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The OTP has filed its response to the various submission in the #Palestine situation. I still maintain asking the PTC to decide now was a mistake. I think the OTP is quite likely to lose. icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/C… #ICC #Israel
2. The OTP opens (para. 3) by expressing regret at the adversarial tone of some of the amicus briefs, citing the ridiculous ones filed by @ECLJ_Official, @ShuratHaDin, and the Israeli Bar Association.
@ECLJ_Official @ShuratHaDin 3. OTP rejects (paras. 7-10) idea it should not have sought a preliminary ruling on jurisdiction. Unconvincing argument that ignores institutional considerations. As @pilabuda and I have argued, finding no jurisdiction in response to an arrest warrant would be more difficult.
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Sim, o Presidente Bolsonaro pode responder processo criminal no exterior. A pena poderia ser até de prisão perpétua.

Explico na linha abaixo.
Esclareço que faço esta pequena contribuição enquanto Professor de Direito Internacional Público da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Goiás @ufg_oficial (graduação e mestrado).
Estamos com o calendário acadêmico suspenso tbm em razão da #Covid_19 e entendo que esta é uma forma mínima de contribuir com o debate acadêmico em torno do tema.
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BREAKING: In shocking attack on #ICC @secpompeo threatens collective punishment against named staff of the court and their FAMILIES for court's ongoing investigation into #Afghanistan crimes that implicate US state.gov/secretary-mich…
.@SecPompeo names #ICC chef de cabinet to prosecutor, Sam Shoamanesh, & head of jurisdiction, complementarity, & cooperation division, Phakiso Mochochoko, as "helping drive ICC Bensouda’s effort to use court to investigate Americans", claims they're "putting Americans at risk"
.@SecPompeo threatens to impose travel bans on the ICC staff "and their family members":
"We want to identify those responsible for this partisan investigation and their family members who may want to travel to the United States..."
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⏰Tomorrow is a big day for #Afghanistan’s countless victims and survivors: after 2+ years of uncertainty, will the #ICC Appeals Chamber *finally* green light 🚦 a criminal investigation? THREAD. 🧵1/
Background: #Afghanistan’s decades-long war has led to horrific violations by all sides. The formidable @pagossman + others @hrw have documented atrocities and pressed for #justice in a place where abusers are almost always promoted instead of punished. bit.ly/2TxMdmg 2/
In late 2017, after a 10+ year analysis of the situation, @icc_cpi prosecutor Fatou #Bensouda asked to investigate war crimes by #Afghan forces and #US personnel, and crimes against humanity by the #Taliban since May 1, 2003. bit.ly/38qqodr 3/
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Brief thread. There's much discussion around whether the #ICC can hold trials or hearings in another country. It can, but it has declined to do so on multiple occasions, including in Libya, Kenya, DRC, and Uganda. Even in stable situations, it has chosen not to. #Bashir #Sudan
In some cases, both the prosecution *and* the defence were on board for an in situ hearing (for example in the case of Dominic Ongwen in northern Uganda) but were thwarted. This raises important questions about local vs international justice justiceinconflict.org/2015/08/13/is-…
Those questions are too often characterized simplistically and/or reduced to mere issues of 'distance'. Being closer victims and survivors is crucially important and worthy in its own right, but hearings in situ also elevate the dependence of the #ICC on the states in question.
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This could be huge! Victims have been waiting for justice for widespread atrocities committed in #Darfur for 15+ years. Keen to have more details on plans for #Bashir to at last face the #ICC charges against him. Some further info on case at @hrw: hrw.org/news/2019/05/0…
@hrw I first began working on the campaign to see perpetrators of widespread crimes in #Darfur held to account in 2004 as @HRW continued to document the extreme brutality against civilians: hrw.org/news/2004/09/2…
@hrw It was time when the prospect of the #UNSC coming together to ensure justice for the gravest crimes at the #ICC was more on the table than in recent years. (see: hrw.org/news/2014/05/2…). But given the #US anti-ICC position, it was far from a foregone conclusion.
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🚨Thread on #ICC Afghanistan Case🚨
From Dec 4-6, the #ICC Appeals Chamber held an historic hearing about the US torture program & other grave crimes related to the armed conflict in #Afghanistan.

Curious about what happened? Read this thread to find out. 1/
2/ At @nyu_gjc, we represent victims of the US torture program. After 9/11, the US operated a coordinated global program of abductions, extraordinary rendition, incommunicado detention & torture.

For more on the torture program, watch @thereportmovie.
3/ For 15+ years, @nyu_gjc, @theCCR, @Reprieve, @ACLU & others have been trying to hold the US government accountable for the grave crimes committed as part of this program. No senior US official has ever been prosecuted.
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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BREAKING: Maldives calls for a fifth international crime of #ecocide at the International Criminal Court
The Republic of Maldives official statement read “We believe the time is ripe to consider an amendment to the Rome Statute that would criminalise acts that amount to ecocide”
The official Maldivian statement to the #ICC at #APC18 calling for #ecocide law was issued by Mr. Ahmed Saleem, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environment 2/5
.@SalleHoarafushi
#SIDS #ClimateCrisis
Hon. Ahmed Saleem remarked during this week’s Assembly: “My country, along with other environmentally vulnerable states has waited a long time, hoping that
concrete steps will be taken at an international level to address this imminent #climateemergency which our people face 3/5
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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If only there was a Trump Tower Kobani.

US is deploying an additional 2,800 troops to Saudi Arabia, along with 2 fighter squadrons, two Patriot missile batteries and a THAAD system #KurdsBetrayed abcn.ws/2M8b9OL
"Given the Turkish military offensive in north-eastern #Syria, the Federal Government will not issue any new permits for any military equipment that could be used in Syria by #Turkey."

#Germany bans weapons exports to Turkey #KurdsBetrayed dw.com/en/german-gove…
"I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, stopping these bombs falling on us .. If not, I need to make a deal with Russia & the regime now."

Military leader of Syrian #Kurds tells US: "You are leaving us to be slaughtered" #KurdsBetrayed cnn.com/2019/10/12/pol…
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The OTP has filed its appellate brief in the #Afghanistan situation. It cites a few scholars, including me, Dapo Akande, @tdesouzadias, and others. icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/C… #ICC
@tdesouzadias 2. Interestingly, the OTP is trying to get the Appeals Chamber to consider the scope of the investigation — the rejected third issue — by folding it into the second issue, whether the PTC correctly interpreted the “interests of justice.” See para. 8. Smart!
@tdesouzadias 3. The OTP rightly emphasises — echoing my first post on the PTC’s decision — that it is also trying to investigate Afghan forces and the Taliban, making the PTC’s single-minded focus on whether it is feasible to investigate the US erroneous (para. 8).
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2019 is the 50th edition of the #SIPRIYearbook. Join SIPRI as we celebrate the occasion with a 50-day countdown and share the history of the Yearbook over the past 50 years. Watch the introductory video with SIPRI Director @dansmith2020:
The first #SIPRIYearbook was published in 1969 with the aim ‘to produce a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject—the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The rise in world military spending and disarmament efforts, including the #NPT, take central focus.
'In whatever way the nuclear situation is examined, the inescapable feature is what enormous quantities of weapons have been amassed' – Movement towards a first-strike capability by the #US and #USSR, the #SALT talks and European security were a focus of the 1970 #SIPRIYearbook.
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4. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan

#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
1. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan🤨👇🏼
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It seems to me that the #ICC twitterverse has been especially active over the last few months. My analytics confirm it too. Massive debates that span dozens of tweets and multiple days are the norm now. What does this mean? Some thoughts 👇
We can immediately disregard the idea that anything new has happened to Twitter itself. It's not more popular than before & most of the voices engaging on #ICC issues have been here for a long time. It's just that they / we are more active now & active in much more in-depth ways.
I'm tempted by the partial explanation that traditional blogging has become less common-place in favour of Twitter micro-blogging. At the same time tho, blogs like @ejiltalk, @justice_hub @opiniojuris etc have had an uptick in #ICC related posts. JiC has not (sorry!)
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....

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Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:

ijr.org.za/2019/04/05/inv…
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1-The #United_States, is blocking a motion for the creation of an international court to try Islamic State members (#Isis) for crimes against humanity.
.2/ Prosecutor from #Paris Rémy Heitz, Peter Germanos military prosecutor of #Lebanon, as well as criminal lawyer Philip Arnel of the #UnitedStates, were among the names proposed to lead the international court. Sources.
.3/ Currently between 2000-to 5000 #Isis members & fighters from #Syria, #Iraq & other countries are now in the custody of the #US-backed #SDF, following the capture of the last #Isis territory on March 23.
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2. Today I'm going to share stories of thousands of people whose future was stolen by the failed policies/oppression/corruption of🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷mafia states I urge all nations to support the democratic aspirations of all 🌍& not let🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷continue with shit policies!
1. Today I'm going to share stories of thousands of people whose future was stolen by the failed policies/oppression/corruption of🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷MafiaStates I urge all nations to support the democratic aspirations of all🌍& not let🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷continue with shit policies!
By @PressTV
US airstrike kills 14 members of one family in #Afghanistan ptv.io/2iN1
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Emerging narratives in the lead up to and aftermath of today's #ICC majority decision to grant the defence's "no case to answer" motion to acquit #Gbagbo & #BleGoudé 👇
(1). Doubt Cast Over Prosecutor's Investigative Strategy: The ICC Prosecutor needs to reflect critically and seriously reconsider its investigative strategy (@sevslv)
(2). Judicial Integrity: The decision demonstrates the Court's integrity to grant no case to answer motions, making it harder to depict it as a biased weapon of neo-colonial justice (@BBCNews) bbc.com/news/amp/world…
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#IBARome@IntlCrimCourt⁩ Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says emphatically that pushback by the American govt, & other states, will not deter the ICC from doing its work without fear or favour. #CrimesAgainstHumanity #genocide
ICC can be faced with total non-cooperation, dwindling resources, hostility etc. Forms part of challenge to conducting investigations. We need to anticipate such challenges. US isn’t 1st state to refuse to cooperate with ICC, eg Sudan, but we still collected evidence: Bensouda.
Since I announced investigation into Philippines. I’m sure you’ve heard response of leader, including threats against Prosecutor. But, eg, see Burundi where I opened prelim invest. Burundi immediately withdrew, but we ctd investigation & obtained satisfactory evidence- Bensouda.
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1/ The #Saudi kidnapping of #Khashoggi reminds me of the kidnapping of #Hariri. It is meant to embarrass the other party, this time the gov of #Turkey, and provoke a diplomatic crisis. This is drug Cartel methods. It has no other goal than to assert power over the other.
2/ However, resorting to these methods to assert power in the political and international affairs sphere is always a sign of weakness and a sign of a power in crisis. #SaudiArabia
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"We have been officially informed that the US administration will close our embassy in Washington as a punishment for continuing to work with the International Criminal Court #ICC against Israeli war crimes"

US shutting PLO delegation office nyti.ms/2O5xfji
Denouncing the #ICC as an "illegitimate court," US to announce sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan sc.mp/2QgmIDr
Judge hearing fraud case against Trump University: "illegitimate"

Mueller's #TrumpRussia investigation: "illegitimate"

Court considering case involving possible American war crimes: "illegitimate"

Sensing a pattern.
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