South Sudan

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 ›

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

17 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN denounces rape culture in Liberia, Germany calls out possible war crimes in Syria, S.Sudan reports numerous deaths in recent fighting, ICC Prosecutor “closely” watching extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

October 17, 2016

UN denounces ongoing rape culture in Liberia, remnants of former conflict: On Friday, the UN released a report documenting the high rate of rape cases and widespread perpetrator impunity in Liberia. Jointly produced by the… Read More ›

Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: ecosocialojocritico.wordpress.com via Bing (CC).

12 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ntaganda stages hunger strike, ICTY schedules closing arguments in Mladić case, and UN DRC Mission extracts hundreds of armed S.Sudanese

September 12, 2016

Ntaganda stages hunger strike, refuses to attend hearings at ICC: Former Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has gone on hunger strike to protest restrictions imposed by ICC… Read More ›

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

5 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Israel consents to visit of ICC delegation, Bangladesh hangs former Jamaat Leader prompting rights groups concern, UNSC directs protection force in South Sudan, and South Korea implements legislation to investigate North Korean abuses

September 5, 2016

Israel consents to visit of ICC delegation: On Friday, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Emmanuel Nahshon, told the press that an ICC delegation will be allowed to visit Israel in the context of the Court’s preliminary examination into… Read More ›

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict.  Photo: libela.org via Bing (CC).

10 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN on sexual violence in S. Sudan, ICC Prosecution request on court finances, Kosovo war crimes conviction and Ocampo on Yazidi communication and genocide

August 10, 2016

UN urges action on accountability for sexual violence crimes in S. Sudan: The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has expressed disappointment that her meetings with South… Read More ›

19 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Botswana defends ICC as Al-  Bashir travels to Rwanda; ICTY rejects Croatian bid to become “friend of the  court”; International Crimes Tribunal sentences three more to death.

19 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Botswana defends ICC as Al- Bashir travels to Rwanda; ICTY rejects Croatian bid to become “friend of the court”; International Crimes Tribunal sentences three more to death.

July 20, 2016

  Botswana defends ICC as Al-Bashir travels to Rwanda: While members of the Rome Statute shall honor warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), so far six African members refused to arrest Sudanese President Omar… Read More ›

Bangladesh Supreme Court.  Photo: geolocation.ws via Bing (CC).

8 March 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Kosovo WC court, SC of Bangladesh affirms death sent; HRW calls for hybrid ct in S. Sudan

March 9, 2016

Kosovo President-elect Thaci supports war crimes court: Kosovo’s president-elect, Hashim Thaci, has pledged to “fully support” a new war crimes court prosecuting members of the guerrilla group he once led. It is unclear whether he… Read More ›

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

24 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC receives documents on treatment of minorities, UNSC statement on UNMISS base attack and

February 25, 2016

ECCC receives large amounts of documentary evidence on treatment of Cham Muslims and Vietnamese: On Tuesday, 23 February 2016, documentary evidence was presented at the ECCC included a recording, played by senior assistant prosecutor Dale… Read More ›