Kenya

29 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – African HR Court says Kenya violated indigenous people’s rights; ICTJ says Nepalese political leaders impeding war crimes investigations; U.S. immigrations team deports individual suspected in Srebrenica war crimes

29 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – African HR Court says Kenya violated indigenous people’s rights; ICTJ says Nepalese political leaders impeding war crimes investigations; U.S. immigrations team deports individual suspected in Srebrenica war crimes

May 29, 2017

African HR Court says Kenya violated indigenous people’s rights: On 26 May 2017, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights ruled that Kenya violated the Ogiek people’s right to land, religion, culture, development and… Read More ›

ICC indicted, Joseph Kony. Photo: shroomery.org via Bing (CC).

20 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Uganda pulls out of Kony search, Argentina signs ICC enforcement agreement, 17 more mass graves found in DRC and case on British colonial abuses in Kenya to begin investigations

April 21, 2017

Uganda ends participation in search for Kony: On Wednesday, Uganda’s military announced it is ending its pursuit of Joseph Kony, the alleged commander-in-chief of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). In a statement, the army said… Read More ›

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

19 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC OTP policy paper on case selection/prioritisation expands to environmental destruction probes; Witness prep decision in Ongwen case and decision on Kenya’s failure to cooperate

September 20, 2016

ICC OTP new policy paper on case selection and prioritisation could examine environmental destruction: On Thursday, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) released a Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation of… Read More ›

5 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations; ICC launches Bar Association for counsel and assistants; UN Human Rights Commissioner decries murder of HR attorney in Kenya

5 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations; ICC launches Bar Association for counsel and assistants; UN Human Rights Commissioner decries murder of HR attorney in Kenya

July 5, 2016

Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations: On July 4th, Amnesty International (AI) published a briefing highlighting that five different armed groups committed abductions, torture and summary killings… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba.  Photo:  ICC via Flickr.

21 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years, Former UN SG Annan questions ICC approach in Kenya Cases, UN Report confirms ISIS crimes against Yezidis amount to genocide, UN Report finds “pattern of gross violations” against Rohingya in Myanmar

June 23, 2016

ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years On 21 June 2016, the ICC Trial Chamber III sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years’ imprisonment for war crimes (WC) and crimes against humanity (CAH)… Read More ›

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

17 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Duch ECCC testimony, Mladic witness cross examined, UN Report on ISIS crimes against Yazidis and PEV victims app to ICC

June 17, 2016

Further testimony of Duch before ECCC: In Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, former chief of Khmer Rouge S-21 prison Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, continued his testimony for the sixth… Read More ›

Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto. Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

3 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC rejects Ruto request, El Salvador joins RS, African Court judgments and Mrs Gbagbo denies charges

June 4, 2016

ICC TC rejects Ruto request to investigate OTP; says apply to PTC: An ICC Trial Chamber has rejected the request of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto to initiate an investigation into ICC staff conduct, re-directing… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: maliweb.net via Bing.

5 May 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Prosecution appeals Seselj acquittal, ICC constitutes TC for Ongwen and Al-Mahdi, Ruto seeks investigation of OTP, and more

May 6, 2016

ICTY Prosecution appeals Seselj acquittal: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) prosecution has asked the court to either overturn Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj’s acquittal, correct claimed errors in the verdict… Read More ›