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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 ›

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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 ›

Germain Katanga.  Photo: scrapetv.com via Bing (CC).

14 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic WC trial resumes, Beara dies in prison, ICC complaint on Australia immigration detention, Mercep WC sentence increased, and IHAT investigation to close

February 15, 2017

  Katanga appears in DRC military court for war crimes charges: On 10 February 2017, Katanga’s domestic military trial resumed. In this domestic trial, Katanga, along with six co-accused, is charged with “war crimes, crimes… Read More ›

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9 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report on Syria hangings alleges CAH / WC, 19 judges appointed to Kosovo Tribunal, possible CAH against Rohingya and Sri Lanka seeks more time for WC probe

February 10, 2017

Amnesty report on 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison says CAH and WC committed:  A report released by Amnesty International on 7 February documented the execution of as many as 13,000 prisoners in mass hanging by… Read More ›

ICTY building. Photo: ICTY photos via Flickr (CC)

1 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT orders release of Turkish judge, Serbian NGO on killings in Kosovo war, Amnesty report on Philippines and CAH, and Bosnian Serb indicted in Sarajevo for prisoner killings

February 1, 2017

MICT orders Turkey to release judge by 14 February: The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has ordered Turkey to release MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, whose ongoing detention in Turkey has frozen an appeals… Read More ›

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

13 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC decision on Ongwen medical exam, and Haradinaj released in France

January 16, 2017

ICC TC rejects Ongwen leave to appeal on Medical exam: On 12 December,  Trial Chamber IX of the ICC in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen rejected accused, Dominic Ongwen’s leave to appeal on… 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 ›

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 ›