War Crimes

Rios Montt trial in Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 9, 2013.  Photo: coolloud via Flickr (CC).

12 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 12, 2015

Guatemalan Appeals Court denies Rios Montt request for amnesty on retrial: 89-year-old former dictator, Efrain Rios Montt’s request for an amnesty appeal was rejected by a Guatemalan appeals court. The appeal would have ended the… Read More ›

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8 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 9, 2015

ICC OTP says it plans to ask Chamber to open investigation into Russia / Georgia crimes: The Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has assigned the Situation in Georgia to Pre-Trial Chamber I. Mrs.… Read More ›

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Photo:  ECCC via Flickr (CC).

6 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 8, 2015

Katanga appears before ICC judges concerning sentence: Germain Katanga, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison by the ICC in 2014 for his role the February 2003 attack on the village of Bogoro in… Read More ›

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7 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURT

October 8, 2015

Doctors Without Borders requests humanitarian investigation: Doctors Without Borders is requesting the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Afghan, according to a report 7 October. Specifically, Doctors Without… Read More ›

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5 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 5, 2015

UN says bombing of Kunduz hospital might be a war crime:  United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has stated publicly that the seriousness of the Kunduz hospital bombing may amount to a war… Read More ›

Bashar al Assad.  Photo: proyecto40.com via Bing (CC).

1 October 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

October 2, 2015

France initiates CAH investigation of Assad: On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, the Paris prosecutor’s office said that France is investigating Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, over alleged crimes against humanity. An official at the prosecutor’s office… Read More ›

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25 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 26, 2015

OTP intends to add 60 counts to charges against Ongwen: On 24 September, the ICC made public that the Office of the Prosecutor has given formal notice that it intends to expand the scope of… Read More ›

UN Building.  Photo: murphydean via Flickr (CC).

24 September 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS

September 24, 2015

Bashir cancels plan to attend UN GA in NY: Sudan’s ministry of foreign affairs said that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has abandoned his plan to lead his government’s delegation at the UN general assembly in… Read More ›