Justice, Rule of Law and Impunity

  • 15 March 2011

    Insights on Kenya and the ICC

    What's in Blue

    Council members will have an interactive dialogue tomorrow (Wednesday, 16 March) afternoon with representatives from Kenya and the AU. Kenya is expected to request the Council to defer the proceedings for a year. (Article 16 of the Rome Statute allows...

  • October 2010

    International Court of Justice

    Monthly Forecast

    In October the president of the ICJ, Hisashi Owada of Japan, is expected to brief the Council in a private meeting. This briefing, which has been held annually since the practice was first established in 2000, normally coincides with the president’s presentation of the Court’s annual report to the General Assembly.

  • September 2010

    International Court of Justice Election

    Monthly Forecast

    The Security Council and the General Assembly will meet on 9 September to hold elections for the vacant seat created by the resignation of Judge Thomas Buergenthal (US) from the ICJ. (The date of the election was decided by the Council in resolution 1926 of 2 June.) The elected judge will occupy the seat for the remainder of Buergenthal’s term, until 5 February 2015.

  • 24 June 2010

    Update Report No. 3: Rule of Law

    Update Report

    An open debate on “The Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security” is scheduled for 29 June. The debate which has been initiated by Mexico in its capacity as president is expected to be chaired by Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Deputy Foreign Minister for multilateral 

  • October 2009

    International Court of Justice

    Monthly Forecast

    The president of the International Court of Justice, Hisashi Owada of Japan is expected to brief the Council in October. This briefing, which has been held annually since the practice was first established in 2000, normally coincides with the president’s presentation of the Court’s annual report to the General Assembly.

  • November 2008

    ICJ Elections

    Monthly Forecast

    The Security Council and General Assembly will both hold elections for the International Court of Justice on 6 November 2008. Five judges in total will be elected to the ICJ each for a term of nine years, starting on 6 February 2009.

  • An open debate in the Security Council on Strengthening International Law: Rule of Law and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security is currently scheduled for 22 June.

  • 7 April 2006

    Update Report No.1: Charles Taylor

    Update Report

    Council members are currently negotiating a draft resolution to facilitate a hearing by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in International Criminal Court (ICC) premises and for the detention in the Netherlands of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for the purposes of his trial by the Special Court.