Human Rights Treaties and Charters

African Union.  Photo: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea via Flickr (CC).

28 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Guinea Bissau on African Court protocol

August 29, 2017

Guinea Bissau pledges ratification of African Court protocol: President José Mário Vazhas has pledged that Guinea Bissau will ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights which establishes the African Court… Read More ›

Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  Photo: ihrlaw.org via Bing (CC).

24 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC and African justice, and IACHR on US border patrol

May 24, 2017

Conference held on African Justice and ICC cooperation: On 23 May 2017 the President of the ICC’s Assembly of State Parties held a high level conference on the topic of “Capacity-building with regard to African… Read More ›

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18 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – IACHR on Brazil abuses, and ICC Trust Fund program in Côte d’Ivoire

May 18, 2017

Inter-American Court of HRs issues judgment on police abuses in Brazil: On 12 May, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) issued a ruling condemning Brazil for police violence and for failing to ensure justice… Read More ›

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19 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC hears Pros witness in Ongwen trial, and UK SC Belhaj Judgment dismisses act of state / immunity appeals

January 20, 2017

Ongwen trial begins with Prosecution witness on LRA structure: On Tuesday 17 January, the ICC trial against former Lord Resistance Army (LRA) Commander Dominic Ongwen resumed with the expert testimony of Tim Allen. Mr. Allen,… Read More ›

Bangladesh Supreme Court.  Photo: geolocation.ws via Bing (CC).

8 March 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Kosovo WC court, SC of Bangladesh affirms death sent; HRW calls for hybrid ct in S. Sudan

March 9, 2016

Kosovo President-elect Thaci supports war crimes court: Kosovo’s president-elect, Hashim Thaci, has pledged to “fully support” a new war crimes court prosecuting members of the guerrilla group he once led. It is unclear whether he… Read More ›

UN Human Rights Council.  Photo: UN Photo / Jean-Marc FerrŽ via Flickr (CC).

17 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 18, 2015

UN HR Council releases report on Sri Lanka crimes; calls for special international court:  In a news release, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for the establishment of a… Read More ›

Hissene Habre.  Photo: afrofocus.com via Bing (CC).

27 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 28, 2015

Habre refuses newly appointed defense lawyers: On Tuesday, 25 August 2015, Former Chadian President Hissene Habre refused to meet his court-appointed lawyers at the prison of Cap Manuel in Dakar, claiming he did not know… Read More ›

30 October 2014 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 31, 2014

ICC rejects Gbagbo application for provisional release: The request by former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo for provisional release was denied by the ICC on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.  Gbagbo, who faces charges of crimes… Read More ›