Victims

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: latinamericanstudies.org 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 ›

Hissene Habre.  Photo: afrofocus.com via Bing (CC).

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 ›

Germain Katanga.  Photo: scrapetv.com via Bing (CC).

24 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga victims receive reparations

March 24, 2017

ICC awards individual and collective reparations to victims participating in Katanga case:  On 24 March 2017, the ICC awarded individual and collective reparations to the victims participating in the case against Germain Katanga who were affected by an… Read More ›

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 ›