Human Rights Violations

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31 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 31, 2015

Spain arrests American-Belgian businessman on charges of enslavement and pillaging ‘blood diamond’:  Michael Desaedeleer was arrested by Spanish authorities at Malaga airport in Spain on Friday, 28 August 2015. The National Court spokesman said Desaedeleer… Read More ›

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27 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 28, 2015

Habre refuses newly appointed defense lawyers: On Tuesday, 25 August 2015, Former Chadian President Hissene Habre refused to meet his court-appointed lawyers at the prison of Cap Manuel in Dakar, claiming he did not know… Read More ›

Leng Thirith at the ECCC.  Photo: ECCC via Flickr (CC).

24 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 25, 2015

Leng Thirith, ECCC accused in Case 002, dies:  On 10:30 am on 22 August 2015, ECCC accused person Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin, Cambodia. Though her cause of death was not made public, 83-year-old… Read More ›

20 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

20 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 21, 2015

ICC TC in Ruto case allows admission of recanted witnesses previous statements: Yesterday, 19 August 2015, ICC trial judges allowed the prosecution’s request for admission of recanted witness statements as evidence against Deputy President William Ruto.… Read More ›

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18 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 19, 2015

ICTY convicted Mile Mrksic dies in detention in Portugal: Mile Mrksic, former commander of the Republic of Serb Krajina Army general major, died 16 August 2015. A justice ministry spokesperson said that he died of… Read More ›

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17 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 17, 2015

Egypt rejects HRW’s call for a UN HR Council investigation of the Rabaa massacre: Egypt has rejected a call by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for an international investigation of the Rabaa massacre, occurring in… Read More ›

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

13 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 14, 2015

Mladic’s wife testifies to Gen. Mladic’s alibi during Srebrenica:  Bosilijka Mladic, the wife of former Bosnian-Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, testified at her husband’s war crimes trial at The Hague yesterday, 12 August 2015. She… Read More ›

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10 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 10, 2015

Kosovo passes laws to establish war crimes tribunal: Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court to assist with filing indictments against top wartime leaders and current politicians. The overnight vote,… Read More ›