War Crimes

Sudanese President Bashir.  Photo: openDemocracy via Flickr (CC).

18 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bashir travels to AU Summit and ICT Bangladesh issues sentences for 8

July 19, 2016

Bashir travels to Rwanda for summit with assurance of no ICC warrant arrest: On Saturday, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir travelled to Rwanda to attend the 27th African Union Summit in Kigali, in defiance of two ICC… Read More ›

El Salvador civil war. Photo: morallowground.com via Bing (CC).

15 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – El Salvador strikes amnesty law

July 15, 2016

El Salvador Supreme Court finds amnesty law from civil war unconstitutional: El Salvador’s Supreme Court has declared that aspects of the amnesty law which contributed to the country’s 1993 peace accords are in violation of… Read More ›

Bangladesh Supreme Court.  Photo: geolocation.ws via Bing (CC).

14 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Croatian WC trial and judgments expected in Bangladesh

July 15, 2016

Serbian paramilitary commander pleads not guilty in Croatian WC trial: On 13 July 2016, 61-year-old Dragan Wasiljkovic, also known as Daniel Sneddon, plead not guilty to the allegation that he committed ‘war crimes’ during the… Read More ›

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11 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Syria sued for war crimes in US Fed Crt, Srebrenica victims honored and further news on pardon of Saif

July 11, 2016

Family of Journalist killed in Syria sues Syrian Gov in US Federal Court for War Crimes: On Saturday, relatives of Marie Colvin, the American war reporter who died in an artillery barrage in Syria in… Read More ›

5 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations; ICC launches Bar Association for counsel and assistants; UN Human Rights Commissioner decries murder of HR attorney in Kenya

5 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations; ICC launches Bar Association for counsel and assistants; UN Human Rights Commissioner decries murder of HR attorney in Kenya

July 5, 2016

Amnesty highlights atrocities in Syria, calls on U.S. and others to increase pressure in negotiations: On July 4th, Amnesty International (AI) published a briefing highlighting that five different armed groups committed abductions, torture and summary killings… Read More ›

UN Human Rights Council.  Photo: United States Mission Geneva via Flickr (CC).

4 July 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC to consider Chilcot report, and AU called on to investigate Eritrean crimes

July 4, 2016

Chilcot report to be considered by ICC OTP in preliminary examination on crimes by UK soldiers: Two days ahead of the long-awaited publication of the Chilcot’s inquiry into British involvement in the Iraq war, the ICC released… Read More ›

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27 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – S-21 ECCC testimony

June 27, 2016

S-21 prison administrator testifies before ECCC: On June 3, a former administrator at the infamous S-21 security centre in Phnom Penh testified before the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Witness Sous Thy, who was in charge of… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba.  Photo:  ICC via Flickr.

21 June 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years, Former UN SG Annan questions ICC approach in Kenya Cases, UN Report confirms ISIS crimes against Yezidis amount to genocide, UN Report finds “pattern of gross violations” against Rohingya in Myanmar

June 23, 2016

ICC sentences former DRC VP Bemba to 18 years On 21 June 2016, the ICC Trial Chamber III sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years’ imprisonment for war crimes (WC) and crimes against humanity (CAH)… Read More ›