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The website of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) provides a centralized source for scholars, practitioners and laypersons working in or on the Continent and a reference to the work of African Courts and Tribunals. Here you will find for each international court or tribunal substantially touching Africa:
* An overview
* Any recent news
* The basic documents
* A selected bibliography
* Biographies of its judges
* Related jurisprudence from Member States ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a global network of over 2,500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC).
The ICC is the first permanent international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. ... [according to site editor's information]
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court's expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.
The international community has long aspired to the creation of a permanent international court, and, in the 20th century, it reached consensus on definitions of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Nuremberg and Tokyo trials addressed war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity committed during the Second World War.
In the 1990s after the end of the Cold War, tribunals like the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda were the result of consensus that impunity is unacceptable. However, because they were established to try crimes committed only within a specific time-frame and during a specific conflict, there was general agreement that an independent, permanent criminal court was needed.
On 17 July 1998, the international community reached an historic milestone when 120 States adopted the Rome Statute, the legal basis for establishing the permanent International Criminal Court. ... [according to site editor's information]
This site provides news and expert analysis - updated regularly when the Court is in session - throughout the trial of Charles Taylor. It is intended as the primary resource for all those interested in the trial. Correspondents are international justice experts who will file daily blog reports directly from the courtroom. Their blog entries are supplemented by weekly reports, analysis, and essays on topics central to the trial. ... [according to site editor's information]
The VRWG works to ensure that victims' rights are effectively protected and respected, and that their needs and concerns are met throughout the judicial process of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
VRWG is a network of over 300 national and international civil society groups and experts created in 1997 under the auspices of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. It was created by a number of international NGOs and experts but over the years has evolved to include NGOs from a wide array of countries.
A number of documents is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]