Human Rights Violations

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 ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba.  Photo:  ICC via Flickr.

19 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bemba sentencing hearing, Simone Gbagbo won’t be transferred, Serbia acquits 10 of hiding Mladic and won’t extradite 3 for Seselj contempt charges; and more

May 20, 2016

  Bemba defense asks for short sentence at ICC sentencing hearing while Prosecution asks for 25 years: Judges at the ICC heard arguments from the prosecution and defense regarding former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba’s sentencing.… Read More ›

Mustafa Badreddine.  Photo: dailystar.com.lb via Bing.

16 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – STL to decide on procedure after Badreddine’s death and ICC holds sentencing hearing for Bemba

May 17, 2016

  STL takes note of accused Badreddine’s death; to make judicial decision on future of proceedings: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said on Friday that it had taken note of media reports that disclosed the death of… Read More ›

ECCC accused; Nuon Chea.  Photo: commons.wikimedia.org via Bing (CC).

9 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Ble Goude ICC trial resumes, Katanga trial in DRC to restart and ECCC defense evidence

May 11, 2016

Gbagbo and Ble Goude trial resumes with sixth Prosecution witness: The joint trial of former president of the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister, Charles Ble Goude, has resumed with its sixth… Read More ›