News about the Courts

UN Secretery General, Antonio Guterres.  Photo: via Bing.

16 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bensouda to visit Colombia, Ukraine gives WCs evidence to OTP, MICT on communications with DU, and possible WCs at Mali peacekeeping HQ

August 17, 2017

  Bensouda to visit Colombia about war crimes investigations: ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will visit Colombia in September to gather information regarding the status of domestic-level war crime investigations concerning some of Colombia’s top… Read More ›

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15 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC new Libya arrest warrant

August 15, 2017

ICC issues arrest warrant against Al-Werfalli for Libya war crimes: On 15 August 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the ICC issued a public arrest warrant against Libyan national, Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli, for the war crime of murder… Read More ›

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11 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Colombian war crimes files and Kosovo court alleges war crimes

August 14, 2017

Colombia’s post-conflict justice mechanism receives war crimes files: On 8 August 2017, Colombia’s transitional justice body announced the receipt of12,000 case files for alleged war criminals stemming from the decades long civil war between the… Read More ›

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9 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Myanmar Gov Inquiry finds no CAH, MICT allows Stanisic to attend on webcast, and Germany charges Syrian man with WC

August 10, 2017

Commission of Inquiry by the Myanmar government finds no CAH during violence in Rakhine: Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe announced on 6 August 2017 that an inquiry conducted by the government’s ‘Rakhine Investigative Commission’ into violence… Read More ›

8 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Case on US torture designers goes to trial, and second review on Lubanga sentence

8 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Case on US torture designers goes to trial, and second review on Lubanga sentence

August 8, 2017

US Federal District Court allows civil case against torture memo designers to go to trial: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program… Read More ›

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7 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Del Ponte quits Syria inquiry, and Conf Karadzic decision to S&S retrial

August 7, 2017

Former ICTY Prosecutor, Del Ponte, resigns from UN Inquiry on Syria: Carla Del Ponte has resigned from Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, citing the UN Security Council’s inaction regarding international… Read More ›

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3 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UK finds no domestic law for crime of aggression, CAH proceedings against Gambian in Switzerland expanded and Argentina gives life to judges for CAH

August 4, 2017

UK High Court rejects private prosecution against former PM Blair for crime of aggression: On 31 July, Britain’s High Court blocked an attempt to bring a private prosecution against former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair… Read More ›

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31 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Munyakazi given life in Rwanda for genocide, and UK High Court rejects extradition of 5 to Rwanda for fear of unfair trial

August 1, 2017

Leopold Munyakazi convicted in Rwanda of genocide; given life: On 14 July 2017, Leopold Munyakazi was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide by the Intermediate Court of Muhanga. He had found asylum… Read More ›