ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

20 November 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – decision on Ongwen mental health experts and possible CAH in Libya

November 21, 2017

ICC TC makes decision on hearing mental health experts in Ongwen case: Following the Defence’s submission in 2016 of a psychiatric report and notification of its intention to raise a mental disease or defect defence,… Read More ›

African Union.  Photo: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea via Flickr (CC).

28 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Guinea Bissau on African Court protocol

August 29, 2017

Guinea Bissau pledges ratification of African Court protocol: President José Mário Vazhas has pledged that Guinea Bissau will ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights which establishes the African Court… Read More ›

ICC indicted, Joseph Kony. Photo: via Bing (CC).

22 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians; AU requests international support in fight against Kony in C. African Republic; ECCC Co-prosecutors urge life sentence in lead up to closing arguments

May 22, 2017

UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians: A report by the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human… Read More ›

Ante Gotovina.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

13 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Charges against Gotovina, extension on ICC contempt appeal briefs, African Court on Art 34(6) declarations, and allegation of genocide in S. Sudan

April 13, 2017

Charges filed against Gotovina in Bosnia: According to local media, Bosnian Serb police have filed war crime charges against former Croation General Ante Gotovina for his role in the 1992-95 war. A police spokeswoman in… Read More ›

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7 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Ble Goude trial resumes, AU appoints two judges to African Court, Colombian Pros to indict Banana companies for CAH

February 7, 2017

  Trial against Gbagbo resumes with testimony of prosecution witness: On 6 February 2016, the trial against Gbagbo resumed with the testimony of a prosecution witness. The witness who took the floor is a former… Read More ›

'Monumento a la memoria y la verdad' in San Salvador.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

2 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – AU resolution on ICC, Haradinaj questioned in court, and compensation to El Salvador civil war victims

February 3, 2017

AU issues non-binding resolution for mass withdrawal from ICC: On Tuesday, the African Union (AU)  issued a non-binding resolution calling for an en masse withdrawal of African states from the ICC. The decision was issued… Read More ›

Acquitted ICTY Accused, Ramush Haradinaj.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

11 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Haradinaj to appear in French court, Amnesty calls for CAR justice reform, ECCC expert testimony on human remains, investigation on Meas Muth finished, and EU fundings for African HRs

January 12, 2017

Haradinaj to appear in French court on Thursday on Serbian extradition request: Kosovo’s former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is due to appear before a French court on Thursday 12th January to appeal his ongoing detention… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

9 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habrè begins appeal against war crime conviction, Kosovo special prosecutor files charges against war crimes suspect, Sri Lanka’s mixed reaction to foreign advisors in war crimes investigations, and UN task force to develop strategy to combat sexual violence

January 9, 2017

Habrè starts appeal over war crimes conviction: On Monday, the legal team of Chad’s former leader Hisséne Habrè started the appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In May 2016,… Read More ›