Hissène Habré.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

11 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Life recommended for Habre, Romanian CAH conviction upheld and OHCHR on justice in Sri Lanka

February 11, 2016

Prosecution recommends life sentence for Habre: If convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Prosecutors have recommended life in prison for former Chad ruler Hissene Habre. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990… Read More ›

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

4 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre closing arguments approach, Mladic defense witness and ECCC criticism

February 5, 2016

Closing arguments in Habre trial to start on 8 Feb: Closing arguments will take place on February 8-12th in the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, with a verdict expected by the end of May.… Read More ›

Hissene Habre.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

17 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Testimony before Habre trial completed, HRW report on Syrian war crimes and more

December 17, 2015

  Habre defense calls final witness, ending testimony phase of trial:The defense called its final witness in the trial of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on Tuesday, 15 December 2015, ending the testimony portion of… Read More ›

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

10 November 2015- NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ecuador’s CAH trial, Habre trial witness testimony, Amnesty on Bangladesh’s WC trials and Oric’s ICTY pleading

November 11, 2015

Ecuador to begin first trial for CAH: Ecuador’s National Court of Justice will begin the country’s first trial for crimes against humanity this week. Four former army generals, colonels and a police general face charges… Read More ›

Mavi Marmara.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

22 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 23, 2015

Former Israeli PM sued in US for extrajudicial killing and torture of American killed on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is being sued in the United States under the Alien… Read More ›

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

24 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 24, 2015

Bashir cancels plan to attend UN GA in NY: Sudan’s ministry of foreign affairs said that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has abandoned his plan to lead his government’s delegation at the UN general assembly in… Read More ›

UN Human Rights Council.  Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc FerrŽ via Flickr (CC).

17 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 18, 2015

UN HR Council releases report on Sri Lanka crimes; calls for special international court:  In a news release, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for the establishment of a… Read More ›

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15 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 16, 2015

Unconfirmed reports warn of imminent executions of Saif Gaddafi, Al-Senussi and other Gaddafi officials: Unconfirmed media reports from Tripoli mention a possible execution of the former Qaddafi-era officials including Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi’s son,… Read More ›