Human Rights Violations

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Photo:  ECCC via Flickr (CC).

30 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 31, 2015

ECCC witness testifies that Samphan present at airport worksite:  The final witness concerning the Kampong Chhnang airport website, Khin Vat, gave her testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, yesterday 29 July… Read More ›

Armed pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine walk past next to the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photo: EPA/ANASTASIA  VLASOVA via Bing (CC).

29 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 30, 2015

Doctors without Borders cites ongoing crimes and lack of resources in Yemen: On 29 July 2015, the humanitarian organization Doctors without Borders reported on the continuing war crimes being committed in Yemen and its severe… Read More ›

Mavi Marmara.  Photo: alresalah.ps via Bing (CC).

27 JULY 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 27, 2015

Prosecution files notice of appeal against decision ordering reconsideration of investigation into crimes on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla:  The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has filed a notice of appeal, appealing the… Read More ›

South Sudan Rebels loyal to Riek Machar in Lankien, South Sudan, Jan 23, 2014. Photo: Jerome Starkey via Flickr (CC).

24 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 24, 2015

South Sudan says HRW report does not reflect reality on ground: South Sudan’s government rejected a recent report by Human Rights Watch that accuses government troops and allied militia from the Bul Nuer of committing… Read More ›

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

23 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 23, 2015

HRW report says S. Sudan troops committed war crimes against civilians:  On Wednesday 22 July 2015, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report finding that crimes were committed by the S. Sudanese army and its allies. Potentially… Read More ›

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

21 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 22, 2015

Habre trial adjourns until 7 September after appointment of defence lawyers: Security officials had to forcibly bring Hissene Habre to the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) Tuesday 21 July. When the Presiding Judge asked for Habre’s… Read More ›

Djingarey Berre Mosque, Timbuktu, North of Mali.  Photo:  United Nations photo via Flickr, no changes (CC).

20 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 21, 2015

UN requests ICC probe of destruction of mausoleums in Mali: The United Nation’s cultural wing reported the destruction of precious mausoleums to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Irina Bokova, the organisation’s general director, told reporters… Read More ›

Mavi Marmara.  Photo: Yasin Onat via Flickr (CC).

16 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 17, 2015

PTC asks Prosecution to reconsider decision not to open investigation into attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla: On 17 July, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber granted a request from the Government of the Union of the Comoros to… Read More ›