Human Rights Violations

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: maliweb.net via Bing.

22 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons, UN Mission Report highlights ISIL atrocities, and ICC starts war crimes trial for destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu

August 22, 2016

Amnesty Report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons: A new report by Amnesty International details the systematic use of rape and torture of tens of thousands political prisoners in Syria. The damning report estimates that 17,723 people… Read More ›

Juba, South Sudan.  Photo: Steve Evans via Flickr (CC).

8 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN HR Commissioner report of killings, sexual violence in South Sudan, UNCAT concerns over reprisals in Burundi, ICTY to establish information centres and alleged former Serbian rebel arrested for war crimes

August 9, 2016

UN HR Commissioner reports killings, sexual violence in S. Sudan clashes: According to the findings of a preliminary UN investigation into the latest outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the Government security forces carried out killings… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

2 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre ordered to pay compensation, Simone Gbagbo trial delayed, Bosnian man arrest in Brazil for WC

August 2, 2016

Habre ordered to pay compensation to victims of crimes against humanity: On 29 July 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers Court ordered Habré to pay compensation to his victims of crimes against humanity (CAH). Compensations amount reported… Read More ›

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

8 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Conflicting reports on Saif’s release, French court sentences Rwandan mayors, OTP cooperation on missing persons, and Sri Lanka accountability

July 9, 2016

Conflicting reports on release of Saif Gaddafi from Libyan detention: Lawyers for Muammar Gaddafi’s son and presumed successor, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, have announced to French news outlets that Saif Gaddafi was released from imprisonment on… Read More ›

5 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations; ICC launches Bar Association for counsel and assistants; UN Human Rights Commissioner decries murder of HR attorney in Kenya

5 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations; ICC launches Bar Association for counsel and assistants; UN Human Rights Commissioner decries murder of HR attorney in Kenya

July 5, 2016

Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations: On July 4th, Amnesty International (AI) published a briefing highlighting that five different armed groups committed abductions, torture and summary killings… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba.  Photo:  ICC via Flickr.

21 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years, Former UN SG Annan questions ICC approach in Kenya Cases, UN Report confirms ISIS crimes against Yezidis amount to genocide, UN Report finds “pattern of gross violations” against Rohingya in Myanmar

June 23, 2016

ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years On 21 June 2016, the ICC Trial Chamber III sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years’ imprisonment for war crimes (WC) and crimes against humanity (CAH)… Read More ›

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

26 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre judgment on 30 May and Nigeria to send Boko Haram suspects to ICC

May 27, 2016

Judgment in Habre trial expected on 30 May: Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre’s verdict is scheduled to be delivered by a court in Senegal on Monday, 30 May 2016. In 2013, the tribunal indicted Habre and placed… Read More ›

European Court of Human Rights.  Photo: flickr.com via Bing (CC).

23 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bashir seek travel to the US, ECHR suit for MH17 victims, Rwanda and war crimes extradition, and Bosnia war crimes charges

May 24, 2016

Bashir applies for US visa to attend UN GA despite ICC arrest warrant: The Sudanese presidency has reported that President Omar Al-Bashir has applied for a United States visa in order to attend the next… Read More ›