Bashar al Assad.  Photo: proyecto40.com via Bing (CC).

1 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 2, 2015

France initiates CAH investigation of Assad: On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, the Paris prosecutor’s office said that France is investigating Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, over alleged crimes against humanity. An official at the prosecutor’s office… Read More ›

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30 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 1, 2015

ICC finds “reasonable grounds” to proceed with hearing against Timbuktu war crimes suspect:  Timbuktu war crimes suspect Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi appeared before the ICC on 30 September.  The single judge of Pre-Trial Chamber  I confirmed… Read More ›

Djingarey Berre Mosque, Timbuktu, North of Mali.  Photo:  United Nations photo via Flickr, no changes (CC).

27 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 27, 2015

ICC takes into custody Malian rebel accused of destroying Timbuktu mausoleum: On Saturday, 27 September, the ICC Malian suspect Ahmad Al Mahdi Al Faqi, also known as Abu Tourab, arrived in The Hague from Niger. … Read More ›

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25 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 26, 2015

OTP intends to add 60 counts to charges against Ongwen: On 24 September, the ICC made public that the Office of the Prosecutor has given formal notice that it intends to expand the scope of… Read More ›

UN Building.  Photo: murphydean via Flickr (CC).

24 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 24, 2015

Bashir cancels plan to attend UN GA in NY: Sudan’s ministry of foreign affairs said that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has abandoned his plan to lead his government’s delegation at the UN general assembly in… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: radiookapi.net via Bing (CC).

23 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 24, 2015

ICC Judges decline Lubanga appeal for shorter sentence: On 22 September, ICC Appeals Chamber declined Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’s appeal to reduce his 14 year prison sentence for war crimes.  While the three judge… Read More ›

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21 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 22, 2015

International community reacts to UN report on Sri Lanka crimes: The international community has spoken out in response to the UN Human Rights Council report released last week identifying patterns of grave violations by both… Read More ›

Karma Khayat; STL Contempt proceedings.  Photo: english.al-akhbar.com via Bing (CC).

19 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 20, 2015

STL clears Lebanese journalist and company of interfering with justice charges: On Friday, 18 September 2015, Lebanese TV journalist Karma Khayat, and her TV station Al Jadeed were cleared of the charge of obstructing justice by… Read More ›