Crimes against Humanity

Former Romanian President, Ion Iliescu.  Photo: octavpelin.wordpress.com via Bing (CC).

20 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC juris over WC of rape / sexual slavery of child soldiers and Romanian ex-Pres charged with CAH

June 20, 2017

ICC AC confirms jurisdiction for war crimes of rape / sexual slavery of child soldiers in Ntaganda trial: On 15 June 2017, the ICC Appeals Chamber unanimously rejected Ntaganda appeal against the decision of Trial… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo:  telegraph.co.uk via Bing (CC).

19 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – OTP statement on Gaddafi and Al-Tuhamy, ICC decision on SA and Bashir, and ECCC Pros call for life for Samphan and Chea

June 20, 2017

OTP says Gaddafi son, Saif, and Al-Tuhamy must be transferred to ICC:  In a statement issued on 14 July 2017, the ICC Office of the Prosecutor called for the immediate arrest and transfer to The… Read More ›

Acquitted ICTY Accused, Ramush Haradinaj.  Photo: tasnimnews.com via Bing (CC).

13 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICTY / MICT retrial starts, ICTY FORMER ACCUSED ELECTED Kosovo PM

June 14, 2017

Stanisic and Simatovic retrial begins: The retrial of Mr. Stanisic, former chief of the Serbian State Security Service and his assistant, Mr. Simatovic started on 13 June 2017 before the Trial Chamber of the MICT.… Read More ›

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.  Photo: balkaninsight.com via Bing.

1 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Stanisic & Simatovic to surrender and start retrial, not guilty plea at EULEX trial, OHCHR report on CAH in CAR, extradition for charge on killings in Ukraine, and Saif Gaddafi’s continued detention

June 1, 2017

Stanisic and Simatovic ordered to Hague detention unit by 30 May for 13 June retrial start: The ICTY has ordered former Serbian state security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic to surrender to the UN detention unit… Read More ›

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

23 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Mladic appeals provisional release rejection, and Bensouda on CAR crimes

May 23, 2017

  Mladic defence team appeals decision on provisional release: On 22 May 2017, Mladić team has appealed the ICTY decision to deny provisional release for medical treatment. According to the Defence team, the Chamber misunderstood… Read More ›

ICC indicted, Joseph Kony. Photo: shroomery.org via Bing (CC).

22 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians; AU requests international support in fight against Kony in C. African Republic; ECCC Co-prosecutors urge life sentence in lead up to closing arguments

May 22, 2017

UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians: A report by the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human… Read More ›

Families of victims of human rights abuses in Argentina.  Photo: latinamericanstudies.org via Bing.

11 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC rejects Bemba request on reparations, Austria gives life sentence for Syria crimes, Serbia to fill war crimes pros position and Argentina combats reduced sentences for HR abusers

May 11, 2017

ICC TC rejects Bemba’s request to suspend reparations proceedings during appeal: On 5 May, Trial Chamber III of the ICC, in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, rejected the Defence’s request to… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo:  telegraph.co.uk via Bing (CC).

9 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor address UNSC on Libya

May 10, 2017

ICC Prosecutor addresses UN Security Council on Libya; raises crimes against migrants: On 9 May 2017, the ICC Prosecutor made a statement to the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya; noting with concern the… Read More ›