Sri Lanka

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ›

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8 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Transfer of Ntaganza to Rwanda delayed, Guatemala arrests 14 for CAH, Sri Lankan WC investigation to be planned and Ukraine to sue Russia at ICJ

January 8, 2016

Transfer of Ntaganzwa to Rwanda delayed by DRC authorities: The Congolese government has not decided whether it will extradite Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa to Rwanda, yet. Ntaganzwa was arrested on 7 December 2015 in the… Read More ›

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

5 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ruto / Sang ICC trial to resume, ICTY to address Karadzic and Seselj in 2016 and Sri Lankan Pres speak on WC court

January 6, 2016

Ruto and Sang trial resume at ICC on 14 January: The case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang will resume 14 and 15 January at the ICC. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda closed… Read More ›

Vladimir Lazarevic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

3 December 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Lazarevic arrives in Serbia and Sri Lanka on war crimes investigations

December 3, 2015

Lazarevic arrives in Serbia after early release from ICTY: Former Yugoslav Army official Vladimir Lazarevic arrived in Nis, Serbia after being awarded an early release from the ICTY. He was flown home by the Serbian… Read More ›