Crimes against Humanity

19 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Botswana defends ICC as Al-  Bashir travels to Rwanda; ICTY rejects Croatian bid to become “friend of the  court”; International Crimes Tribunal sentences three more to death.

19 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Botswana defends ICC as Al- Bashir travels to Rwanda; ICTY rejects Croatian bid to become “friend of the court”; International Crimes Tribunal sentences three more to death.

July 20, 2016

  Botswana defends ICC as Al-Bashir travels to Rwanda: While members of the Rome Statute shall honor warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), so far six African members refused to arrest Sudanese President Omar… Read More ›

Sudanese President Bashir.  Photo: openDemocracy via Flickr (CC).

18 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bashir travels to AU Summit and ICT Bangladesh issues sentences for 8

July 19, 2016

Bashir travels to Rwanda for summit with assurance of no ICC warrant arrest: On Saturday, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir travelled to Rwanda to attend the 27th African Union Summit in Kigali, in defiance of two ICC… Read More ›

Photo: matsj via Flickr (CC).

11 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Syria sued for war crimes in US Fed Crt, Srebrenica victims honored and further news on pardon of Saif

July 11, 2016

Family of Journalist killed in Syria sues Syrian Gov in US Federal Court for War Crimes: On Saturday, relatives of Marie Colvin, the American war reporter who died in an artillery barrage in Syria in… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo: scrapetv.com via Bing (CC).

8 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Conflicting reports on Saif’s release, French court sentences Rwandan mayors, OTP cooperation on missing persons, and Sri Lanka accountability

July 9, 2016

Conflicting reports on release of Saif Gaddafi from Libyan detention: Lawyers for Muammar Gaddafi’s son and presumed successor, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, have announced to French news outlets that Saif Gaddafi was released from imprisonment on… Read More ›

UN Human Rights Council.  Photo: United States Mission Geneva via Flickr (CC).

4 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC to consider Chilcot report, and AU called on to investigate Eritrean crimes

July 4, 2016

Chilcot report to be considered by ICC OTP in preliminary examination on crimes by UK soldiers: Two days ahead of the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot’s inquiry into British involvement in the Iraq war, the ICC released… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: un.org via Bing

27 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – S-21 ECCC testimony

June 27, 2016

S-21 prison administrator testifies before ECCC: On June 3, a former administrator at the infamous S-21 security centre in Phnom Penh testified before the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Witness Sous Thy, who was in charge of… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba.  Photo:  ICC via Flickr.

21 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years, Former UN SG Annan questions ICC approach in Kenya Cases, UN Report confirms ISIS crimes against Yezidis amount to genocide, UN Report finds “pattern of gross violations” against Rohingya in Myanmar

June 23, 2016

ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years On 21 June 2016, the ICC Trial Chamber III sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years’ imprisonment for war crimes (WC) and crimes against humanity (CAH)… 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 ›