International Justice and Security

The Contempt Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Nicola Lettieri, has issued a Judgment in the contempt case against Akhbar Beirut S.A.L and Mr Ibrahim al Amin (STL 14-06) during a public hearing today.
Day of International Criminal Justice
A unanimous Award has been issued today by the Tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the “Convention”) in the arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China.
On 11 July 2016, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided that the Republics of Uganda and Djibouti had failed to comply with the request for arrest and surrender of Omar Al Bashir to the ICC and referred the matter to the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute and the United Nations Security Council. It is now up to them to take the measures they deem necessary regarding this matter.
President Meron spoke about the power of memory and recalled the role and words of Elie Wiesel, the vocal human rights advocate and Holocaust survivor, who passed away just over a week ago. Wiesel, said President Meron, spent a lifetime fighting against injustice and indifference, and viewed memory as “a sacred duty of all people of goodwill”.
On 30 June and 1 July 2016, the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA), the first Bar Association for Counsel and their Assistants practising before the International Criminal Court (ICC), was created. The launch of the ICCBA took place at the seat of the ICC in The Hague, Netherlands, following a three-day training session for Counsel and represents an important step forward in the institutional development of the Court.
The latest documentary of the Tribunal’s Outreach Programme, Crimes before the ICTY – Višegrad, had its English-language premiere on Friday last week in the Humanity House in The Hague. The film chronicles the story of the judicial response to the ethnic cleansing that swept the town of Višegrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.
Leidschendam, 04 July 2016 – The Judges of the Appeals Chamber today unanimously re-elected Judge Ivana Hrdličková of the Czech Republic as President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Judge Ralph Riachi of Lebanon as Vice President for another term of 18 months beginning on 1 September 2016.
A social media campaign to mark 17 July, the Day of International Criminal Justice