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

11 November 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 ›

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 ›

ICC Assembly of States Parties.  Photo: Coalition for the ICC via Flickr (CC).

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 ›

UN Building.  Photo: murphydean via Flickr (CC).

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 ›

17th Ordinary African Union Summit.  Photo: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea via Flickr (CC).

26 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW critical of AU’s calls for ICC withdrawal, accountability for ISIS crimes lacking intl support and EU urged to monitor situation in Eritrea

September 27, 2016

HRW critical of AU movement to withdraw from ICC – On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) openly criticized the African Union’s (AU) ongoing calls for a mass withdrawal of African states from the ICC. In… Read More ›

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

2 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre ordered to pay compensation, Simone Gbagbo trial delayed, Bosnian man arrest in Brazil for WC

August 2, 2016

Habre ordered to pay compensation to victims of crimes against humanity: On 29 July 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers Court ordered Habré to pay compensation to his victims of crimes against humanity (CAH). Compensations amount reported… Read More ›