Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: thisisafrica.me via Bing.

20 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – TC finds five guilty in Bemba contempt case, Bensouda on DRC violence, call for experts in Al-Mahdi reparations

October 21, 2016

ICC TC issues judgment on Bemba contempt charges; five found guilty: On 19 October, ICC Trial Chamber VII issued it judgment in the Article 70 contempt cases against accused Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, and former defence counsel… Read More ›

Mavi Marmara.  Photo: Yasin Onat via Flickr (CC).

19 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bashir and Russia, Mavi Marmara victims fear case dismissal, Croatia indicts Djukic

October 20, 2016

Bashir to visit Russia despite ICC arrest warrant: The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that President Omar Al-Bashir will travel to Russia to discuss mutual cooperation and coordination in international forums; the two… Read More ›

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17 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN denounces rape culture in Liberia, Germany calls out possible war crimes in Syria, S.Sudan reports numerous deaths in recent fighting, ICC Prosecutor “closely” watching extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

October 17, 2016

UN denounces ongoing rape culture in Liberia, remnants of former conflict: On Friday, the UN released a report documenting the high rate of rape cases and widespread perpetrator impunity in Liberia. Jointly produced by the… Read More ›

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13 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi parliament votes on withdrawal, Simone Gbago trial resumes and ICC decision on witness testimony

October 13, 2016

Burundi lower house of parliament passes bill to withdraw from ICC: On 12 October 2016, the lower house of Burundi’s parliament voted, by 94 out of 110 members, to support the withdrawal of the country… Read More ›

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

11 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – First day of reparations hearings in Lubanga case

October 13, 2016

First day of reparations hearings at ICC in Lubanga case: On 11 October 2016 started the first of two days of hearings at the ICC on reparations in the Lubanga trial.  During this first day,… Read More ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

10 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi announces plan to leave ICC, ICC to hold reparations hearing in Lubanga case, France to pursue Aleppo war crimes claim at ICC, UNSC fails to adopt resolutions on Syria and ECCC to resume hearings in Case 002/02

October 10, 2016

Burundi announces plan to leave ICC following OTP preliminary probe – On 6 October, Burundi’s government announced that it wants to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The government’s decision comes six months… Read More ›

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6 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bensouda on OTP Palestine/ Israel visit, Reparations phase for Al-Mahdi, Kosovo court witness protection, ICC Situation in Gabon and TC decision in Ongwen case

October 6, 2016

Bensouda issues statement on OTP visit to Palestine / Israel: Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has outlined plans for a delegation from the OTP to visit Israel and Palestine from 5… Read More ›

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3 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Colombians reject peace deal, El Salvador Judge reopens investigation in El Mozote massacre, Amnesty report on chemical weapons in Darfur, ICC Preliminary examination into Gabon and UNHRC on Yemen

October 3, 2016

Colombians reject landmark peace deal via referendum: On 2 October, the Colombian public voted by a narrow margin to reject the government’s peace deal with the country’s leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Army Forces (FARC). With… Read More ›