Crimes against Humanity

ICC indicted, Joseph Kony. Photo: shroomery.org via Bing (CC).

22 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians; AU requests international support in fight against Kony in C. African Republic; ECCC Co-prosecutors urge life sentence in lead up to closing arguments

May 22, 2017

UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians: A report by the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human… Read More ›

Families of victims of human rights abuses in Argentina.  Photo: latinamericanstudies.org via Bing.

11 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC rejects Bemba request on reparations, Austria gives life sentence for Syria crimes, Serbia to fill war crimes pros position and Argentina combats reduced sentences for HR abusers

May 11, 2017

ICC TC rejects Bemba’s request to suspend reparations proceedings during appeal: On 5 May, Trial Chamber III of the ICC, in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, rejected the Defence’s request to… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo:  telegraph.co.uk via Bing (CC).

9 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor address UNSC on Libya

May 10, 2017

ICC Prosecutor addresses UN Security Council on Libya; raises crimes against migrants: On 9 May 2017, the ICC Prosecutor made a statement to the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya; noting with concern the… Read More ›

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3 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC closing statements in Case 002/02 shortened, arrest in Poland on Ukrainian crimes, IIIM to start work on Syrian crimes soon, Ugandan Gov lobbies on African Court direct access

May 3, 2017

ECCC trial reduced time for closing arguments in Case 002/02: In response to a request from the Prosecution in ECCC case 002/2 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan for crimes against humanity and genocide, the… Read More ›

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26 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC unseals warrant against Gaddafi era Interior Security Chief:

April 26, 2017

ICC unseals warrant against Gaddafi era Interior Security Chief: On 24 April 2017 the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber I unsealed an arrest warrant issued on 18 April 2013 for the Internal Security Department chief of former… Read More ›

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

6 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor on DRC crimes, ICTY Pros opposes Mladic provisional release, TC guidance on witness contacts in Ntaganda case and UN probe on chemical weapon attack

April 6, 2017

Prosecutor says certain crimes in DRC within ICC jurisdiction: On 4 April, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC issued a statement addressing the recent escalation of violence in the Kasaï provinces of DRC.… Read More ›

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28 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Spanish investigation into Syrian crimes, Bashir to attend Arab League summit and Cambodia / UN on ECCC funding

March 29, 2017

Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and CAH: A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes… Read More ›

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

21 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Prlic appeal hearing begins, Mladic defence seeks provisional release and Pope apology on Rwanda genocide

March 22, 2017

Appeal hearing of six Bosnian Croats begins at ICTY: On 20 March 2017, the appeal hearing against i) Jadranko Prlić, President of of the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) and prime minister of the ‘Croatian Republic… Read More ›