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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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17 July 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – date set for Gbagbo detention decision and Rohingya Muslims have access to media

July 17, 2017

ICC Appeals Chamber set date to deliver judgment on Gbagbo’s continued detention: The ICC Appeals Chamber will deliver its judgement on the Defence appeal against the “Decision on Mr Gbagbo’s Detention” in a public hearing… Read More ›

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21 June 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT grants review of Ngirabatware conviction; Chea closing arguments; submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case, and conviction of MICT judge in Turkey

June 22, 2017

MICT grants review of conviction of Ngirabatware before ICTR: The UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has granted a request for review of the ICTR judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Augustin… Read More ›

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Photo:  ECCC via Flickr (CC).

19 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC victims’ closing brief and statement from Mladic defence on provisional release

May 19, 2017

ECCC victim submit closing brief in case against Chea and Samphan:  In the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan before the ICC, victims acting as a civil party have submitted their closing brief.  The… Read More ›

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18 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – IACHR on Brazil abuses, and ICC Trust Fund program in Côte d’Ivoire

May 18, 2017

Inter-American Court of HRs issues judgment on police abuses in Brazil: On 12 May, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) issued a ruling condemning Brazil for police violence and for failing to ensure justice… Read More ›

Families of victims of human rights abuses in Argentina.  Photo: via Bing.

11 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC rejects Bemba request on reparations, Austria gives life sentence for Syria crimes, Serbia to fill war crimes pros position and Argentina combats reduced sentences for HR abusers

May 11, 2017

ICC TC rejects Bemba’s request to suspend reparations proceedings during appeal: On 5 May, Trial Chamber III of the ICC, in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, rejected the Defence’s request to… Read More ›

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27 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – EAC upholds conviction of Habre on appeal

April 27, 2017

Extraordinary African Chambers upholds conviction of Habre on appeal: On 27 April the Extraordinary African Chambers issued its judgment on appeal confirming the trial judgment which convicted the former Chadian leader for war crimes and life… Read More ›

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

6 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor on DRC crimes, ICTY Pros opposes Mladic provisional release, TC guidance on witness contacts in Ntaganda case and UN probe on chemical weapon attack

April 6, 2017

Prosecutor says certain crimes in DRC within ICC jurisdiction: On 4 April, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC issued a statement addressing the recent escalation of violence in the Kasaï provinces of DRC.… Read More ›