Crimes against Humanity

Rios Montt trial in Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 9, 2013.  Photo: coolloud via Flickr (CC).

18 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Rios Montt genocide retrial starts, OAS inquiry on Venezuela CAH convenes panel, African Court dismisses opinion request on mining law and Bensouda in Mali

October 19, 2017

Genocide retrial of Rios Montt begins in Guatemala City; defence lawyers expelled: The retrial of former Guatemalan leader Efrain Rios Montt began on 13 October 2017 before a national Supreme Court tribunal – Montt faces… Read More ›

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10 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Georgia investigation update and agreed fact dispute in Ntaganda case

October 12, 2017

  ICC Prosecution on Georgia investigation: The ICC staff member, Phakiso Mochochoko,  Director of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC), gave an… Read More ›

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

5 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Serbia on Mladic prov release and UN Committees on CAH against Rohingya Muslims

October 5, 2017

Gov of Serbia supports provisional release of Mladic for health reasons: On Tuesday, the Serbian government expressed its support for a provisional release of Ratko Mladic on health grounds. According to Serbia’s state TV, the… Read More ›

2 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – PPT findings on Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims

2 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – PPT findings on Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims

October 3, 2017

Permanent People’s Tribunal finds Myanmar responsible for genocide, CAH and WC: In a preliminary judgment, Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) on Myanmar found the Myanmar government guilty of genocide against the Rohingya, crimes against humanity against… Read More ›

3 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW report details domestic proceedings on Syrian crimes

3 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW report details domestic proceedings on Syrian crimes

October 3, 2017

HRW releases report on domestic trials and investigations on crimes in Syria: On 2 October 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 66-page report detailing the various domestic measures in several European countries to address… Read More ›

26 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Submissions made on Lubanga reduction of sentence, and Bensouda participates in UNGA meeting

26 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Submissions made on Lubanga reduction of sentence, and Bensouda participates in UNGA meeting

September 26, 2017

Submissions from Defence, Prosecution and OPCV on Lubanga reduction of sentence: On 21 September, Defence, Prosecution and OPCV filed observations submissions to the Appeals Chamber on the reduction of the sentence  in the Lubanga case… Read More ›

ICC Judges.  Photo: ICC via Flickr.

18 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC judicial candidates at panel discussion and Argentina gives sentences for CAH during ‘Dirty War’

September 19, 2017

CICC hosts panel discussion for ICC judicial candidates in The Hague:   On 18 September 2017, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court held panel discussions with the candidates in the upcoming ICC judicial elections.… Read More ›

11 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – High Commissioner calls for investigation into Venezuela CAH, and Australia probing ADF actions in Afghanistan

11 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – High Commissioner calls for investigation into Venezuela CAH, and Australia probing ADF actions in Afghanistan

September 12, 2017

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls for probe into possible CAH by Venezuelan security forces: High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated that the UN OHCHR’s investigation suggests that Venezuelan security forces may have… Read More ›