South Sudan

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 ›

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 ›