Crimes against Humanity

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

6 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Trial against Ongwen begins

December 7, 2016

ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen begins with not guilty plea, and Prosecution and Victims opening statements: On 6 December 2016, the trial started in the Ongwen case before the ICC Trial Chamber IX. Dominic Ongwen is… Read More ›

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

1 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Decisions and Filings in Ongwen as Trial Approaches, IACHR on Mexico Disappearances, Bensouda on Malian Domestic Trial, ICTY Arrest Warrants and more

December 1, 2016

Trial Chamber IX makes decisions on evidence, protective measures and amicus briefs as Ongwen trial date approaches: The trial of Dominic Ongwen is due to begin on Tuesday 6 December 2016 before the International Criminal… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: via Bing

30 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC testimony, MICT Registrar appointed, ICTY info center, Duterte on ICC, possible CAH against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and more

November 30, 2016

ECCC hears testimony from Pol Pot’s nephew in case against Chea and Samphan: Seng Lytheng, the 70-year old nephew of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has testified as a defence witness in the ongoing trial… Read More ›

Bashar al Assad.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

29 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – genocide complaint against Assad in Germany, arrested MICT judge petitions for immunity, and Amnesty on impunity in Jamaica

November 30, 2016

Criminal complaint filed against Assad in Germany for genocide under universal jurisdiction: On 28 November 2016, a group of German lawyers filed a criminal complaint against President Bashar al-Assad before the German Federal prosecutors. These… Read More ›

South Sudan Rebels loyal to Riek Machar in Lankien, South Sudan, Jan 23, 2014. Photo: Jerome Starkey via Flickr (CC).

14 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Envoy warns of South Sudan plunging into ethnic war, Dutch extradition of Rwandan suspects accused of involvement in 1994 genocide, and Bosnian prosecutor investigates former Croatian army members for war crimes

November 14, 2016

UN Envoy warns political conflict in South Sudan could escalate into ethnic war: During his visit to South Sudan on Friday, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide warned that the country is… Read More ›

United Nations General Assembly.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

31 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Kosovo Special Prosecution files new charges against Limaj, UN SG concerned over ICC withdrawals, UN Inquiry accuses Eritrea of crimes against humanity and UN Envoy urges ICC investigation in Idlib school attack

October 31, 2016

Kosovo Prosecutor files new charges against Limaj, previously acquitted by ICTY: The Special Prosecution of the Republic of Kosovo filed war crimes charges on Friday against former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander turned politician, Fatmir… Read More ›

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. via Bing (CC).

26 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gambia ICC withdrawal, ECCC testimony on forced marriage and cricitism of Republic Srpska for awards

October 26, 2016

Gambian Minister announces withdraw from ICC: Gambia has announced its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Information Minister Sheriff Bojang has accused the ICC of ignoring the war crimes of the West –… Read More ›

ICC Assembly of States Parties.  Photo: Coalition for the ICC via Flickr (CC).

25 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC withdrawals, Lubanga reparations plan approved, and Simone Gbagbo’s domestic trial

October 26, 2016

ASP President, Sidiki Kaba, expresses regret on ICC withdrawals: Following the South African (SA) government announcement on 21 October 2016 that it notified the UN Secretary General that the country will be withdrawing from the… Read More ›