War Crimes

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

11 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Life recommended for Habre, Romanian CAH conviction upheld and OHCHR on justice in Sri Lanka

February 11, 2016

Prosecution recommends life sentence for Habre: If convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Prosecutors have recommended life in prison for former Chad ruler Hissene Habre. Habre ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990… Read More ›

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9 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Habre Trial closing statements, UN report on Syria, ICTY convicted Tolimir dies, ICC apologises for witnesses named

February 10, 2016

Victims’ lawyers deliver closing in Habre Trial; verdict anticipated in May: In the trial of former Chadian president, Hissene Habre, lawyers representing the civil parties have begun closing arguments, which are expected to last two… Read More ›

Mural of Ratko Mladic.  Photo: Emmanuel in Europe via Bing (CC).

4 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre closing arguments approach, Mladic defense witness and ECCC criticism

February 5, 2016

Closing arguments in Habre trial to start on 8 Feb: Closing arguments will take place on February 8-12th in the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, with a verdict expected by the end of May.… Read More ›

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3 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – First Pros witnesses against Gbagbo / Ble Goude, Russia not participating in ICC investigation, UN on CAH by N. Korea, ECCC testimony and ethics allegations, ICC complaint on Nigeria, immunity decision in US and more

February 4, 2016

Ble Goude denies responsibility for PEV crimes as first Pros witness testifies: On Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 3 February 2016 in the trial against Gbagbo and Ble Goude the latter’s lawyers have been describing… Read More ›

Ratko Mladic.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

2 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Mladic expert witness, AI critical of Nigeria Gen, ICC Bemba decision date

February 3, 2016

Mladic Expert Witness questioned by Prosecution on Srebrenica accounts: Tuesday, 2 February 2016 Dusan Pavlovic, Mladic’s expert witness, again stated that “at least 4,000 to 5,000” Bosnian Army soldiers and civilians were killed while trying… Read More ›

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1 February 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC Chambers practice manual, Gbagbo defense submissions, Syria amnesty, and ICC withdrawal discussions

February 2, 2016

Chambers practice manual released by ICC Judges: International Criminal Court (ICC) Judges issued the “Chambers Practice Manual” today – the first update of the “Pre-Trial Practice Manual” released last year. Due to the Manual expanding… Read More ›

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28 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Gbagbo / Goude trial begins, Ongwen confirmation concludes, ECCC testimony in Case 002 and UN report on CAH in Yemen

January 29, 2016

Gbagbo and Ble Goude trial begins at the ICC: Today the International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened the trial against two alleged perpetrators in the post-election violence on the Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2011.… Read More ›

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27 January 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS; Georgia Investigation, Prosecutor Bensouda speech, Holocaust commemoration, and CAR sanctions

January 28, 2016

ICC Chambers give Prosecutor the go-ahead for Georgia crimes investigation: On Wednesday, 27 January 2016, the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the ICC authorized the Prosecutor to continue with an investigation for crimes allegedly committed in… Read More ›