Human Rights Violations

Hissène Habré.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

11 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Life recommended for Habre, Romanian CAH conviction upheld and OHCHR on justice in Sri Lanka

February 11, 2016

Prosecution recommends life sentence for Habre: If convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Prosecutors have recommended life in prison for former Chad ruler Hissene Habre. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990… Read More ›

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

4 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre closing arguments approach, Mladic defense witness and ECCC criticism

February 5, 2016

Closing arguments in Habre trial to start on 8 Feb: Closing arguments will take place on February 8-12th in the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, with a verdict expected by the end of May.… Read More ›

ICC Judges.  Photo: ICC via Flickr.

1 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Chambers practice manual, Gbagbo defense submissions, Syria amnesty, and ICC withdrawal discussions

February 2, 2016

Chambers practice manual released by ICC Judges: International Criminal Court (ICC) Judges issued the “Chambers Practice Manual” today – the first update of the “Pre-Trial Practice Manual” released last year. Due to the Manual expanding… Read More ›

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28 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Goude trial begins, Ongwen confirmation concludes, ECCC testimony in Case 002 and UN report on CAH in Yemen

January 29, 2016

Gbagbo and Ble Goude trial begins at the ICC: Today the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened the trial against two alleged perpetrators in the post-election violence on the Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: via Bing

21 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC testimony, Kosovo Serb politician sentenced for WC, and ICC Ongwen confirmation

January 22, 2016

ECCC witness testifies about crimes to his family: Witness Lach Kry, brother of now deceased Lach Ny, told the Khmer Rouge tribunal that his brother became “psychotic” for nearly five months after some of his… Read More ›

Germain Katanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

19 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic prosecution, UN Report on Iraq, and more

January 20, 2016

UN Report cites deaths, mass displacement in Iraq since IS Control: Tuesday, 19 January 2016 a United Nations report details the impact on civilians in Iraq from 1 May 2015 to 31 October 2015 in… Read More ›

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8 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Transfer of Ntaganza to Rwanda delayed, Guatemala arrests 14 for CAH, Sri Lankan WC investigation to be planned and Ukraine to sue Russia at ICJ

January 8, 2016

Transfer of Ntaganzwa to Rwanda delayed by DRC authorities: The Congolese government has not decided whether it will extradite Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa to Rwanda, yet. Ntaganzwa was arrested on 7 December 2015 in the… Read More ›

Former President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

22 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Colombian gov admits responsibility for 1988 massacre and Int’l arrest warrant issued for Blaise Compaore

December 22, 2015

Colombian Government admits responsibility and asks for forgiveness for 1988 Segovia massacre: The Government of Colombia has held a ceremony admitting responsibility for the 1988 massacre by paramilitary forces in the town of Segovia Colombia,… Read More ›