Human Rights Violations

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.  Photo: mintpressnews.com via Bing (CC).

13 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Stay on Barasa arrest lifted, Myanmar urged to support UN investigations, Amnesty report on WC in Mosul, report to ICC on Mexico CAH, and Colombian former president seeks pros of only FARC

July 13, 2017

Kenyan Appeals Court lifts order barring Barasa’s arrest on ICC warrant for contempt: On Tuesday, Kenya’s Court of Appeal lifted a previously issued order which had prevented the arrest of journalist Walter Barasa who is… Read More ›

26 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Dutch liability for Srebrenica deaths and ECCC investigation ended

26 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Dutch liability for Srebrenica deaths and ECCC investigation ended

June 28, 2017

Dutch court finds Dutch Government partially responsible for 350 deaths at Srebrenica: A Dutch appeals court largely upheld a 2014 domestic ruling finding the Netherlands (NL) responsible for the deaths of 350 Bosnian Muslim men in… Read More ›

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.  Photo: balkaninsight.com via Bing.

1 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Stanisic & Simatovic to surrender and start retrial, not guilty plea at EULEX trial, OHCHR report on CAH in CAR, extradition for charge on killings in Ukraine, and Saif Gaddafi’s continued detention

June 1, 2017

Stanisic and Simatovic ordered to Hague detention unit by 30 May for 13 June retrial start: The ICTY has ordered former Serbian state security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic to surrender to the UN detention unit… 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 ›

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

23 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Mladic appeals provisional release rejection, and Bensouda on CAR crimes

May 23, 2017

  Mladic defence team appeals decision on provisional release: On 22 May 2017, Mladić team has appealed the ICTY decision to deny provisional release for medical treatment. According to the Defence team, the Chamber misunderstood… 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 ›

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

9 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor address UNSC on Libya

May 10, 2017

ICC Prosecutor addresses UN Security Council on Libya; raises crimes against migrants: On 9 May 2017, the ICC Prosecutor made a statement to the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya; noting with concern the… Read More ›

Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

24 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Dutch trader convicted as accessory to war crimes in Sierra Leone Civil War; Human Rights Watch pens letter to Gambia regarding past crimes accountability; Former Interahamwe leader sentenced to life for genocide by Rwanda high court; UN finds evidence of additional mass graves in DRC; prompting possible ICC probe

April 24, 2017

Dutch trader convicted as accessory to war crimes in Sierra Leone Civil War: Guus Kouwenhoven, an international timber trader, has been convicted by the Dutch appeal court of being an accessory to war crimes for… Read More ›