Torture

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 ›

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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: maliweb.net 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 ›