South Sudan

Laurent Gbagbo.  Photo: Paterne DIDI via Flickr (CC).

26 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS Gbago and Blé Goudé Trial; Oric trial in Bosnia Herzegovina; Investigation in Burundi; South Sudan peace process

January 27, 2016

Gbago and Blé Goudé Trial to begin Thursday, 28 January at ICC: The trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé is scheduled to begin on Thursday 28 January… Read More ›

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

16 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – South Africa gender violence, UN Secretary General year-end address, Bensouda update on Darfur, Serbian war crimes strategy

December 17, 2015

UN urges ongoing vigilance in South Africa and Sudan, citing violence against women and children: U.N. Special Rapporteur on violence against women Dubravka Šimonovic urged the South African government to take action to end violence… Read More ›

Naser Oric.  Photo: sh.wikipedia.org via Bing (CC).

11 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Venezuela ICC complaint, Mladic ICTY witness and S. Sudan sexual violence efforts

November 13, 2015

Venezuelan group asks for ICC inquiry into Maduro allegations: On Tuesday, 10 November, a request to investigate alleged crimes against humanity committed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and seven other government officials was presented to… Read More ›

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

30 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ongwen confirmation in The Hague, OTP closes Honduras PE, Gbagbo trial postponed and more

October 31, 2015

ICC decides against conducting Ongwen’s confirmation of charges hearing in Uganda: On Wednesday, 28 October 2015 the ICC decided not to hold the confirmation of charges hearing for Dominic Ongwen in Uganda, according to an… Read More ›

Laurent Gbagbo.  Photo: Paterne DIDI via Flickr (CC).

27 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ruto no case to answer motion, decision on Gbagbo venue request, Mladic and ECCC testimony and more

October 28, 2015

ICC TC denies Gbagbo request to hold trial in Abidjan: On Monday, 26 October 2015 the ICC Trial Chamber denied a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo’s lawyers to hold his trial in Abidjan… Read More ›

Photo: Special Tribunal for Lebanon via Flickr (CC).

30 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 1, 2015

ICC finds “reasonable grounds” to proceed with hearing against Timbuktu war crimes suspect:  Timbuktu war crimes suspect Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi appeared before the ICC on 30 September.  The single judge of Pre-Trial Chamber  I confirmed… Read More ›

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

24 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 24, 2015

South Sudan says HRW report does not reflect reality on ground: South Sudan’s government rejected a recent report by Human Rights Watch that accuses government troops and allied militia from the Bul Nuer of committing… Read More ›

Juba, South Sudan.  Photo: Steve Evans via Flickr (CC).

23 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 23, 2015

HRW report says S. Sudan troops committed war crimes against civilians:  On Wednesday 22 July 2015, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report finding that crimes were committed by the S. Sudanese army and its allies. Potentially… Read More ›