War Crimes

ICC indicted, Joseph Kony. Photo: shroomery.org via Bing (CC).

22 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians; AU requests international support in fight against Kony in C. African Republic; ECCC Co-prosecutors urge life sentence in lead up to closing arguments

May 22, 2017

UN unveils report suggesting S. Sudanese troops killed hundreds of civilians: A report by the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human… Read More ›

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

17 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Nuon Chea closing brief, ICC complaint alleges genocide of gay community in Russia; Russia on Mladic provisional release, Kosovo charges of war crimes domestically and more

May 18, 2017

Nuon Chea asks for full acquittal in closing brief before ECCC: In Case 002 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan at the ECCC, former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has request acquittal for charges of… Read More ›

Families of victims of human rights abuses in Argentina.  Photo: latinamericanstudies.org via Bing.

11 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC rejects Bemba request on reparations, Austria gives life sentence for Syria crimes, Serbia to fill war crimes pros position and Argentina combats reduced sentences for HR abusers

May 11, 2017

ICC TC rejects Bemba’s request to suspend reparations proceedings during appeal: On 5 May, Trial Chamber III of the ICC, in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, rejected the Defence’s request to… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo:  telegraph.co.uk via Bing (CC).

9 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Prosecutor address UNSC on Libya

May 10, 2017

ICC Prosecutor addresses UN Security Council on Libya; raises crimes against migrants: On 9 May 2017, the ICC Prosecutor made a statement to the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya; noting with concern the… Read More ›

ECCC. Photo: un.org via Bing

3 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC closing statements in Case 002/02 shortened, arrest in Poland on Ukrainian crimes, IIIM to start work on Syrian crimes soon, Ugandan Gov lobbies on African Court direct access

May 3, 2017

ECCC trial reduced time for closing arguments in Case 002/02: In response to a request from the Prosecution in ECCC case 002/2 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan for crimes against humanity and genocide, the… Read More ›

Ramush Haradinaj.  Photo: lahaine.org via Bing (CC).

2 May 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – French court denies Serbia’s Haradinaj extradition request

May 2, 2017

French court denies Serbia’s request for Haradinaj’s extradition:  On 27 April a French court in Colmar decided against extraditing the former Prime Minister of Kosovo and current opposition leader, Ramush Haradinaj, to Serbia citing procedural… Read More ›

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26 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC unseals warrant against Gaddafi era Interior Security Chief:

April 26, 2017

ICC unseals warrant against Gaddafi era Interior Security Chief: On 24 April 2017 the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber I unsealed an arrest warrant issued on 18 April 2013 for the Internal Security Department chief of former… Read More ›

Child Soldier in the DRC.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

24 April 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Dutch trader convicted as accessory to war crimes in Sierra Leone Civil War; Human Rights Watch pens letter to Gambia regarding past crimes accountability; Former Interahamwe leader sentenced to life for genocide by Rwanda high court; UN finds evidence of additional mass graves in DRC; prompting possible ICC probe

April 24, 2017

Dutch trader convicted as accessory to war crimes in Sierra Leone Civil War: Guus Kouwenhoven, an international timber trader, has been convicted by the Dutch appeal court of being an accessory to war crimes for… Read More ›