑t‑il déclaré, ajoutant que le soutien international en faveur de la Cour n’a cessé de grandir et que les États parties au Statut de Rome sont désormais au nombre de 119.
On 6 May 2011, Judge Daniel David Nsereko Ntanda, from the Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court (ICC), completed a two-day visit to Kampala, Uganda. During this visit, he addressed the legal community and civil society organisations on the relationship between the ICC and Africa and the possibilities for African legal professionals to join the ICC list of counsel and assistants to counsel authorized to practice before the Court.
La Haye - Au cours de la réunion annuelle du Conseil de direction du Fonds au profit des victimes qui s'est tenue à La Haye, aux Pays-Bas, le 21 mars 2011, le Royaume-Uni de Grande?Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord a annoncé le versement à ce fonds d'une contribution de 500 000 livres.
« Lors de la Conférence de révision que l'Assemblée des États parties à la CPI a tenue en 2010, le Gouvernement britannique s'est engagé à jouer un rôle actif pour que justice soit rendue aux victimes de crimes graves, notamment en renouvelant son soutien au Fonds au profit des victimes.
The Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court (ICC) conducts activities to reach communities affected by alleged crimes in situations and cases brought before the Court.
The Outreach Unit's programmes aim to cultivate a level of awareness and understanding of the ICC's mandate and mode of operations, promote access to and understanding of judicial proceedings, and foster realistic expectations about the Court's work.
On 8 and 9 November, the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms Silvana Arbia, brought together external and internal experts, including Registry staff working in the different situation countries, at the seat of the Court for a special Seminar of the Registry's role in providing support and assistance to victims. The seminar was also attended by representatives of the other organs, the Office of Public Counsel for Victims and for Defence.
The Seminar included presentations and discussions which will aid the Registry in implementing the ICC …
Today, the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Sang-Hyun Song presented the Court's sixth annual report to the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting some of the judicial developments of the past year including the issuance of its first warrant of arrest for the crime of genocide, the start of a second trial, and the voluntary appearance of three suspects before the Court.
In his address, Judge Song discussed the Review …
Consistent with the Court's outreach strategy to expand its reach to the most affected communities, the International Criminal Court's (ICC) Field Outreach Unit marked the Day of International Criminal Justice with the war affected communities of Lukodi village in the Gulu district, of the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda.
Over 180 members of the community consisting largely of women, youths and children's groups turned up to commemorate the special day on 17 July.
In 2004, over 60 Lukodi residents were attacked and killed at the centre of …
Thousands of children who have suffered and are still suffering crimes of an international nature during armed conflicts were honoured by their Ugandan peers during events organised by the ICC Outreach Unit in the district of Gulu, on 16 June, to commemorate the Day of the African Child, observed across Africa.
The commemorative acts included an outreach session and a one hour radio talk show.
The Review Conference concluded its general debate on 1 June, with a total of 84 States (67 States Parties and 17 observers), along with Palestine, international organizations and NGOs having taken the floor to reiterate their commitment to the ICC mission of fighting against impunity, bringing justice to victims and deterring future atrocities.
With regard to the stocktaking of international criminal justice, a number of States emphasized the need of cooperation for the effectiveness of the ICC, the role of victims as the main stakeholders of the ICC system …
On 29 and 30 May 2010, the President of the ICC, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, paid a two-day visit to Gulu district in the Acholi sub-region (north Uganda) to interact with various groups of affected communities and listen to their views and concerns in relation to the mandate and operations of the Court.
In the course of his various meetings, the President responded to questions raised by the audience regarding the outstanding arrest warrants for members of the …
Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Bar Association (IBA) jointly launched a six month campaign to increase the number of women lawyers authorised to represent defendants or victims at the ICC. In this first phase the campaign will focus on African countries. Following an evaluation of the success of the campaign, the possibility of an expansion to other regions of the world will be considered.
"Achieving equal representation of female counsel is essential for the ICC", said the Registrar of the Court, Silvana Arbia.