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28 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Spanish investigation into Syrian crimes, Bashir to attend Arab League summit and Cambodia / UN on ECCC funding

March 29, 2017

Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and CAH: A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes… Read More ›

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19 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC hears Pros witness in Ongwen trial, and UK SC Belhaj Judgment dismisses act of state / immunity appeals

January 20, 2017

Ongwen trial begins with Prosecution witness on LRA structure: On Tuesday 17 January, the ICC trial against former Lord Resistance Army (LRA) Commander Dominic Ongwen resumed with the expert testimony of Tim Allen. Mr. Allen,… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: via Bing.

22 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons, UN Mission Report highlights ISIL atrocities, and ICC starts war crimes trial for destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu

August 22, 2016

Amnesty Report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons: A new report by Amnesty International details the systematic use of rape and torture of tens of thousands political prisoners in Syria. The damning report estimates that 17,723 people… Read More ›

Juba, South Sudan.  Photo: Steve Evans via Flickr (CC).

8 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN HR Commissioner report of killings, sexual violence in South Sudan, UNCAT concerns over reprisals in Burundi, ICTY to establish information centres and alleged former Serbian rebel arrested for war crimes

August 9, 2016

UN HR Commissioner reports killings, sexual violence in S. Sudan clashes: According to the findings of a preliminary UN investigation into the latest outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the Government security forces carried out killings… Read More ›

ICTY accused, Radovan Karadzic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

27 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Complaint of Palestinian torture, Karadzic Notice of Appeal, refugee camp company advised on CAH, Kosovo mass graves and more

July 27, 2016

NGOs file complaint with ICC OTP over torture by Palestinian security services: The International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights (IFDHR) and the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHRUK) have filed a… Read More ›

Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

27 April 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ntaganda prosecution witness testimony, Mladic defense calls expert, ECCC testimony on S-21 and more

April 28, 2016

ICC Prosecution witness testifies on rebels arms civilians in Ntaganda trial: Witness P907, a former fighter with the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), said that commanders provided guns to civilians and encouraged them to pillage… Read More ›

UN Building.  Photo: murphydean via Flickr (CC).

25 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – War crimes in Libya and the ICC, Serbia cooperation on witness intimidation, ICC Preliminary Examination on Israel / Palestine and ECCC submissions

February 26, 2016

  UN reports says war crimes by all sides in Libya should be brought to ICC: A report issued by the United Nations says that war crimes and other human rights abuses have been committed… Read More ›

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9 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Habre Trial closing statements, UN report on Syria, ICTY convicted Tolimir dies, ICC apologises for witnesses named

February 10, 2016

Victims’ lawyers deliver closing in Habre Trial; verdict anticipated in May: In the trial of former Chadian president, Hissene Habre, lawyers representing the civil parties have begun closing arguments, which are expected to last two… Read More ›