Torture

ICC Judges.  Photo: ICC via Flickr.

18 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC judicial candidates at panel discussion and Argentina gives sentences for CAH during ‘Dirty War’

September 19, 2017

CICC hosts panel discussion for ICC judicial candidates in The Hague:   On 18 September 2017, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court held panel discussions with the candidates in the upcoming ICC judicial elections.… Read More ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

13 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC receives observations on reduction to Lubanga’s sentence and UK police to probe UAE torture

September 13, 2017

ICC to receive observations from DRC government on Art 110 reduction of Lubanga sentence: The Registry of the ICC has reported to the three appointed judges of the court’s Appeals Chambers that the government of… Read More ›

Prison in Egypt.  Photo: latimes.com via Bing.

7 September 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW calls torture in Egypt CAH and IACHR to assess Venezuela human rights

September 7, 2017

HRW says torture used against political opponents in Egypt; likely CAH: In a report issued on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Egyptian security forces of widespread torture of detainees, which the human rights group… 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 ›

8 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Case on US torture designers goes to trial, and second review on Lubanga sentence

8 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Case on US torture designers goes to trial, and second review on Lubanga sentence

August 8, 2017

US Federal District Court allows civil case against torture memo designers to go to trial: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program… Read More ›

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.  Photo: theduran.com via Bing (CC).

3 August 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UK finds no domestic law for crime of aggression, CAH proceedings against Gambian in Switzerland expanded and Argentina gives life to judges for CAH

August 4, 2017

UK High Court rejects private prosecution against former PM Blair for crime of aggression: On 31 July, Britain’s High Court blocked an attempt to bring a private prosecution against former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair… Read More ›

Former Liberian President, Chalres Taylor.  Photo: theconversation.com via Bing (CC).

6 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Charles Taylor ex-wife charged with torture

June 7, 2017

Ex-wife of Charles Taylor arrested in London for torture allegations in Liberia: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s ex-wife, Agnes Reeves, was charged with torture in UK domestic Court. She was arrested on 1 June 2017… Read More ›

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26 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC unseals warrant against Gaddafi era Interior Security Chief:

April 26, 2017

ICC unseals warrant against Gaddafi era Interior Security Chief: On 24 April 2017 the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber I unsealed an arrest warrant issued on 18 April 2013 for the Internal Security Department chief of former… Read More ›