Human Rights Violations

Flag of Sri Lanka.  Photo: Dhammika Heenpella via Flickr (CC).

14 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Sri Lanka seeks more time for probe as TNA calls for int’l intervention

March 15, 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years for investigation after TNA insists on int’l mechanism:  On 13 March 2017, the Sri Lankan Governement has sought for a « two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments… Read More ›

Germain Katanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

14 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic WC trial resumes, Beara dies in prison, ICC complaint on Australia immigration detention, Mercep WC sentence increased, and IHAT investigation to close

February 15, 2017

  Katanga appears in DRC military court for war crimes charges: On 10 February 2017, Katanga’s domestic military trial resumed. In this domestic trial, Katanga, along with six co-accused, is charged with “war crimes, crimes… Read More ›

Kim Jong Un.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

6 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Human Rights Commissioner releases report on CAH against Rohingya; N. Korea senior leader removed amid corruption accusations; Amnesty to provide submission in legality of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

February 6, 2017

UN Human Rights Commissioner releases report on CAH against Rohingya: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a report indicating that the widespread human rights abuses against the Rohingya population by Myanmar’s… Read More ›

ICTY building. Photo: ICTY photos via Flickr (CC)

1 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT orders release of Turkish judge, Serbian NGO on killings in Kosovo war, Amnesty report on Philippines and CAH, and Bosnian Serb indicted in Sarajevo for prisoner killings

February 1, 2017

MICT orders Turkey to release judge by 14 February: The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has ordered Turkey to release MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, whose ongoing detention in Turkey has frozen an appeals… Read More ›

Azimjan Askarov.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

25 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – LRA radio signaller evidence against Ongwen, submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case and Kyrgyzstan decision on life sentence of HR defender

January 25, 2017

ICC hears evidence from LRA radio signaller in Pros case against Ongwen: On 23rd January 2017 a former radio-signaller for the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) delivered witness testimony in the case of The Prosecutor v… Read More ›

UN Security Council.  Photo: François Proulx via Flickr (CC).

22 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Security Council calls for the immediate need for humanitarian aid in Lake Chad Region, Gambian former leader Jammeh leaves for Guinea following election loss challenge, and UNSC “alarmed” over reported executions, property destruction in Palmyra

January 23, 2017

Security Council calls for the immediate need for humanitarian aid in Lake Chad Region: The United Nations Security Council has condemned the terrorist attacks committed by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin. It has… Read More ›

Former Romanian President, Ion Iliescu.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

17 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ongwen trial resumes, and former Romanian Pres charged domestically with CAH

January 18, 2017

ICC Ongwen trial resumes with Prosecution case: Last December, opening statements were given by the Prosecution and victims in the Ongwen case. On 17 January, the trial resumed with the beginning of the Prosecution case. The… Read More ›

ICC Premanent Premises, The Hague. Photo: by ICL Media Review (rights reserved).

12 January 2017 –  NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Report on ICC legal aid system, and US sanctions N. Korea for HR abuses

January 12, 2017

Report released on ICC legal aid system: Richard Rogers has just concluded his assessment of the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Legal Aid System, which was commissioned by the Registry of the ICC. As preliminary points… Read More ›