ICC

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

6 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Trial against Ongwen begins

December 7, 2016

ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen begins with not guilty plea, and Prosecution and Victims opening statements: On 6 December 2016, the trial started in the Ongwen case before the ICC Trial Chamber IX. Dominic Ongwen is… Read More ›

Ratko Mladic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

5 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Mladic trial closing arguments, Ongwen landmark trial to begin, UN Peacekeeping chief on Liberia’s stability

December 5, 2016

Mladic Trial to hear Prosecution closing arguments: On Monday, the Prosecution started presenting its closing arguments in the trial of the former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic. The four-and-a-half year trial moves closer to its… Read More ›

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

1 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Decisions and Filings in Ongwen as Trial Approaches, IACHR on Mexico Disappearances, Bensouda on Malian Domestic Trial, ICTY Arrest Warrants and more

December 1, 2016

Trial Chamber IX makes decisions on evidence, protective measures and amicus briefs as Ongwen trial date approaches: The trial of Dominic Ongwen is due to begin on Tuesday 6 December 2016 before the International Criminal… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: un.org via Bing

30 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC testimony, MICT Registrar appointed, ICTY info center, Duterte on ICC, possible CAH against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and more

November 30, 2016

ECCC hears testimony from Pol Pot’s nephew in case against Chea and Samphan: Seng Lytheng, the 70-year old nephew of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has testified as a defence witness in the ongoing trial… Read More ›

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

25 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – call for investigation of crimes in Philippines

November 29, 2016

NGO calls for ICC to investigate alleged Duterte crimes: On Wednesday 23 November 2016, the international human rights group No Peace Without Justice, in the margins of the 15th Session of the International Criminal Court… Read More ›

Assembly of States Parties.  Photo: bashirwatch.org via Bing (CC).

21 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Kofi Annan warns against ICC withdrawals, members reaffirm support at ASP, Russia to withdraw signature from Rome Statute, OTP unveils Policy on Children, UNSC extends mandate for Syrian chemical attacks investigation, and virtual reality model to aid Nazi war crimes cases

November 21, 2016

Former UN Sec Gen Annan warns against abandoning ICC; Members reaffirm support at ASP: On Friday, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned against the recent withdrawal of Burundi, Gambia and South Africa from the… Read More ›

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

16 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – OTP report on Prelim Examinations; Gambia notifies UN of withdrawal, annual ASP meeting begins, Prosecutor Schwendiman on new Kosovo court and Bashir travels

November 17, 2016

ICC OTP releases annual report on Preliminary Examinations: ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has released her annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (2016), providing an overview of the ten situations under consideration for possible investigation which… Read More ›

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

15 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT Pres calls for release of arrested Turkish MICT judge; ICC TC decides on legal aid for Victims’ legal reps, and Ntaganda defence requests stay of proceedings

November 15, 2016

MICT President Meron demands release of Turkish MICT judge arrested after coup attempt: MICT President Theodor Meron has called for the release of the MICT Turkish judge, Aydin Sedaf Akay. Mr. Akay was arrested in… Read More ›