Sri Lanka

Photo: srjnews.com via Bing.

9 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report on Syria hangings alleges CAH / WC, 19 judges appointed to Kosovo Tribunal, possible CAH against Rohingya and Sri Lanka seeks more time for WC probe

February 10, 2017

Amnesty report on 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison says CAH and WC committed:  A report released by Amnesty International on 7 February documented the execution of as many as 13,000 prisoners in mass hanging by… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

9 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habrè begins appeal against war crime conviction, Kosovo special prosecutor files charges against war crimes suspect, Sri Lanka’s mixed reaction to foreign advisors in war crimes investigations, and UN task force to develop strategy to combat sexual violence

January 9, 2017

Habrè starts appeal over war crimes conviction: On Monday, the legal team of Chad’s former leader Hisséne Habrè started the appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In May 2016,… Read More ›

ICC Accused, Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: heconversation.com via Bing (CC).

5 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC TC rejects Ntaganda jurisdiction challenge, Haradinaj arrested in France, Sri Lanka panel recommends int’l judges, and complaint submitted to ICC on Uganda crimes

January 5, 2017

ICC TC rejects Defence challenge of jurisdiction on 2 Counts in Ntaganda case: On 3 January 2017, the Trial Chamber of the ICC held that it has jurisdiction over counts 6 and 9 concerning the… Read More ›

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

24 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – South Africa initiates ICC withdrawal, UN Commissioner urges action on Aleppo, El Chapo appeal denied and UN Rapporteur urges Sri Lankan protection of minorities post-conflict

October 24, 2016

South Africa initiates ICC withdrawal: On 21 October, the South African government announced that it has formally notified the UN Secretary General that the country will be withdrawing from the ICC. The announcement came a… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo: scrapetv.com via Bing (CC).

8 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Conflicting reports on Saif’s release, French court sentences Rwandan mayors, OTP cooperation on missing persons, and Sri Lanka accountability

July 9, 2016

Conflicting reports on release of Saif Gaddafi from Libyan detention: Lawyers for Muammar Gaddafi’s son and presumed successor, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, have announced to French news outlets that Saif Gaddafi was released from imprisonment on… Read More ›

ECCC.  Photo: ru.wikipedia.org via Bing (CC).

28 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS: UN HR Commissioner Report calls for transitional justice, war crimes prosecutions in Sri Lanka; HRW encourages inquiries into former U.S., French involvement in Habre’s rise to power; Duch Testimony concludes at ECCC

June 29, 2016

UN HR Commissioner Report calls for transitional justice, war crimes prosecutions in Sri Lanka The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report calling for the prosecution of war crimes and the protection of… Read More ›

Guatemalan victims of sexual violence. Photo: ajc.com via Bing.

29 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Mali confirmation hearings, Serbia’s response to ICTY Seselj order, Guatemala sexual violence conviction, Sri Lanka investigation and more

March 1, 2016

ICC to begin confirmation of charges hearings against Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi on 1 March:  The confirmation charges hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi will be held before the… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org via Bing (CC).

11 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Life recommended for Habre, Romanian CAH conviction upheld and OHCHR on justice in Sri Lanka

February 11, 2016

Prosecution recommends life sentence for Habre: If convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Prosecutors have recommended life in prison for former Chad ruler Hissene Habre. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990… Read More ›