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28 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Spanish investigation into Syrian crimes, Bashir to attend Arab League summit and Cambodia / UN on ECCC funding

March 29, 2017

Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and CAH: A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes… Read More ›

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8 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – trial in Guatemala for military officials, 5 charged w/ war crimes in Bangladesh, SA revokes ICC withdrawal

March 9, 2017

  Guatemalan judges send 5 military officers to trial for illegal detention, torture, sexual violence and enforced disappearance: A Guatemalan Judge has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to try five senior military officers for… Read More ›

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17 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – new UN investigation into Syria, and Swedish court give life sentence for Syrian crimes

February 17, 2017

UN setting up new unit to investigate crimes in Syria:  A new investigative unit will be established by the UN to “analyse information, organise and prepare files on the worst abuses that amount to international… Read More ›

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9 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report on Syria hangings alleges CAH / WC, 19 judges appointed to Kosovo Tribunal, possible CAH against Rohingya and Sri Lanka seeks more time for WC probe

February 10, 2017

Amnesty report on 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison says CAH and WC committed:  A report released by Amnesty International on 7 February documented the execution of as many as 13,000 prisoners in mass hanging by… Read More ›

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3 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – complaint alleged Dutch bank’s complicity in Mexican CAH

February 3, 2017

Complaint with NL Public Pros filed against Rabobank for complicity in Mexican CAH: A complaint has been submitted to the public prosecutor in The Netherlands on behalf of Mexican human rights NGO, SMX Collective seeking to… Read More ›

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1 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT orders release of Turkish judge, Serbian NGO on killings in Kosovo war, Amnesty report on Philippines and CAH, and Bosnian Serb indicted in Sarajevo for prisoner killings

February 1, 2017

MICT orders Turkey to release judge by 14 February: The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has ordered Turkey to release MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, whose ongoing detention in Turkey has frozen an appeals… Read More ›

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25 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – LRA radio signaller evidence against Ongwen, submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case and Kyrgyzstan decision on life sentence of HR defender

January 25, 2017

ICC hears evidence from LRA radio signaller in Pros case against Ongwen: On 23rd January 2017 a former radio-signaller for the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) delivered witness testimony in the case of The Prosecutor v… Read More ›

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

13 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC decision on Ongwen medical exam, and Haradinaj released in France

January 16, 2017

ICC TC rejects Ongwen leave to appeal on Medical exam: On 12 December,  Trial Chamber IX of the ICC in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen rejected accused, Dominic Ongwen’s leave to appeal on… Read More ›