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6 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UNSC delegates hear of Boko Haram impacts to peace and security; Following famine declaration, UN Relief Coordinator highlights desperate situation in S. Sudan; UN HR Commissioner says hybrid court needed in Sri Lanka to ensure justice

March 6, 2017

UNSC delegates hear of Boko Haram impacts to peace and security: On 4 March 2017, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) undertook a country visit in Chad to highlight the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the… Read More ›

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22 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Security Council calls for the immediate need for humanitarian aid in Lake Chad Region, Gambian former leader Jammeh leaves for Guinea following election loss challenge, and UNSC “alarmed” over reported executions, property destruction in Palmyra

January 23, 2017

Security Council calls for the immediate need for humanitarian aid in Lake Chad Region: The United Nations Security Council has condemned the terrorist attacks committed by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin. It has… Read More ›

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14 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Judges amendment Regulations, Mladic defence ends closing statements, Bensouda on Sudan to UNSC, and more

December 14, 2016

ICC Judges amend Court Regulations at 25th plenary session: The ICC Judges adopted seven amendments to the Regulations of the Court during their thirty-fifth plenary session. They are as follows: first, an amendment was made… Read More ›

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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 ›