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26 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 27, 2015

UNESCO calls recent destruction of Syrian cultural ruins “war crimes”: Irina Bokova, Director-General of United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, called the Sunday, 23 August 2015, destruction of the ancient temple of Baalshamin in… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: radiookapi.net via Bing (CC).

25 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 26, 2015

ICC Presidency recomposes panel of judges sitting on bench in Bemba case: On Monday 24 August 2015, the Presidency of the ICC replaced two judges of Trial Chamber VII in the case The Prosecutor v.… Read More ›

Leng Thirith at the ECCC.  Photo: ECCC via Flickr (CC).

24 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 25, 2015

Leng Thirith, ECCC accused in Case 002, dies:  On 10:30 am on 22 August 2015, ECCC accused person Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin, Cambodia. Though her cause of death was not made public, 83-year-old… Read More ›

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17 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 17, 2015

Egypt rejects HRW’s call for a UN HR Council investigation of the Rabaa massacre: Egypt has rejected a call by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for an international investigation of the Rabaa massacre, occurring in… Read More ›

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10 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 10, 2015

Kosovo passes laws to establish war crimes tribunal: Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court to assist with filing indictments against top wartime leaders and current politicians. The overnight vote,… Read More ›

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5 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 6, 2015

Ivory Coast Court sentences former members of Gbagbo detail for PEV crimes: The bodyguard for former President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Ivory Coast military court… Read More ›

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23 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 23, 2015

HRW report says S. Sudan troops committed war crimes against civilians:  On Wednesday 22 July 2015, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report finding that crimes were committed by the S. Sudanese army and its allies. Potentially… Read More ›

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21 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 22, 2015

Habre trial adjourns until 7 September after appointment of defence lawyers: Security officials had to forcibly bring Hissene Habre to the Extraordinary African Chambers (CAE) Tuesday 21 July. When the Presiding Judge asked for Habre’s… Read More ›