War Crimes

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 November 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 ›

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

9 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habrè begins appeal against war crime conviction, Kosovo special prosecutor files charges against war crimes suspect, Sri Lanka’s mixed reaction to foreign advisors in war crimes investigations, and UN task force to develop strategy to combat sexual violence

January 9, 2017

Habrè starts appeal over war crimes conviction: On Monday, the legal team of Chad’s former leader Hisséne Habrè started the appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In May 2016,… Read More ›

ICC Accused, Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: heconversation.com via Bing (CC).

5 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC TC rejects Ntaganda jurisdiction challenge, Haradinaj arrested in France, Sri Lanka panel recommends int’l judges, and complaint submitted to ICC on Uganda crimes

January 5, 2017

ICC TC rejects Defence challenge of jurisdiction on 2 Counts in Ntaganda case: On 3 January 2017, the Trial Chamber of the ICC held that it has jurisdiction over counts 6 and 9 concerning the… Read More ›

Hissène Habré.  Photo: globalsolutions.org via Bing (CC).

21 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre appeal on 9 Jan, UNSC extends ICTY, Rwandan genocide trial delayed, and UN on Colombian amnesty bill

December 21, 2016

Habre appeal to be heard on 9 Jan by Extraordinary African Chambers: The Extraordinary African Chambers – a special tribunal set up by Senegal and the African Union – will hear the appeal of former… Read More ›

ICC accused, Dominic Ongwen.  Photo: International Criminal Court via Flickr.

6 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Trial against Ongwen begins

December 7, 2016

ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen begins with not guilty plea, and Prosecution and Victims opening statements: On 6 December 2016, the trial started in the Ongwen case before the ICC Trial Chamber IX. Dominic Ongwen is… Read More ›

Ratko Mladic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

5 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Mladic trial closing arguments, Ongwen landmark trial to begin, UN Peacekeeping chief on Liberia’s stability

December 5, 2016

Mladic Trial to hear Prosecution closing arguments: On Monday, the Prosecution started presenting its closing arguments in the trial of the former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic. The four-and-a-half year trial moves closer to its… Read More ›