International Criminal Court – selected highlights


IBA ICL Perspectives Report

A review of fair trials and access to justice for victims at hybrid tribunals and specialised chambers from the ICC & ICL Programme


ICC examination into Rohingya forced displacement 

ICC Chief Prosecutor has opened a preliminary examination of Myanmar’s forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

IBA Executive Director Mark Ellis on the importance of the ICC and the support of the international community

ICC Judges

Ending impunity for global crimes

The ICC President, Chief Prosecutor and Registrar assess the achievements and challenges of the Court


The manhunt

The pursuit and capture of Radovan Karadzic marked a high point for the ICTY, paving the way for the ICC

Fatou Bensouda

Fatou Bensouda

Prosecutor of the ICC Fatou Bensouda reflects on progress to tackle impunity for atrocity crimes

ICC Assembly

IBA input on ICC State Parties

IBA priorities and recommendations for the 16th session of the ICC Assembly of State Parties held in November 2017


ICC non-intervention in Syria

A Human Rights Law Committee article on the impact of non-intervention on conflict resolution and peace processes

Cherif Bassiouni

Cherif Bassiouni

Professor Bassiouni assesses the Middle East, post-Arab Spring, and the shifting balance of global politics

Evidence matters

Evidence matters in ICC trials

A comparative perspective on selected evidence matters of current importance in ICC trial practice


Hissene Habre and justice for Africa

Richard Goldstone, Fatou Bensouda and Mark Ellis assess the trial and conviction of the former Chad dictator

Legal Scales

ICC Moot Court Manual

The IBA's manual for student members contains five exercises to introduce students to the work of the ICC

ICC Building Windows

ICC & ICL Discussion Paper

A 2017 report examining offences against the administration of justice and fair trial considerations before the ICC


Turbulent year for ICC

The ICC's credibility is tested as several countries threaten to withdraw from the tribunal or pull back their support

Stephen Rapp

Stephen Rapp

War Crimes Committee interview with the former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice


The long arm of justice

Africa played an important contribution in 2016 in a series of significant firsts in international judicial history

Christine Chung

Christine Chung

The ICC Senior Trial Attorney on the Kony investigation in Uganda, and crimes in Darfur and the Congo

Omar Al Bashir

Catch me if you can

What is head of state immunity, and does it apply to those not party to the Rome Statute for humanitarian crimes?

Hague Institute

Trials in absentia

A report drawing on material raised at an experts' roundtable on trials in absentia in international criminal justice

Council matters

Counsel matters at the ICC

A monitoring report reviewing the key developments impacting lawyers practising before the ICC 


The ICC's first decade

Former Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, on the ICC's successes and challenges, and what lies ahead

Car Flag

Central African Republic

The ICC must prioritise investigations and prosecutions against those responsible for violence in the CAR

ICC Building

In the dock: defence rights

ICC & ICL film explores the presumption of innocence, fair trial guarantees and rights to counsel at the ICC