UN Security Council

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29 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – genocide complaint against Assad in Germany, arrested MICT judge petitions for immunity, and Amnesty on impunity in Jamaica

November 30, 2016

Criminal complaint filed against Assad in Germany for genocide under universal jurisdiction: On 28 November 2016, a group of German lawyers filed a criminal complaint against President Bashar al-Assad before the German Federal prosecutors. These… Read More ›

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21 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Kofi Annan warns against ICC withdrawals, members reaffirm support at ASP, Russia to withdraw signature from Rome Statute, OTP unveils Policy on Children, UNSC extends mandate for Syrian chemical attacks investigation, and virtual reality model to aid Nazi war crimes cases

November 21, 2016

Former UN Sec Gen Annan warns against abandoning ICC; Members reaffirm support at ASP: On Friday, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned against the recent withdrawal of Burundi, Gambia and South Africa from the… Read More ›

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10 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor addresses UNSC on Libya, and EU oncrimes in Balkin States

November 11, 2016

ICC Prosecutor tells UNSC about making Libya situation a priority: On 9 November 2016, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addressed the UN Security Council on the Situation on Libya before the court; including the cases against Saif… Read More ›

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31 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Kosovo Special Prosecution files new charges against Limaj, UN SG concerned over ICC withdrawals, UN Inquiry accuses Eritrea of crimes against humanity and UN Envoy urges ICC investigation in Idlib school attack

October 31, 2016

Kosovo Prosecutor files new charges against Limaj, previously acquitted by ICTY: The Special Prosecution of the Republic of Kosovo filed war crimes charges on Friday against former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander turned politician, Fatmir… Read More ›

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10 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi announces plan to leave ICC, ICC to hold reparations hearing in Lubanga case, France to pursue Aleppo war crimes claim at ICC, UNSC fails to adopt resolutions on Syria and ECCC to resume hearings in Case 002/02

October 10, 2016

Burundi announces plan to leave ICC following OTP preliminary probe – On 6 October, Burundi’s government announced that it wants to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The government’s decision comes six months… Read More ›

ICC Premanent Premises, The Hague. Photo: by ICL Media Review (rights reserved).

5 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Israel consents to visit of ICC delegation, Bangladesh hangs former Jamaat Leader prompting rights groups concern, UNSC directs protection force in South Sudan, and South Korea implements legislation to investigate North Korean abuses

September 5, 2016

Israel consents to visit of ICC delegation: On Friday, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Emmanuel Nahshon, told the press that an ICC delegation will be allowed to visit Israel in the context of the Court’s preliminary examination into… Read More ›

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13 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICTY accused Hadzic dies, ICC refers Uganda and Dijbouti over Bashir and US approves of Sri Lanka efforts

July 14, 2016

ICTY accused Goran Hadzic dies: Former leader of the Serb Croats Goran Hadžić has died at his home in Northern Serbia from brain cancer at the age of 57. Hadžić’s trial at the ICTY –… Read More ›

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10 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UNSC addressed by ICC OTP and ICTY / MICT President and Prosecutor

June 10, 2016

ICTY President Carmel Agius and ICTY / MICT Prosecutor Serge Brammertz address UNSC: Addressing the UN Security Council on 8 June 2016, ICTY President Carmel Agius stated that Serbia violated its cooperation agreement with the… Read More ›