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02 Nov 2010 description

Published on : 2 November 2010 - 1:52pm | By International Justice Tribune (IJT 116)

Commercially motivated pillage has taken on increasing importance in recent years as the illegal exploitation of natural resources has emerged as a primary means of financing conflict. But efforts to hold disreputable commercial actors responsible for war crimes or other serious human rights violations have been frustrated, frequently because of difficulties in proving corporate complicity.

18 Dec 2006 description

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, should submit before February arrest warrants to the ICC for the suspects of crimes committed in the Sudanese province of Darfur, indicates Reuters, citing a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

11 Apr 2005 description

By Heikelina Verrijn Stuart, The Hague International Justice Tribune n=B0 23 11 April, 2005()

The Security Council's referral of the situation in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been hailed as a giant step in the history of international humanitarian law. It has also been criticised for applying double standards by exempting the United States from the ICC's jurisdiction.

Washington had little choice but to vote [by abstention] for the referral as it was one of the first countries to label the violence in Darfur 'genocide'.