UN Human Rights Council

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27 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – DRC rebel surrenders to MONUSCO, team of experts appointed for Kasai region abuses, and ICC victim reparation plan for Katanga

July 27, 2017

DRC rebel leader wanted for alleged CAH surrenders to MONUSCO: On 26 July 2017, the founder and leader of a Congolese rebel group who has been allegedly involved in a number of atrocities committed in… Read More ›

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27 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga victims receive $1 million in reparations; first award of its kind; UN sends fact-finding mission to Myanmar for Rohingya investigations; UN Human Rights Council documenting crimes, prosecution case against N. Korea

March 27, 2017

Katanga victims receive $1 million in reparations; first award of its kind: On 24 March 2017, the International Criminal Court ordered ex-militia leader Germain Katanga to pay reparations to victims in the Democratic Republic of… 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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13 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC summons S. Africa representative over failure to apprehend al-Bashir; ICJ rejects Serbia request to revise decision over disputed Sarajevo Representative; Former N. Korean Investigative Lead urges HR Council to pursue case for CAH; UN HR Lead says Rohingya targeted by Myanmar Military, amounting to CAH

March 13, 2017

ICC summons S. Africa representative over failure to apprehend al-Bashir: Officials from South Africa have been asked to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7 2017, in connection with the country’s failure… 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 ›

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25 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – LRA radio signaller evidence against Ongwen, submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case and Kyrgyzstan decision on life sentence of HR defender

January 25, 2017

ICC hears evidence from LRA radio signaller in Pros case against Ongwen: On 23rd January 2017 a former radio-signaller for the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) delivered witness testimony in the case of The Prosecutor v… Read More ›

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23 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC Supreme Court delivers appeal judgment, US Extradition of Croatian woman, UN HRC appoints Commissioners for Inquiry on Burundi, Meeting on N. Korea human rights, Rwandan Catholic Church issues genocide apology, and African Court reaffirms jurisdiction

November 24, 2016

ECCC Supreme Court Chamber delivers appeal judgment in Case 002/01 against Chea and Samphan: The Supreme Court Chamber of the ECCC has delivered its judgment in the appeal cases of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan… Read More ›

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24 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – South Africa initiates ICC withdrawal, UN Commissioner urges action on Aleppo, El Chapo appeal denied and UN Rapporteur urges Sri Lankan protection of minorities post-conflict

October 24, 2016

South Africa initiates ICC withdrawal: On 21 October, the South African government announced that it has formally notified the UN Secretary General that the country will be withdrawing from the ICC. The announcement came a… Read More ›