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

4 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre closing arguments approach, Mladic defense witness and ECCC criticism

February 5, 2016

Closing arguments in Habre trial to start on 8 Feb: Closing arguments will take place on February 8-12th in the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, with a verdict expected by the end of May.… Read More ›

Ble Goude. Photo: via Bing (CC).

3 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – First Pros witnesses against Gbagbo / Ble Goude, Russia not participating in ICC investigation, UN on CAH by N. Korea, ECCC testimony and ethics allegations, ICC complaint on Nigeria, immunity decision in US and more

February 4, 2016

Ble Goude denies responsibility for PEV crimes as first Pros witness testifies: On Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 3 February 2016 in the trial against Gbagbo and Ble Goude the latter’s lawyers have been describing… Read More ›

Photo: Ibrahem Qasim via Flickr (CC).

28 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Goude trial begins, Ongwen confirmation concludes, ECCC testimony in Case 002 and UN report on CAH in Yemen

January 29, 2016

Gbagbo and Ble Goude trial begins at the ICC: Today the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened the trial against two alleged perpetrators in the post-election violence on the Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: via Bing

21 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC testimony, Kosovo Serb politician sentenced for WC, and ICC Ongwen confirmation

January 22, 2016

ECCC witness testifies about crimes to his family: Witness Lach Kry, brother of now deceased Lach Ny, told the Khmer Rouge tribunal that his brother became “psychotic” for nearly five months after some of his… Read More ›

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Photo:  ECCC via Flickr (CC).

6 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Rule 68 decision expected, ECCC testimony on Meas Muth and Bangladesh death sentence upheld

January 7, 2016

ICC AC expected to rule on Rule 68 decision on recanted evidence in Ruto / Sang case: The ICC Appeals Chamber is expected to make a ruling on the application of Rule 68 in the… Read More ›

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.  Photo: via Bing.

15 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICTY AC orders retrial of Stanisic and Simatovic, ICTY issues final judgment, ECCC charges Meas Muth with genocide and more

December 16, 2015

ICTY AC overturns acquittal of Stanisic and Simatovic and order retrial: On Tuesday, 15 December 2015, an Appeals Chamber at the ICTY has ordered two Serbian former security officials, Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, to… Read More ›

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

9 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW presses for Libya action, ECCC testimony and genocide charge and new Srebrenica mass grave uncovered

December 10, 2015

HRW presses ICC and int’l orgs to take action with former Gaddafi officials trials:  On Tuesday, 8 December, the Libya Herald reported on Human Rights Watch consistent pressure on the ICC, the U.N. Security Council… Read More ›

Assembly of States Parties.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

1 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ASP 14th session, ICTY contempt warrants, testimony for Mladic, ECCC counsel withdrawn, and more

December 2, 2015

ASP concludes 14th session in The Hague: The 14th session of the ASP concluded last week after meeting from 18-26 November in The Hague. The key issues discussed and presented at the session by the… Read More ›