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: 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: 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 ›

ECCC. Photo: Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via Flickr.

3 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC testimony on purges, probe into French military during in Rwanda genocide and Mladic closing statements

December 5, 2016

ECCC hears testimony on motives for purges: On Friday 2 December 2016, witness Sing Oeng gave testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in the trial against accuseds Khieu Samphan and… Read More ›

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

23 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC Supreme Court delivers appeal judgment, US Extradition of Croatian woman, UN HRC appoints Commissioners for Inquiry on Burundi, Meeting on N. Korea human rights, Rwandan Catholic Church issues genocide apology, and African Court reaffirms jurisdiction

November 24, 2016

ECCC Supreme Court Chamber delivers appeal judgment in Case 002/01 against Chea and Samphan: The Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC has delivered its judgment in the appeal cases of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan… Read More ›

South Sudan Rebels loyal to Riek Machar in Lankien, South Sudan, Jan 23, 2014. Photo: Jerome Starkey via Flickr (CC).

14 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Envoy warns of South Sudan plunging into ethnic war, Dutch extradition of Rwandan suspects accused of involvement in 1994 genocide, and Bosnian prosecutor investigates former Croatian army members for war crimes

November 14, 2016

UN Envoy warns political conflict in South Sudan could escalate into ethnic war: During his visit to South Sudan on Friday, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide warned that the country is… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

28 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bemba defence doc in support of appeal, Munyakazi deported from US to Rwanda, center for evidence of N Korea crimes opens

September 28, 2016

Public redacted version of document in support of appeal: Today the public redacted version of the Defence’s “Document in Support of Appeal” was released in the ICC’s case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo,… Read More ›