Crimes against Humanity

UN Building.  Photo: murphydean via Flickr (CC).

17 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN denounces rape culture in Liberia, Germany calls out possible war crimes in Syria, S.Sudan reports numerous deaths in recent fighting, ICC Prosecutor “closely” watching extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

October 17, 2016

UN denounces ongoing rape culture in Liberia, remnants of former conflict: On Friday, the UN released a report documenting the high rate of rape cases and widespread perpetrator impunity in Liberia. Jointly produced by the… Read More ›

Simone Gbagbo.  Photo: via Bing.

13 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi parliament votes on withdrawal, Simone Gbago trial resumes and ICC decision on witness testimony

October 13, 2016

Burundi lower house of parliament passes bill to withdraw from ICC: On 12 October 2016, the lower house of Burundi’s parliament voted, by 94 out of 110 members, to support the withdrawal of the country… Read More ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

10 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi announces plan to leave ICC, ICC to hold reparations hearing in Lubanga case, France to pursue Aleppo war crimes claim at ICC, UNSC fails to adopt resolutions on Syria and ECCC to resume hearings in Case 002/02

October 10, 2016

Burundi announces plan to leave ICC following OTP preliminary probe – On 6 October, Burundi’s government announced that it wants to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The government’s decision comes six months… Read More ›

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3 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Colombians reject peace deal, El Salvador Judge reopens investigation in El Mozote massacre, Amnesty report on chemical weapons in Darfur, ICC Preliminary examination into Gabon and UNHRC on Yemen

October 3, 2016

Colombians reject landmark peace deal via referendum: On 2 October, the Colombian public voted by a narrow margin to reject the government’s peace deal with the country’s leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Army Forces (FARC). With… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

28 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bemba defence doc in support of appeal, Munyakazi deported from US to Rwanda, center for evidence of N Korea crimes opens

September 28, 2016

Public redacted version of document in support of appeal: Today the public redacted version of the Defence’s “Document in Support of Appeal” was released in the ICC’s case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo,… Read More ›

Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

20 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – IACHR to assist with Mexican police abuse, Ntaganda hunger strike on day 13, and UN Syria Inquiry seeks access to refugees

September 20, 2016

Mexican Government asks IACHR to assist with reparations on police abuse findings: In a statement issued on 17 September 2016, the Mexican government announced that it sent case of police abuse of protesters to the… Read More ›

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

19 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC OTP policy paper on case selection/prioritisation expands to environmental destruction probes; Witness prep decision in Ongwen case and decision on Kenya’s failure to cooperate

September 20, 2016

ICC OTP new policy paper on case selection and prioritisation could examine environmental destruction: On Thursday, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) released a Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation of… Read More ›

ECCC accused, Nuon Chea. Photo: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via Flickr (CC).

14 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC appeal judgment on CAH, Ntaganda hunger strike and ECCC testimony on forced marriage

September 15, 2016

ECCC to deliver Appeals judgment of Chea and Samphan CAH conviction: The ECCC has announced that it will deliver its ruling regarding Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan’s appeal cases on 23 November 2016. Chea and… Read More ›