War Crimes

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.  brightsblog.wordpress.com via Bing (CC).

23 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor statement on Al-Mahdi trial

August 23, 2016

ICC Prosecutor Bensouda releases statement on start of Al-Mahdi trial: The ICC Prosecutor has released a press statement on the start of the trial explaining Mr Al-Mahdi’s role in the deliberate destruction of historic and… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: maliweb.net via Bing.

22 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons, UN Mission Report highlights ISIL atrocities, and ICC starts war crimes trial for destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu

August 22, 2016

Amnesty Report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons: A new report by Amnesty International details the systematic use of rape and torture of tens of thousands political prisoners in Syria. The damning report estimates that 17,723 people… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: maliweb.net via Bing.

16 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Al-Mahdi trial open on 22 August, Philippines President accused of CAH

August 16, 2016

  Al-Mahdi trial to open at ICC on 22 August: Mr. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi’s trial for war crimes will start on 22 August 2016 at the ICC before Trial Chamber VIII. On 24… Read More ›

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

11 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC expert witness not to testify, and ICT Bangladesh sentences 1 to death; 7 to life

August 11, 2016

Expert witness refuses to testify before ECCC: On 9 August 2016, Michael Vickery announced to the Khmer rouge tribunal that he no longer wishes to testify as an expert witness. The renowned historian was due… Read More ›

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict.  Photo: libela.org via Bing (CC).

10 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN on sexual violence in S. Sudan, ICC Prosecution request on court finances, Kosovo war crimes conviction and Ocampo on Yazidi communication and genocide

August 10, 2016

UN urges action on accountability for sexual violence crimes in S. Sudan: The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has expressed disappointment that her meetings with South… Read More ›

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

8 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN HR Commissioner report of killings, sexual violence in South Sudan, UNCAT concerns over reprisals in Burundi, ICTY to establish information centres and alleged former Serbian rebel arrested for war crimes

August 9, 2016

UN HR Commissioner reports killings, sexual violence in S. Sudan clashes: According to the findings of a preliminary UN investigation into the latest outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the Government security forces carried out killings… Read More ›

Ljubomir Borovcanin.  Photo: en.rfi.fr via Bing.

3 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Borovcanin early release, UNSMIL warns of WC and CAH and Serbia rejects ICTY request

August 4, 2016

Borovcanin released from prison after 2/3 of ICTY sentence served for Srebrenica: The UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals has confirmed that ex-Deputy Commander of the Serb Bosnian police Ljubomir Borovcanin has been released from… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

2 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre ordered to pay compensation, Simone Gbagbo trial delayed, Bosnian man arrest in Brazil for WC

August 2, 2016

Habre ordered to pay compensation to victims of crimes against humanity: On 29 July 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers Court ordered Habré to pay compensation to his victims of crimes against humanity (CAH). Compensations amount reported… Read More ›