War Crimes

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28 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Spanish investigation into Syrian crimes, Bashir to attend Arab League summit and Cambodia / UN on ECCC funding

March 29, 2017

Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and CAH: A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes… Read More ›

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

21 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Prlic appeal hearing begins, Mladic defence seeks provisional release and Pope apology on Rwanda genocide

March 22, 2017

Appeal hearing of six Bosnian Croats begins at ICTY: On 20 March 2017, the appeal hearing against i) Jadranko Prlić, President of of the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) and prime minister of the ‘Croatian Republic… Read More ›

Juba, South Sudan.  Photo: Steve Evans via Flickr (CC).

20 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Congo Military members charged with war crimes after attack video; EU resolution calls for HRC investigation into Myanmar Rohingya persecution; President Duterte of Philippines unintimidated by prospect of ICC charge; UN Refugee Agency says S. Sudan experiencing “fastest growing” refugee crisis

March 20, 2017

Congo Military members charged with war crimes after attack video: Seven members of the Congolese Army have been arrested and charged with war crimes following the release of a video last month which depicted the… Read More ›

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14 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Sri Lanka seeks more time for probe as TNA calls for int’l intervention

March 15, 2017

Sri Lanka seeks two more years for investigation after TNA insists on int’l mechanism:  On 13 March 2017, the Sri Lankan Governement has sought for a « two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments… Read More ›

Benedicto Lucas García.  Photo: hngn.com via Bing.

8 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – trial in Guatemala for military officials, 5 charged w/ war crimes in Bangladesh, SA revokes ICC withdrawal

March 9, 2017

  Guatemalan judges send 5 military officers to trial for illegal detention, torture, sexual violence and enforced disappearance: A Guatemalan Judge has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to try five senior military officers for… Read More ›

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7 March 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC communication against Hamas leader, former US ambassadors at large on S. Sudan tribunal and ICC AC judgment schedule for Ntaganda contact restriction appeal

March 8, 2017

Communication filed at ICC against Hamas leader for use of human shields: On 6 March 2017, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice and Calev Michael Myers, an Israeli attorney, filed, on behalf of the Israel-Li (Israel… 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 ›

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 ›