Crimes against Humanity

Hissene Habre.  Photo: afrofocus.com via Bing (CC).

27 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 28, 2015

Habre refuses newly appointed defense lawyers: On Tuesday, 25 August 2015, Former Chadian President Hissene Habre refused to meet his court-appointed lawyers at the prison of Cap Manuel in Dakar, claiming he did not know… Read More ›

Leng Thirith at the ECCC.  Photo: ECCC via Flickr (CC).

24 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 25, 2015

Leng Thirith, ECCC accused in Case 002, dies:  On 10:30 am on 22 August 2015, ECCC accused person Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin, Cambodia. Though her cause of death was not made public, 83-year-old… Read More ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

21 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 23, 2015

ICC hears arguments on sentence of Lubanga: Friday, 21 August 2015 the ICC heard an appeal from Thomas Lubanga’s legal team asking for an early release. Lubanga was sentenced to 14 years for using child… Read More ›

20 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

20 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 21, 2015

ICC TC in Ruto case allows admission of recanted witnesses previous statements: Yesterday, 19 August 2015, ICC trial judges allowed the prosecution’s request for admission of recanted witness statements as evidence against Deputy President William Ruto.… Read More ›

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17 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 17, 2015

Egypt rejects HRW’s call for a UN HR Council investigation of the Rabaa massacre: Egypt has rejected a call by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for an international investigation of the Rabaa massacre, occurring in… Read More ›

UN Security Council.  Photo: François Proulx via Flickr (CC).

14 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 17, 2015

DRC Prosecutor charges 34 with genocide: A prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday 15 August 2015 that he had charged 34 people with genocide and crimes against humanity based on the violence… Read More ›

Omar Al-Bashir, President of Sudan.  Photo: GovernmentZA via Flickr (CC).

4 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 5, 2015

President Bashir plans to travel to New York to address the UNGA: Sudanese President Hassan al-Bashir is planning on traveling to New York in September to speak at the United Nations, despite being indicted by… Read More ›

Mavi Marmara.  Photo: alresalah.ps via Bing (CC).

27 JULY 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 27, 2015

Prosecution files notice of appeal against decision ordering reconsideration of investigation into crimes on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla:  The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has filed a notice of appeal, appealing the… Read More ›