Friday, January 15, 2010

Following the Lubanga trial online

As the trial of Thomas Lubanga resumes at the ICC, don't miss the coverage of the many groups following the proceedings: day-by-day updates from the Open Society Justice Initiative can be found at International Justice Central has updates and Citizens for Global Solutions features the Lubanga trial in their recent blog posting. Looking for background on Lubanga? AMICC has a background profile here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ICC Outreach Report 2008

Event [Dallas] "The Reckoning" screening and discussion

The public is invited to a free screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary film, The Reckoning, at 6:30 p.m. on January 27th at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The film, presented by the Defend Darfur Dallas (a constituent organization of the Save Darfur Coalition) tells the story of the International Criminal Court from the Nazi trials at Nuremburg to contemporary operations at The Hague. Anthony J. Colangelo, assistant professor of law at Southern Methodist University, will briefly introduce the film and then serve as discussant leader following the film. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Laura McCarthy at, or visit the website of the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Event [Chicago] Atrocity Crimes Litigation Year-in-Review, 2009

February 4

9:15 am - 7:15 pm

The 2009 decisions and judgments of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the International Criminal Court, and the War Crimes Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as developments at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Panelists include ICC Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

Northwestern University School of Law, NW corner East Superior & North Lake Shore Dr., Rubloff Building, 8th floor (daytime event) and Hotel Sofitel, 20 East Chestnut Street (evening event). Click here for more information.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Prosecutor vs. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo Will Resume on January 7, 2010

The Defence team of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, led by Catherine Mabille, will start the presentation of its case on Thursday, January 7, 2010. The trial will be broadcast via live stream at 4:00a.m. ET.

Over the course of several months, the Defence team will present exculpatory evidence and examine 30 witnesses. Lubanga Dyilo faces counts of war crimes consisting of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial started on 26 January, 2009, marking the first trial at the ICC.

For more information, please click here.