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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: vancouver.mediacoop.ca 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: tasnimnews.com 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 ›

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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 ›

Khieu Samphan.  Photo: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via Flickr (CC).

23 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC Supreme Court delivers appeal judgment, US Extradition of Croatian woman, UN HRC appoints Commissioners for Inquiry on Burundi, Meeting on N. Korea human rights, Rwandan Catholic Church issues genocide apology, and African Court reaffirms jurisdiction

November 24, 2016

ECCC Supreme Court Chamber delivers appeal judgment in Case 002/01 against Chea and Samphan: The Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC has delivered its judgment in the appeal cases of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan… Read More ›

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25 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC withdrawals, Lubanga reparations plan approved, and Simone Gbagbo’s domestic trial

October 26, 2016

ASP President, Sidiki Kaba, expresses regret on ICC withdrawals: Following the South African (SA) government announcement on 21 October 2016 that it notified the UN Secretary General that the country will be withdrawing from the… Read More ›

ICC Premanent Premises, The Hague. Photo: by ICL Media Review (rights reserved).

24 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – South Africa initiates ICC withdrawal, UN Commissioner urges action on Aleppo, El Chapo appeal denied and UN Rapporteur urges Sri Lankan protection of minorities post-conflict

October 24, 2016

South Africa initiates ICC withdrawal: On 21 October, the South African government announced that it has formally notified the UN Secretary General that the country will be withdrawing from the ICC. The announcement came a… Read More ›

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17 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN denounces rape culture in Liberia, Germany calls out possible war crimes in Syria, S.Sudan reports numerous deaths in recent fighting, ICC Prosecutor “closely” watching extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

October 17, 2016

UN denounces ongoing rape culture in Liberia, remnants of former conflict: On Friday, the UN released a report documenting the high rate of rape cases and widespread perpetrator impunity in Liberia. Jointly produced by the… Read More ›