Human Rights Treaties and Charters

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

29 January 2014 — DECISION REVIEW

January 29, 2014

Court/Tribunal: Special Tribunal for Lebanon  Decision Title: Decision on motion filed by counsel for Mr. Badreddine and order to Lebanon to cooperate with the Special Tribunal Chamber: The Trial Chamber Case Name: Prosecutor v. Salim… Read More ›


April 24, 2013

EU lifts Myanmar sanctions: On 22 April 2013, the EU agreed to lift all sanctions against Myanmar except for an arms embargo. The move by the EU may pressure the United States, which suspended most… Read More ›