Crimes against Humanity

European Court of Human Rights.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

23 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bashir seek travel to the US, ECHR suit for MH17 victims, Rwanda and war crimes extradition, and Bosnia war crimes charges

May 24, 2016

Bashir applies for US visa to attend UN GA despite ICC arrest warrant: The Sudanese presidency has reported that President Omar Al-Bashir has applied for a United States visa in order to attend the next… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba.  Photo:  ICC via Flickr.

19 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bemba sentencing hearing, Simone Gbagbo won’t be transferred, Serbia acquits 10 of hiding Mladic and won’t extradite 3 for Seselj contempt charges; and more

May 20, 2016

  Bemba defense asks for short sentence at ICC sentencing hearing while Prosecution asks for 25 years: Judges at the ICC heard arguments from the prosecution and defense regarding former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba’s sentencing.… Read More ›

Mustafa Badreddine.  Photo: via Bing.

16 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – STL to decide on procedure after Badreddine’s death and ICC holds sentencing hearing for Bemba

May 17, 2016

  STL takes note of accused Badreddine’s death; to make judicial decision on future of proceedings: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said on Friday that it had taken note of media reports that disclosed the death of… Read More ›

ICC Premanent Premises, The Hague.  Photo: by ICL Media Review (rights reserved).

11 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ivory Coast says Mrs Gbagbo trial fair, Nizami executed in Bangladesh, and call to stop war crimes in Syria

May 11, 2016

Ivory Coast say trial of Mrs Gbagbo fair as Amnesty calls for her surrender to the ICC: Abidjan prosecutor, Aly Yeo said in a statement that Simone Gbagbo would receive a fair trial, stating that… Read More ›

ECCC accused; Nuon Chea.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

9 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Ble Goude ICC trial resumes, Katanga trial in DRC to restart and ECCC defense evidence

May 11, 2016

Gbagbo and Ble Goude trial resumes with sixth Prosecution witness: The joint trial of former president of the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister, Charles Ble Goude, has resumed with its sixth… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: via Bing.

5 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Prosecution appeals Seselj acquittal, ICC constitutes TC for Ongwen and Al-Mahdi, Ruto seeks investigation of OTP, and more

May 6, 2016

ICTY Prosecution appeals Seselj acquittal: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) prosecution has asked the court to either overturn Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj’s acquittal, correct claimed errors in the verdict… Read More ›

Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

27 April 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ntaganda prosecution witness testimony, Mladic defense calls expert, ECCC testimony on S-21 and more

April 28, 2016

ICC Prosecution witness testifies on rebels arms civilians in Ntaganda trial: Witness P907, a former fighter with the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), said that commanders provided guns to civilians and encouraged them to pillage… Read More ›

Guantanamo Bay.  Photo: Aslan Media via Flickr (CC).

25 April 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC OTP opens Preliminary Examination into Burundi and US Fed Crt allows Guantanamo ATS suit

April 26, 2016

ICC OTP opens preliminary examination into Burundi violence: The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) has made a decision to open a preliminary examination into the violence that escalated in Burundi since… Read More ›