Human Rights Violations

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10 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Georgia investigation update and agreed fact dispute in Ntaganda case

October 12, 2017

  ICC Prosecution on Georgia investigation: The ICC staff member, Phakiso Mochochoko,  Director of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC), gave an… Read More ›

3 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW report details domestic proceedings on Syrian crimes

3 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW report details domestic proceedings on Syrian crimes

October 3, 2017

HRW releases report on domestic trials and investigations on crimes in Syria: On 2 October 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 66-page report detailing the various domestic measures in several European countries to address… Read More ›

26 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Submissions made on Lubanga reduction of sentence, and Bensouda participates in UNGA meeting

26 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Submissions made on Lubanga reduction of sentence, and Bensouda participates in UNGA meeting

September 26, 2017

Submissions from Defence, Prosecution and OPCV on Lubanga reduction of sentence: On 21 September, Defence, Prosecution and OPCV filed observations submissions to the Appeals Chamber on the reduction of the sentence  in the Lubanga case… Read More ›

Former South Korean President Park Geun Hye.  Photo:   koreaboo.com via Bing.

23 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN WGAD petitioned about former President Park’s detention

September 23, 2017

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives communication on detention of former South Korean President Park’s treatment in detention:  On 15 August 2017, an urgent Communication was submitted to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary… Read More ›

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21 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Jordan asked for more info on Bashir immunity, Ntaganzwa domestic trial presents witnesses, Burundi Commission of Inquiry report, and communication to ICC for Palestine P.E.

September 21, 2017

ICC asks Jordan for further information about immunities argument for Bashir: On 18 September, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC issued a decision requesting Jordan to provide further information in relation to its failure to arrest… Read More ›

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7 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW calls torture in Egypt CAH and IACHR to assess Venezuela human rights

September 7, 2017

HRW says torture used against political opponents in Egypt; likely CAH: In a report issued on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Egyptian security forces of widespread torture of detainees, which the human rights group… Read More ›

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5 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Inquiry recommends ICC action of CAH in Burundi, Sri Lanka supports ambassador accused of WCs, US rejects appeal of ICTR genocidaire convict, and research conducted on rape motives.

September 6, 2017

UN Commission of Inquiry finds CAH in Burundi; recommends ICC action: On 5 September 2016, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said it had “reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been… Read More ›

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.  Photo: balkaninsight.com via Bing.

21 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICTY drops contempt case against Ostojic, new evidence sought in S&S retrial, Iraq seeks UN assistance in crimes probe and Nigeria est human rights review mechanism

August 22, 2017

ICTY issues revised indictment order in contempt case after Jovo Ostojic’s death: On 17 August 2017, the ICTY Trial Chamber I issued a issued a Revised Order in Lieu of Indictment in the Jojic et… Read More ›