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

19 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC victims’ closing brief and statement from Mladic defence on provisional release

May 19, 2017

ECCC victim submit closing brief in case against Chea and Samphan:  In the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan before the ICC, victims acting as a civil party have submitted their closing brief.  The… Read More ›

ECCC accused, Nuon Chea. Photo: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via Flickr (CC).

17 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Nuon Chea closing brief, ICC complaint alleges genocide of gay community in Russia; Russia on Mladic provisional release, Kosovo charges of war crimes domestically and more

May 18, 2017

Nuon Chea asks for full acquittal in closing brief before ECCC: In Case 002 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan at the ECCC, former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has request acquittal for charges of… Read More ›

Ramush Haradinaj.  Photo: lahaine.org via Bing (CC).

2 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – French court denies Serbia’s Haradinaj extradition request

May 2, 2017

French court denies Serbia’s request for Haradinaj’s extradition:  On 27 April a French court in Colmar decided against extraditing the former Prime Minister of Kosovo and current opposition leader, Ramush Haradinaj, to Serbia citing procedural… Read More ›

Ante Gotovina.  Photo: blog.dnevnik.hr 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 ›

International Criminal Court.  Photo: shl.dk via Bing.

13 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC summons S. Africa representative over failure to apprehend al-Bashir; ICJ rejects Serbia request to revise decision over disputed Sarajevo Representative; Former N. Korean Investigative Lead urges HR Council to pursue case for CAH; UN HR Lead says Rohingya targeted by Myanmar Military, amounting to CAH

March 13, 2017

ICC summons S. Africa representative over failure to apprehend al-Bashir: Officials from South Africa have been asked to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7 2017, in connection with the country’s failure… Read More ›

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2 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Police commander and policemen plead not guilty in Sarajevo, SLM-MM call for arrests on ICC warrants, Colombia grants first amnesties, and Nigeria on domestic legislation for int’l crimes

March 3, 2017

Vikic, Pusina, Uzunovic and Covcic plead not guilty to war crimes before Sarajevo court: On Monday, Dragan Vikic, former commander of the Bosnian Interior Ministry special police units, Jusuf Pusina, former Bosnian Interior Minister, and two former… Read More ›

International Court of Justice. Photo: Frans Berkelaar via Flickr (CC)

22 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – SA withdrawal from ICC unconstitutional, and Bosnia intends to appeal ICJ genocide judgment

February 22, 2017

SA High Court finds decision to withdraw from ICC “unconsitutional and invalid”: In the case brought by the opposition Democratic Alliance, the High Court of South Africa has ruled that the government’s withdrawal from the… Read More ›

International Criminal Court.  Photo: shl.dk via Bing.

15 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gambia reverses ICC withdrawal, and Kosovo Truth Commission

February 15, 2017

Gambia official reverses decision to withdraw from ICC: On 10 February 2017 the UN Secretary General, as depository of the Rome Statute, received official notification from Gambia reversing its withdrawal from the ICC. Gambia was… Read More ›