Crimes against Humanity

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 ›

Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

12 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ntaganda stages hunger strike, ICTY schedules closing arguments in Mladić case, and UN DRC Mission extracts hundreds of armed S.Sudanese

September 12, 2016

Ntaganda stages hunger strike, refuses to attend hearings at ICC: Former Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has gone on hunger strike to protest restrictions imposed by ICC… Read More ›

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

7 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ongwen Pre-trial briefs, ECCC defense request docs, and Kosovo Tribunal Prosecutor appointed

September 8, 2016

Pre-trial briefs submitted in Ongwen case: On 6 September the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor and the Victims (represented by the Common Legal Representative) filed respective pre-trial briefs in accordance with the Trial Chamber IX’s… Read More ›

ICC Premanent Premises, The Hague. Photo: by ICL Media Review (rights reserved).

5 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Israel consents to visit of ICC delegation, Bangladesh hangs former Jamaat Leader prompting rights groups concern, UNSC directs protection force in South Sudan, and South Korea implements legislation to investigate North Korean abuses

September 5, 2016

Israel consents to visit of ICC delegation: On Friday, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Emmanuel Nahshon, told the press that an ICC delegation will be allowed to visit Israel in the context of the Court’s preliminary examination into… Read More ›

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29 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Al-Mahdi judgment on 27 Sept, Colombian tribunal, Iraq war crimes charges, and more

August 29, 2016

Colombian peace agreement includes Peace Tribunal / no amnesty for WC and CAH: On Wednesday, Colombia’s government announced it has secured a ground-breaking peace agreement with the country’s leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: via Bing.

22 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons, UN Mission Report highlights ISIL atrocities, and ICC starts war crimes trial for destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu

August 22, 2016

Amnesty Report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons: A new report by Amnesty International details the systematic use of rape and torture of tens of thousands political prisoners in Syria. The damning report estimates that 17,723 people… Read More ›