Human Rights Violations

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 ›

Flag of Sri Lanka.  Photo: Dhammika Heenpella via Flickr (CC).

14 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Sri Lanka seeks more time for probe as TNA calls for int’l intervention

March 15, 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years for investigation after TNA insists on int’l mechanism:  On 13 March 2017, the Sri Lankan Governement has sought for a « two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments… Read More ›

Germain Katanga.  Photo: scrapetv.com via Bing (CC).

14 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic WC trial resumes, Beara dies in prison, ICC complaint on Australia immigration detention, Mercep WC sentence increased, and IHAT investigation to close

February 15, 2017

  Katanga appears in DRC military court for war crimes charges: On 10 February 2017, Katanga’s domestic military trial resumed. In this domestic trial, Katanga, along with six co-accused, is charged with “war crimes, crimes… Read More ›