Karadzic makes request to participate in 2018 appeal hearing: 5 January 2018, former President of the Republika Srpska has made a request to participate in the appeal hearing of his case. The request concerns The Defence’s reply to Grounds 28, 34, 36-37, 38-39, and 45. The Defence noted the Appeal Chamber  would benefit from Karadzic’s familiarity with the issues at hand. Further, the Defence stated that they do not expect that Karadzic would address any of the Prosecutors grounds of appeal, however he reserved the right to do so. Karadzic’s participation is likely to occur in near the end of the second quarter of 2018 (JRAD).

Bangladesh Supreme Court. Photo: geolocation.ws via Bing (CC).
Bangladesh Supreme Court. Photo: geolocation.ws via Bing (CC).

ICT Bangladesh sentences 2 to death, 3 to life for crimes during 1971 war: January 10 2018, The International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced two to death and three to life in prison for offences committed during the country’s war of independence in 1971. However, only two of the accused are currently in custody. The crimes, committed during the 9-month war, included, murder, rape, confinement and torture of civilians. Opposition groups in Bangladesh have labeled these “show trials”, set up without UN oversight (XINHUANNET).