UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council.  Photo: United States Mission Geneva via Flickr (CC).

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 ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

21 August 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

August 23, 2015

ICC hears arguments on sentence of Lubanga: Friday, 21 August 2015 the ICC heard an appeal from Thomas Lubanga’s legal team asking for an early release. Lubanga was sentenced to 14 years for using child… 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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7 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

July 7, 2015

UN HR Council votes to adopt report on Israel / Gaza conflict: The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to adopt the report on last summer’s Israel-Gaza conflict on Friday 3 July 2015. The resolution… Read More ›

24 June 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

24 June 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

June 24, 2015

UN opens Seoul Office for investigating human rights violations in N. Korea: On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the United Nations officially opened a new field office in Seoul to “monitor and document” human rights violations… Read More ›

16 June 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

June 16, 2015

ICC launches radio outreach program ahead of Ongwen confirmation proceedings: The Outreach Unit of the International Criminal Court launched eight series of radio talk shows targeting an estimated audience of over 10 million people in… Read More ›