Crimes against Humanity

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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 ›

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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 ›

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20 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Congo Military members charged with war crimes after attack video; EU resolution calls for HRC investigation into Myanmar Rohingya persecution; President Duterte of Philippines unintimidated by prospect of ICC charge; UN Refugee Agency says S. Sudan experiencing “fastest growing” refugee crisis

March 20, 2017

Congo Military members charged with war crimes after attack video: Seven members of the Congolese Army have been arrested and charged with war crimes following the release of a video last month which depicted the… Read More ›

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2 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Police commander and policemen plead not guilty in Sarajevo, SLM-MM call for arrests on ICC warrants, Colombia grants first amnesties, and Nigeria on domestic legislation for int’l crimes

March 3, 2017

Vikic, Pusina, Uzunovic and Covcic plead not guilty to war crimes before Sarajevo court: On Monday, Dragan Vikic, former commander of the Bosnian Interior Ministry special police units, Jusuf Pusina, former Bosnian Interior Minister, and two former… Read More ›

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23 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC dismisses case against Im Chaem, ICC victim observations on Ntaganda jurisdiction question, and UN report on unfair Libyan trial of Saif Gaddafi

February 24, 2017

ECCC Co-investigating judge dismisses Case 004/01 against Im Chaem: On 22 February, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) dismissed Case 004/01 against former district leader Im Chaem on the grounds that she was not… Read More ›

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14 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic WC trial resumes, Beara dies in prison, ICC complaint on Australia immigration detention, Mercep WC sentence increased, and IHAT investigation to close

February 15, 2017

  Katanga appears in DRC military court for war crimes charges: On 10 February 2017, Katanga’s domestic military trial resumed. In this domestic trial, Katanga, along with six co-accused, is charged with “war crimes, crimes… Read More ›

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9 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report on Syria hangings alleges CAH / WC, 19 judges appointed to Kosovo Tribunal, possible CAH against Rohingya and Sri Lanka seeks more time for WC probe

February 10, 2017

Amnesty report on 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison says CAH and WC committed:  A report released by Amnesty International on 7 February documented the execution of as many as 13,000 prisoners in mass hanging by… Read More ›

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7 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Ble Goude trial resumes, AU appoints two judges to African Court, Colombian Pros to indict Banana companies for CAH

February 7, 2017

  Trial against Gbagbo resumes with testimony of prosecution witness: On 6 February 2016, the trial against Gbagbo resumed with the testimony of a prosecution witness. The witness who took the floor is a former… Read More ›