Crimes against Humanity

Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

23 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC dismisses case against Im Chaem, ICC victim observations on Ntaganda jurisdiction question, and UN report on unfair Libyan trial of Saif Gaddafi

February 24, 2017

ECCC Co-investigating judge dismisses Case 004/01 against Im Chaem: On 22 February, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) dismissed Case 004/01 against former district leader Im Chaem on the grounds that she was not… Read More ›

Germain Katanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

14 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic WC trial resumes, Beara dies in prison, ICC complaint on Australia immigration detention, Mercep WC sentence increased, and IHAT investigation to close

February 15, 2017

  Katanga appears in DRC military court for war crimes charges: On 10 February 2017, Katanga’s domestic military trial resumed. In this domestic trial, Katanga, along with six co-accused, is charged with “war crimes, crimes… Read More ›

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9 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report on Syria hangings alleges CAH / WC, 19 judges appointed to Kosovo Tribunal, possible CAH against Rohingya and Sri Lanka seeks more time for WC probe

February 10, 2017

Amnesty report on 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison says CAH and WC committed:  A report released by Amnesty International on 7 February documented the execution of as many as 13,000 prisoners in mass hanging by… Read More ›

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7 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Ble Goude trial resumes, AU appoints two judges to African Court, Colombian Pros to indict Banana companies for CAH

February 7, 2017

  Trial against Gbagbo resumes with testimony of prosecution witness: On 6 February 2016, the trial against Gbagbo resumed with the testimony of a prosecution witness. The witness who took the floor is a former… Read More ›

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6 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Human Rights Commissioner releases report on CAH against Rohingya; N. Korea senior leader removed amid corruption accusations; Amnesty to provide submission in legality of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

February 6, 2017

UN Human Rights Commissioner releases report on CAH against Rohingya: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a report indicating that the widespread human rights abuses against the Rohingya population by Myanmar’s… Read More ›

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3 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – complaint alleged Dutch bank’s complicity in Mexican CAH

February 3, 2017

Complaint with NL Public Pros filed against Rabobank for complicity in Mexican CAH: A complaint has been submitted to the public prosecutor in The Netherlands on behalf of Mexican human rights NGO, SMX Collective seeking to… Read More ›

ICTY building. Photo: ICTY photos via Flickr (CC)

1 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT orders release of Turkish judge, Serbian NGO on killings in Kosovo war, Amnesty report on Philippines and CAH, and Bosnian Serb indicted in Sarajevo for prisoner killings

February 1, 2017

MICT orders Turkey to release judge by 14 February: The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has ordered Turkey to release MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, whose ongoing detention in Turkey has frozen an appeals… Read More ›

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

24 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – speculation over Haradinaj’s transfer to Hague and Livni cancels trip over war crimes suit

January 25, 2017

Serbian war crimes prosecutor tells media that Haradinaj could be extradited to Hague Kosovo Tribunal: The head of the Serbian war crimes prosecution office, Milan Petrovic, told the Deutsche Welle that there was a possibility… Read More ›