Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

23 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC dismisses case against Im Chaem, ICC victim observations on Ntaganda jurisdiction question, and UN report on unfair Libyan trial of Saif Gaddafi

February 24, 2017

ECCC Co-investigating judge dismisses Case 004/01 against Im Chaem: On 22 February, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) dismissed Case 004/01 against former district leader Im Chaem on the grounds that she was not… Read More ›

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22 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – SA withdrawal from ICC unconstitutional, and Bosnia intends to appeal ICJ genocide judgment

February 22, 2017

SA High Court finds decision to withdraw from ICC “unconsitutional and invalid”: In the case brought by the opposition Democratic Alliance, the High Court of South Africa has ruled that the government’s withdrawal from the… Read More ›

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15 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gambia reverses ICC withdrawal, and Kosovo Truth Commission

February 15, 2017

Gambia official reverses decision to withdraw from ICC: On 10 February 2017 the UN Secretary General, as depository of the Rome Statute, received official notification from Gambia reversing its withdrawal from the ICC. Gambia was… Read More ›

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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 ›

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7 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Ble Goude trial resumes, AU appoints two judges to African Court, Colombian Pros to indict Banana companies for CAH

February 7, 2017

  Trial against Gbagbo resumes with testimony of prosecution witness: On 6 February 2016, the trial against Gbagbo resumed with the testimony of a prosecution witness. The witness who took the floor is a former… Read More ›

'Monumento a la memoria y la verdad' in San Salvador.  Photo: vancouver.mediacoop.ca via Bing (CC).

2 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – AU resolution on ICC, Haradinaj questioned in court, and compensation to El Salvador civil war victims

February 3, 2017

AU issues non-binding resolution for mass withdrawal from ICC: On Tuesday, the African Union (AU)  issued a non-binding resolution calling for an en masse withdrawal of African states from the ICC. The decision was issued… Read More ›

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30 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Former Gambia interior minister detained on suspicion of CAH; UN Sanctions monitors in Yemen investigate proportionality of Saudi-led air strikes; UN names hierarchy of panel to investigate war crimes in Syria; ICC OTP encourages ongoing support, concerned over potential US withdrawal

January 30, 2017

Former Gambia interior minister detained on suspicion of CAH: Ousman Sonko, Gambia’s former interior minister, has been detained in Switzerland, as he is being investigated for crimes against humanity. The complaint, which was lodged by… Read More ›

Azimjan Askarov.  Photo: kloop.kg 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 ›