Victims

Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

23 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC dismisses case against Im Chaem, ICC victim observations on Ntaganda jurisdiction question, and UN report on unfair Libyan trial of Saif Gaddafi

February 24, 2017

ECCC Co-investigating judge dismisses Case 004/01 against Im Chaem: On 22 February, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) dismissed Case 004/01 against former district leader Im Chaem on the grounds that she was not… Read More ›

International Court of Justice. Photo: Frans Berkelaar via Flickr (CC)

22 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – SA withdrawal from ICC unconstitutional, and Bosnia intends to appeal ICJ genocide judgment

February 22, 2017

SA High Court finds decision to withdraw from ICC “unconsitutional and invalid”: In the case brought by the opposition Democratic Alliance, the High Court of South Africa has ruled that the government’s withdrawal from the… Read More ›

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

16 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Int’l arrest warrant for crimes against Yazidi, and Trust Fund for Victims submission

February 16, 2017

German Federal Prosecutor gets int’l arrest warrant for genocide and war crimes against Yazidi: According to the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office obtained an international arrest warrant for a high-ranking… Read More ›

'Monumento a la memoria y la verdad' in San Salvador.  Photo: vancouver.mediacoop.ca via Bing (CC).

2 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – AU resolution on ICC, Haradinaj questioned in court, and compensation to El Salvador civil war victims

February 3, 2017

AU issues non-binding resolution for mass withdrawal from ICC: On Tuesday, the African Union (AU)  issued a non-binding resolution calling for an en masse withdrawal of African states from the ICC. The decision was issued… Read More ›

Azimjan Askarov.  Photo: kloop.kg via Bing (CC).

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 ›

Former Romanian President, Ion Iliescu.  Photo: octavpelin.wordpress.com via Bing (CC).

17 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ongwen trial resumes, and former Romanian Pres charged domestically with CAH

January 18, 2017

ICC Ongwen trial resumes with Prosecution case: Last December, opening statements were given by the Prosecution and victims in the Ongwen case. On 17 January, the trial resumed with the beginning of the Prosecution case. The… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org via Bing (CC).

10 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre appeal begins, Karadzic former adviser tried in Sarajevo

January 10, 2017

Appeal begins in Habre case before the Extraordinary African Chambers: On 9 January 2016, the hearings in the appeal trial of former Chad President Hissene Habre started before the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), a special… Read More ›

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

6 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Trial against Ongwen begins

December 7, 2016

ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen begins with not guilty plea, and Prosecution and Victims opening statements: On 6 December 2016, the trial started in the Ongwen case before the ICC Trial Chamber IX. Dominic Ongwen is… Read More ›