Crimes against Humanity

UN Secretery General, Antonio Guterres.  Photo: via Bing.

16 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bensouda to visit Colombia, Ukraine gives WCs evidence to OTP, MICT on communications with DU, and possible WCs at Mali peacekeeping HQ

August 17, 2017

  Bensouda to visit Colombia about war crimes investigations: ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will visit Colombia in September to gather information regarding the status of domestic-level war crime investigations concerning some of Colombia’s top… Read More ›

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

9 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Myanmar Gov Inquiry finds no CAH, MICT allows Stanisic to attend on webcast, and Germany charges Syrian man with WC

August 10, 2017

Commission of Inquiry by the Myanmar government finds no CAH during violence in Rakhine: Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe announced on 6 August 2017 that an inquiry conducted by the government’s ‘Rakhine Investigative Commission’ into violence… Read More ›

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

3 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UK finds no domestic law for crime of aggression, CAH proceedings against Gambian in Switzerland expanded and Argentina gives life to judges for CAH

August 4, 2017

UK High Court rejects private prosecution against former PM Blair for crime of aggression: On 31 July, Britain’s High Court blocked an attempt to bring a private prosecution against former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair… Read More ›

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27 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – DRC rebel surrenders to MONUSCO, team of experts appointed for Kasai region abuses, and ICC victim reparation plan for Katanga

July 27, 2017

DRC rebel leader wanted for alleged CAH surrenders to MONUSCO: On 26 July 2017, the founder and leader of a Congolese rebel group who has been allegedly involved in a number of atrocities committed in… Read More ›

ICC Judges.  Photo: ICC via Flickr.

20 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC to review Gbagbo detention, ICC Regulations amended and witness testifies on Ongwen’s orders

July 20, 2017

ICC AC reverses decision of TC and orders review of Gbagbo detention: On 19 July 2017, the Appeals Chamber of the ICC reversed the decision of Trial Chamber I on the detention of former Ivory Coast… Read More ›

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.  Photo: via Bing.

18 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – new evidence rejected in S&S retrial and ICC initiates outreach project in Ongwen case

July 19, 2017

MICT TC denies Prosecution app to admit new written statement in Stanisic and Simatovic retrial: The MICT Trial Chamber (TC) found that the Prosecution proposed evidence does not satisfy the requirements of its Decision for admission… Read More ›

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

13 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Stay on Barasa arrest lifted, Myanmar urged to support UN investigations, Amnesty report on WC in Mosul, report to ICC on Mexico CAH, and Colombian former president seeks pros of only FARC

July 13, 2017

Kenyan Appeals Court lifts order barring Barasa’s arrest on ICC warrant for contempt: On Tuesday, Kenya’s Court of Appeal lifted a previously issued order which had prevented the arrest of journalist Walter Barasa who is… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: via Bing.

5 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bemba request on assets, head of Syria panel appointed and ICC communication on Mexico

July 6, 2017

Bemba application on frozen assets regarding Art 70 fine: In the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo before the Appeals Chamber of the ICC, the Defence team has submitted an application to lift… Read More ›