Rwanda

Leopold Munyakazi.  Photo: anngarrison.com via Bing.

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 ›

Augustine Ngirabatware.  Photo: presstv.com via Bing.

21 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT grants review of Ngirabatware conviction; Chea closing arguments; submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case, and conviction of MICT judge in Turkey

June 22, 2017

MICT grants review of conviction of Ngirabatware before ICTR: The UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has granted a request for review of the ICTR judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Augustin… Read More ›

Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

24 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Dutch trader convicted as accessory to war crimes in Sierra Leone Civil War; Human Rights Watch pens letter to Gambia regarding past crimes accountability; Former Interahamwe leader sentenced to life for genocide by Rwanda high court; UN finds evidence of additional mass graves in DRC; prompting possible ICC probe

April 24, 2017

Dutch trader convicted as accessory to war crimes in Sierra Leone Civil War: Guus Kouwenhoven, an international timber trader, has been convicted by the Dutch appeal court of being an accessory to war crimes for… Read More ›

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

10 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN recognizes 23rd Anniversary of Rwanda Genocide; calls for prevention; UN Secretary General forms task force to combat sexual exploitation; ICC hosts stakeholders, experts for medical ethics in detention seminar; Prosecutors request S. Africa referral to UN Security Council over al-Bashir

April 11, 2017

UN recognizes 23rd Anniversary of Rwanda Genocide; calls for prevention: Commemorating the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said that the only way to honour the memory… Read More ›

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

21 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Prlic appeal hearing begins, Mladic defence seeks provisional release and Pope apology on Rwanda genocide

March 22, 2017

Appeal hearing of six Bosnian Croats begins at ICTY: On 20 March 2017, the appeal hearing against i) Jadranko Prlić, President of of the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) and prime minister of the ‘Croatian Republic… Read More ›

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

4 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC TC rejects Ongwen appeal on understanding charges, Germany charges on Syria executions, and request renewed for extraditions to Rwanda

January 4, 2017

ICC Trial Chamber rejects Ongwen leave to appeal oral decision on understanding charges: Trial Chamber IX has rejected the Defence’s request for leave to appeal the Chamber’s previous decision on Ongwen’s understanding of the nature… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org via Bing (CC).

21 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre appeal on 9 Jan, UNSC extends ICTY, Rwandan genocide trial delayed, and UN on Colombian amnesty bill

December 21, 2016

Habre appeal to be heard on 9 Jan by Extraordinary African Chambers: The Extraordinary African Chambers – a special tribunal set up by Senegal and the African Union – will hear the appeal of former… Read More ›

Aleppo.  Photo: english.al-akhbar.com via Bing (CC).

15 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – early release for two ICTR convicts, possible war crimes in Aleppo, and amnesty law in Colombia

December 15, 2016

MICT grants convicted Nahimana and Rukundo early release: On 14 December 2016, the UN’s Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) announced that Ferdinand Nahimana and Emmanuel Rukundo will be released early. The decisions in the… Read More ›