War Crimes

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 ›

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 ›

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

14 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Katanga domestic WC trial resumes, Beara dies in prison, ICC complaint on Australia immigration detention, Mercep WC sentence increased, and IHAT investigation to close

February 15, 2017

  Katanga appears in DRC military court for war crimes charges: On 10 February 2017, Katanga’s domestic military trial resumed. In this domestic trial, Katanga, along with six co-accused, is charged with “war crimes, crimes… Read More ›

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

1 February 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – MICT orders release of Turkish judge, Serbian NGO on killings in Kosovo war, Amnesty report on Philippines and CAH, and Bosnian Serb indicted in Sarajevo for prisoner killings

February 1, 2017

MICT orders Turkey to release judge by 14 February: The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has ordered Turkey to release MICT Judge Aydin Sefa Akay, whose ongoing detention in Turkey has frozen an appeals… Read More ›

Acquitted ICTY Accused, Ramush Haradinaj.  Photo: tasnimnews.com via Bing (CC).

24 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – speculation over Haradinaj’s transfer to Hague and Livni cancels trip over war crimes suit

January 25, 2017

Serbian war crimes prosecutor tells media that Haradinaj could be extradited to Hague Kosovo Tribunal: The head of the Serbian war crimes prosecution office, Milan Petrovic, told the Deutsche Welle that there was a possibility… Read More ›

Aleppo.  Photo: english.al-akhbar.com via Bing (CC).

16 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – HRW calls ISIS Iraq bombings “CAH”, Kosovo indicts alleged former KLA leader for war crimes, Investigators find evidence of Syrian links to chemical weapons use, and Prosecution begins its case against Ongwen at ICC

January 16, 2017

HRW calls ISIS Iraq bombings “CAH,” calls for compensation: Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that the recent car and suicide bombs in Baghdad by the Islamic State, which targeted crowded civilian areas including markets… Read More ›

Acquitted ICTY Accused, Ramush Haradinaj.  Photo: tasnimnews.com via Bing (CC).

11 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Haradinaj to appear in French court, Amnesty calls for CAR justice reform, ECCC expert testimony on human remains, investigation on Meas Muth finished, and EU fundings for African HRs

January 12, 2017

Haradinaj to appear in French court on Thursday on Serbian extradition request: Kosovo’s former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is due to appear before a French court on Thursday 12th January to appeal his ongoing detention… 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 ›