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Dominic Ongwen in court on January 26. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
29 Jan 15
Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen appears at the Hague court.
Wilfred Nderitu (right) was appointed to represent victims in the case against Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, and former broadcaster, Joshua Arap Sang. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
22 Sep 14
Concern at trend towards assigning lawyers to represent victims rather than letting them choose their own.
President Yoweri Museveni signed Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act in February 2014. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
2 Aug 14
Despite offering a less repressive environment, Kenya too bans homosexual acts.
Kenyans displaced by the 2007-08 unrest at Shalom City, a camp on the outskirts of Naivasha. (Photo: Mothers Fighting For Others/Flickr)
26 Jun 14
Prospect of aid is welcomed, but those who suffered wonder why it has taken so long to begin assessing their needs.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has “learnt the lessons“ on prosecuting gender-based crimes. (Photo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Flickr)
10 Jun 14
Hague court says it is serious about gender-based crimes. But it is yet to secure a conviction.
The ICC's Registrar, Herman von Hebel, is looking to strengthen the court's ability to protect witnesses. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
28 Mar 14
Experts highlight security weaknesses that could endanger entire cases.
Germain Katanga was convicted of four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against humanity. (Photo: ICC-CPI)
11 Mar 14
Experts say changes to the charges against Germain Katanga raise serious questions about the final judgement.
Bosco Ntaganda in court for the confirmation of charges hearing that started on February 10. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
13 Feb 14
Court must decide whether prosecution case is strong enough to bring Bosco Ntaganda to trial.
Congolese troops at an army base in Goma, North Kivu. (Photo: Mélanie Gouby)
20 Nov 13
Experts say action now needed on other insurgent groups still active in the east.
Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst)
Special Report
18 Jun 13
As the court asks for a bigger budget, it will need to consider where cost savings can be made.