South Sudan

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

20 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Congo Military members charged with war crimes after attack video; EU resolution calls for HRC investigation into Myanmar Rohingya persecution; President Duterte of Philippines unintimidated by prospect of ICC charge; UN Refugee Agency says S. Sudan experiencing “fastest growing” refugee crisis

March 20, 2017

Congo Military members charged with war crimes after attack video: Seven members of the Congolese Army have been arrested and charged with war crimes following the release of a video last month which depicted the… Read More ›

South Sudanese soldiers.  Photo: theconversation.com via Bing (CC).

7 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC communication against Hamas leader, former US ambassadors at large on S. Sudan tribunal and ICC AC judgment schedule for Ntaganda contact restriction appeal

March 8, 2017

Communication filed at ICC against Hamas leader for use of human shields: On 6 March 2017, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice and Calev Michael Myers, an Israeli attorney, filed, on behalf of the Israel-Li (Israel… Read More ›

Photo: United Nations Photo via Flickr (CC).

6 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UNSC delegates hear of Boko Haram impacts to peace and security; Following famine declaration, UN Relief Coordinator highlights desperate situation in S. Sudan; UN HR Commissioner says hybrid court needed in Sri Lanka to ensure justice

March 6, 2017

UNSC delegates hear of Boko Haram impacts to peace and security: On 4 March 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) undertook a country visit in Chad to highlight the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the… 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 ›

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 ›