March 22, 2013: Ntaganda is transferred to the ICC, made possible by the cooperation of the United States government and welcomed by both US Secretary of State John Kerry and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
March 18, 2013: The US State Department confirms that ICC suspect Bosco Ntaganda, wanted for alleged crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and known as "The Terminator," turned himself into the US Embassay in Kigali, Rwanda. The US is working to facilitate his request to be transferred to the Court. More
March 18, 2013: Trial Chamber V terminates the proceedings against Muthaura following the Prosecutor's announcement of the withdrawal of all charges against him, leaving Kenyatta as the sole defendant in the case. One of the key witnesses reportedly recanted his testimony, undermining the Prosecutor's evidence and case against Muthaura. More
March 6, 2013: ICC accounces that the trial of Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, both charged with war crimes, will begin on May 5, 2014 in order to ensure adequate preparations, including witness protection and training for interpreters.
February 19, 2013: Pre-Trial Chamber I opens the confirmation of charges hearing for Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d'Ivoire, to determine whether to send his case to trial. Prosecutor's opening statement | More
February 6, 2013: Trial Chamber I orders Libyan authorities "to proceed to the immediate surrender of Mr Al-Senussi to the Court" since there is no formal admissibility challenge of the case against him and thus his surrender cannot be postponed. More
December 18, 2012: Trial Chamber II acquits Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, a defendant with Germain Katanga in the ICC's second case, of all charges because the Office of the Prosecutor did not meet its burden of proving his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Ngudjolo will not be held in detention during the appeals phase, despite a request by the Prosecutor to do so.
December 12, 2012: ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda appoints three academics, including friend of AMICC Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, to advise her on international criminal law prosecution strategies, crimes against humanity and children in and affected by armed conflict.
November 21, 2012: Trial Chamber II announces that it will render its verdict against Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, one of the defendants in the ICC's second case, on Decemeber 18. The verdict against Germain Katanga will be issued later and based on separate charges.
October 17, 2012: AMICC explains in a new paper why the ICC does not now have jurisdiction over alleged crimes in Syria, and how it could in the future.
September 4, 2012: The US encourages "the Government of Libya to maintain its cooperation with the International Criminal Court in accordance with Security Council Resolution 1970."
August 21, 2012: ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda appoints an NGO leader, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice Executive Director Brigid Inder, as Special Gender Advisor on gender issues, including sexual and gender-based violence. Related article
August 7, 2012: ICC issues its first-ever reparations decision, setting out principles to be applied to awards given to direct and indirect victims Thomas Lubanga Dyilo's crimes. Reparation will be implemented by the Court's Trust Fund for Victims. On March 14, Trial Chamber I convicted Lubanga of the war crimes of enlisting and using child soldiers.
August 2, 2012: Pre-trial judges postpone the confirmation of charges hearing in the case of Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Côte d'Ivoire, due to his health.
July 13, 2012: Pre-Trial Chamber II issues an arrest warrant for Sylvestre Mudacumura, based on nine counts of war crimes. It also issues a second warrant for Bosco Ntaganda, adding to his case three counts of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes.
July 9, 2012: Trial judges announce that Kenya trials will open on April 10 and 11, 2013.
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