Crimes against Humanity

Mural of Ratko Mladic.  Photo: Emmanuel in Europe via Bing (CC).

4 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre closing arguments approach, Mladic defense witness and ECCC criticism

February 5, 2016

Closing arguments in Habre trial to start on 8 Feb: Closing arguments will take place on February 8-12th in the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, with a verdict expected by the end of May.… Read More ›

Ble Goude. Photo: via Bing (CC).

3 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – First Pros witnesses against Gbagbo / Ble Goude, Russia not participating in ICC investigation, UN on CAH by N. Korea, ECCC testimony and ethics allegations, ICC complaint on Nigeria, immunity decision in US and more

February 4, 2016

Ble Goude denies responsibility for PEV crimes as first Pros witness testifies: On Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 3 February 2016 in the trial against Gbagbo and Ble Goude the latter’s lawyers have been describing… Read More ›

Ratko Mladic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

2 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Mladic expert witness, AI critical of Nigeria Gen, ICC Bemba decision date

February 3, 2016

Mladic Expert Witness questioned by Prosecution on Srebrenica accounts: Tuesday, 2 February 2016 Dusan Pavlovic, Mladic’s expert witness, again stated that “at least 4,000 to 5,000” Bosnian Army soldiers and civilians were killed while trying… Read More ›

ICC Judges.  Photo: ICC via Flickr.

1 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Chambers practice manual, Gbagbo defense submissions, Syria amnesty, and ICC withdrawal discussions

February 2, 2016

Chambers practice manual released by ICC Judges: International Criminal Court (ICC) Judges issued the “Chambers Practice Manual” today – the first update of the “Pre-Trial Practice Manual” released last year. Due to the Manual expanding… Read More ›

Photo: Ibrahem Qasim via Flickr (CC).

28 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Goude trial begins, Ongwen confirmation concludes, ECCC testimony in Case 002 and UN report on CAH in Yemen

January 29, 2016

Gbagbo and Ble Goude trial begins at the ICC: Today the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened the trial against two alleged perpetrators in the post-election violence on the Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.… Read More ›

Laurent Gbagbo.  Photo: Paterne DIDI via Flickr (CC).

26 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS Gbago and Blé Goudé Trial; Oric trial in Bosnia Herzegovina; Investigation in Burundi; South Sudan peace process

January 27, 2016

Gbago and Blé Goudé Trial to begin Thursday, 28 January at ICC: The trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé is scheduled to begin on Thursday 28 January… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: via Bing

21 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC testimony, Kosovo Serb politician sentenced for WC, and ICC Ongwen confirmation

January 22, 2016

ECCC witness testifies about crimes to his family: Witness Lach Kry, brother of now deceased Lach Ny, told the Khmer Rouge tribunal that his brother became “psychotic” for nearly five months after some of his… Read More ›

ICC Permanent Premise courtroom.  Photo: via Bing.

20 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Victims participating in Ongwen confirmation, UN report on ISIS crimes, Ukraine urged to join ICC and Amnesty report on Iraq WC

January 21, 2016

Over 2000 victims participating in ICC confirmation hearings for Ongwen: In the confirmation of charges hearing for Dominic Ongwen 2,026 victims will participate and have their interests represented by lawyers Paulina Matsida, the head of… Read More ›