Sri Lanka

ICTY Building.  Photo: Roman Boed via Flickr (CC)

23 October 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Rapporteur notes delay in justice in Sri Lanka and MICT tries video calls from DU

October 24, 2017

Flag of Sri Lanka. Photo: Dhammika Heenpella via Flickr (CC). UN Rapporteur for Transitional Justice notes delays in addressing war crimes in Sri Lanka: On 23 October 2017, the UN special rapporteur for transitional justice,… Read More ›

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

5 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Inquiry recommends ICC action of CAH in Burundi, Sri Lanka supports ambassador accused of WCs, US rejects appeal of ICTR genocidaire convict, and research conducted on rape motives.

September 6, 2017

UN Commission of Inquiry finds CAH in Burundi; recommends ICC action: On 5 September 2016, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said it had “reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been… Read More ›

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28 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – STL victim testimony, Kosovo arrest of Serb national, and Sri Lanka ambassador accused of war crimes

August 29, 2017

Victims and family members begin testimony at the STL: On 28 August 2017, the first victim testified before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) through video from Beiruth. Mrs Ghalayini told the five judges about… Read More ›

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14 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Sri Lanka seeks more time for probe as TNA calls for int’l intervention

March 15, 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years for investigation after TNA insists on int’l mechanism:  On 13 March 2017, the Sri Lankan Governement has sought for a « two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments… Read More ›

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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 ›

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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 ›