On October 14th the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced the issue of arrest warrants for 5 leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the rebel group in Northern Uganda. These are the first arrest warrants issued by the Court.
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice have recently initiated a collaborative research project with the University of Sydney, Australia on use of the Rome Statute to advance and promote women’s human rights domestically.
In June 1995, I was finishing off my book on refugees from former Yugoslavia, "The Suitcase," (University Press of California), interviewing women and men of different nationalities, wherever they came from and wherever they had been displaced.
Three days of hearings investigating various issues related to the war on Iraq, such as the legality of the war, the role of the UN, war crimes and the role of the media, as well as the destruction of the cultural sites and the environment.
Last week the ICC held consultations on the draft Regulations of the Registry. These regulations relate to the implementation of the Registry’s mandate and responsibilities as outlined in the Rome Statute.