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Al Mahdi judgment rendered by the ICC (plea confirmed, sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment) and related PHAP lecture

Today, Trial Chamber VIII of the International Criminal Court issued its judgment in The Prosecutor v Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi. The Chamber essentially accepted the plea agreement between the Prosecution and Mr Al Mahdi and convicted him for the destruction of mausoleums in Timbuktu during the non-international armed conflict in Mali. Noting substantial mitigating …

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News Roundup – 27 February 2015

We must not fail in Gaza, say UN agencies, joining global call for action.  If M15 sticks to outdated tactics Emwazi won’t be the last British security fail.  Kurdish fighters rout ISIS militants from town near Iraq.  UN laments IS statue-smashing ‘war crimes’.  Iraq’s minorities since the fall of Mosul.  Ngudjolo Chui case: ICC Appeals …

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West African leaders meet on the Mali crisis. Rebel Syrian officers plan the next step.  Date set for Lubanga’s sentencing.  Moro: Praised for Position on Anti-Personnel Mines.  Insurgents kill 10 in attack on government compound in East Afghanistan.  3 bombs in central Iraqi town kill at least 8 people.  Yutthasak says security forces have insurgency …

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