Chad

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 ›

14 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS  – Eritrea and Ethiopia spar over UN Report; border clashes ensue; ICC and UNESCO align to fight destruction of cultural heritage, a war crime; Habre, accused former Chadian Dictator, appeals Special African Chamber conviction; Final witnesses due in Mladic Trial; closing statements as early as the fall

14 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Eritrea and Ethiopia spar over UN Report; border clashes ensue; ICC and UNESCO align to fight destruction of cultural heritage, a war crime; Habre, accused former Chadian Dictator, appeals Special African Chamber conviction; Final witnesses due in Mladic Trial; closing statements as early as the fall

June 17, 2016

  Eritrea and Ethiopia spar over UN Report; border clashes ensue On 8 June 2016, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released a report which found that the Eritrea has committed… Read More ›

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

30 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre sentenced to life for WC, CAH and torture, ICC rejects investigation into Bangladesh, former ICTY accused questioned and more

May 31, 2016

Hisséne Habrè found guilty of war crimes, CAH and Torture, sentenced to life in prison: On 30 May 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Dakar sentenced former Chadian leader Hisséne Habrè to life imprisonment.… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org 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: afrofocus.com 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: alresalah.ps 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 ›