Balkans

Laurent Gbagbo.  Photo: alchetron.com via Bing.

11 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC rejects Gbagbo detention appeal on wrong provision, and S&S retrial contests civilian status

October 12, 2017

ICC AC rejects Gbagbo’s notice of appeal on detention in limine: In the case of The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude ongoing at the ICC, the Appeals Chamber has issued its decision… Read More ›

Naser Oric.  Photo: sh.wikipedia.org via Bing (CC).

9 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Naser Oric acquitted of war crimes

October 9, 2017

Naser Oric acquitted of war crimes before Sarajevo court: The former commander of Bosnian Muslim forces in Srebenica was accused of murdering three prisoners of war in 1992. Oric was tried with a former subordinate,… Read More ›

Mural of Ratko Mladic.  Photo: Emmanuel in Europe via Bing (CC).

5 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Serbia on Mladic prov release and UN Committees on CAH against Rohingya Muslims

October 5, 2017

Gov of Serbia supports provisional release of Mladic for health reasons: On Tuesday, the Serbian government expressed its support for a provisional release of Ratko Mladic on health grounds. According to Serbia’s state TV, the… Read More ›

Laurent Gbagbo.  Photo: Paterne DIDI via Flickr (CC).

27 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo detention to continue, Stanisic provisional release extended and PLO on Israeli settlements and ICC

September 27, 2017

ICC TC decided for continuing detention of Gbagbo: In the case of The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo & Charles Blé Goudé at the ICC, Trial Chamber I has issued their decision on whether Mr. Gbagbo… Read More ›

ICC Accused, Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: heconversation.com via Bing (CC).

6 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC AC decides on right for ‘no case to answer’ motion, and testimony in S&S retrial

September 7, 2017

ICC AC upholds TC decision to deny Ntaganda right to file ‘no case to answer’: In the case of  The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda ongoing at the ICC, the Appeals Chamber has upheld Trial Chamber… Read More ›

Ratko Mladic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

31 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Serbia to ask for Mladic release, and OHCHR report on Venezuela abuses

August 31, 2017

Reports indicate Serbia will request release of Mladic: On Wednesday, the news website Sputnik reported that the Serbian government will purportedly ask for the release of Ratko Mladic from ICTY detention to receive medical treatment… Read More ›

Special Tribunal For Lebanon.  Photo: STL via Flickr (CC).

28 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – STL victim testimony, Kosovo arrest of Serb national, and Sri Lanka ambassador accused of war crimes

August 29, 2017

Victims and family members begin testimony at the STL: On 28 August 2017, the first victim testified before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) through video from Beiruth. Mrs Ghalayini told the five judges about… Read More ›

Ratko Mladic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

23 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – S&S retrial resumes and Serbian conviction over hiding Mladic

August 23, 2017

Stanisic and Simatovic retrial resumes at the MICT: The retrial of two former leaders of the Serbian State Security Forces, Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, for war crimes allegedly committed in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina resumes… Read More ›