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2 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Police commander and policemen plead not guilty in Sarajevo, SLM-MM call for arrests on ICC warrants, Colombia grants first amnesties, and Nigeria on domestic legislation for int’l crimes

March 3, 2017

Vikic, Pusina, Uzunovic and Covcic plead not guilty to war crimes before Sarajevo court: On Monday, Dragan Vikic, former commander of the Bosnian Interior Ministry special police units, Jusuf Pusina, former Bosnian Interior Minister, and two former… Read More ›

Khieu Samphan.  Photo: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via Flickr (CC).

28 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC Case 002 scope reduced, and ICC Pres on Ongwen trial

February 28, 2017

  ECCC reduces scope of case 002 against Samphan and Chea: On 27 February 2016, the Trial Chamber of the ECCC reduced the scope of Case 002 against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, stating that… Read More ›

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

27 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UNSC concerned over reports of child soldiers, civilian deaths, & violence in DRC; HRW issues letter to UN Human Rights leadership to hold N. Korea accountable; Bemba sentencing 22 March at ICC, for offenses against administration of justice; ICC President to visit victim assistance programs in Uganda

February 27, 2017

UNSC concerned over reports of child soldiers, civilian deaths, & violence in DRC: On 24th February 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expressed concern over the recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo,… Read More ›

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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 ›