Former Romanian President, Ion Iliescu.  Photo: 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: 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 ›

ICTY building. Photo: ICTY photos via Flickr (CC)

15 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT Pres calls for release of arrested Turkish MICT judge; ICC TC decides on legal aid for Victims’ legal reps, and Ntaganda defence requests stay of proceedings

November 15, 2016

MICT President Meron demands release of Turkish MICT judge arrested after coup attempt: MICT President Theodor Meron has called for the release of the MICT Turkish judge, Aydin Sedaf Akay. Mr. Akay was arrested in… Read More ›

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. via Bing (CC).

26 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gambia ICC withdrawal, ECCC testimony on forced marriage and cricitism of Republic Srpska for awards

October 26, 2016

Gambian Minister announces withdraw from ICC: Gambia has announced its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Information Minister Sheriff Bojang has accused the ICC of ignoring the war crimes of the West –… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: via Bing.

20 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – TC finds five guilty in Bemba contempt case, Bensouda on DRC violence, call for experts in Al-Mahdi reparations

October 21, 2016

ICC TC issues judgment on Bemba contempt charges; five found guilty: On 19 October, ICC Trial Chamber VII issued it judgment in the Article 70 contempt cases against accused Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, and former defence counsel… Read More ›

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

11 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – First day of reparations hearings in Lubanga case

October 13, 2016

First day of reparations hearings at ICC in Lubanga case: On 11 October 2016 started the first of two days of hearings at the ICC on reparations in the Lubanga trial.  During this first day,… Read More ›

Thomas Lubanga.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

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 ›