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Passing of former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul



We are deeply saddened to announce that former International Criminal Court (ICC) Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passed away on 21 July 2014 after a period of serious illness, which led him to resign from the Court with effect from 1 July 2014.

Ntaganda case: ICC Presidency constitutes Trial Chamber VI


Situation: Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Case: The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

On 18 July 2014, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) constituted Trial Chamber VI, which will be in charge of the case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda. Trial Chamber VI is composed of Judge Kuniko Ozaki (Japan), Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) and Judge Geoffrey A. Henderson (Trinidad and Tobago).

Austria ratifies the amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression and on article 8 related to war crimes


​The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, warmly welcomed the deposit at the United Nations on 17 July 2014 of the instruments of ratification of the 2010 amendments to the Rome Statute, by H.E. Mr. Martin Sajdik, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations.

Courtys and partners donate € 75,000 to the Trust Fund for Victims on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice


​On 17th July 2014, Courtys (a combination of Visser & Smit Bouw and Boele & van Eesteren, part of the VolkerWessels Group) made a donation of € 75,000 to the International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims. The donation was made on the occasion of the commemoration of the Day of International Criminal Justice and it was handed over at the construction site of the Court’s new Permanent Premises in The Hague. This amount is a result of both Courtys’ contribution, and its initiative to invite its partners to participate in a joint donation.

ICC President: 17 July - A day to unite in building a more just world


When representatives of 120 States adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on 17 July 1998, they did so to build a more just world. Conscious that all people are connected, and that mass atrocities committed anywhere threaten the delicate mosaic of modern societies as well as world peace and security, they set up a permanent, international justice system to address crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide by holding individuals accountable either at the national or international level. Through such action, the Rome Statute system aims to help prevent such crimes, to protect all peoples from them, and to uphold what is best, but also most fragile, within us: the shared sense of justice that is a common bond of all humanity. 


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