War Crimes

UN Building.  Photo: murphydean via Flickr (CC).

17 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN denounces rape culture in Liberia, Germany calls out possible war crimes in Syria, S.Sudan reports numerous deaths in recent fighting, ICC Prosecutor “closely” watching extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

October 17, 2016

UN denounces ongoing rape culture in Liberia, remnants of former conflict: On Friday, the UN released a report documenting the high rate of rape cases and widespread perpetrator impunity in Liberia. Jointly produced by the… Read More ›

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10 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi announces plan to leave ICC, ICC to hold reparations hearing in Lubanga case, France to pursue Aleppo war crimes claim at ICC, UNSC fails to adopt resolutions on Syria and ECCC to resume hearings in Case 002/02

October 10, 2016

Burundi announces plan to leave ICC following OTP preliminary probe – On 6 October, Burundi’s government announced that it wants to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The government’s decision comes six months… Read More ›

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

6 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bensouda on OTP Palestine/ Israel visit, Reparations phase for Al-Mahdi, Kosovo court witness protection, ICC Situation in Gabon and TC decision in Ongwen case

October 6, 2016

Bensouda issues statement on OTP visit to Palestine / Israel: Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has outlined plans for a delegation from the OTP to visit Israel and Palestine from 5… Read More ›

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3 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Colombians reject peace deal, El Salvador Judge reopens investigation in El Mozote massacre, Amnesty report on chemical weapons in Darfur, ICC Preliminary examination into Gabon and UNHRC on Yemen

October 3, 2016

Colombians reject landmark peace deal via referendum: On 2 October, the Colombian public voted by a narrow margin to reject the government’s peace deal with the country’s leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Army Forces (FARC). With… Read More ›

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20 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – IACHR to assist with Mexican police abuse, Ntaganda hunger strike on day 13, and UN Syria Inquiry seeks access to refugees

September 20, 2016

Mexican Government asks IACHR to assist with reparations on police abuse findings: In a statement issued on 17 September 2016, the Mexican government announced that it sent case of police abuse of protesters to the… Read More ›

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

14 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC appeal judgment on CAH, Ntaganda hunger strike and ECCC testimony on forced marriage

September 15, 2016

ECCC to deliver Appeals judgment of Chea and Samphan CAH conviction: The ECCC has announced that it will deliver its ruling regarding Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan’s appeal cases on 23 November 2016. Chea and… Read More ›

Bosco Ntaganda.  Photo: ecosocialojocritico.wordpress.com via Bing (CC).

12 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ntaganda stages hunger strike, ICTY schedules closing arguments in Mladić case, and UN DRC Mission extracts hundreds of armed S.Sudanese

September 12, 2016

Ntaganda stages hunger strike, refuses to attend hearings at ICC: Former Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has gone on hunger strike to protest restrictions imposed by ICC… Read More ›

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

7 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ongwen Pre-trial briefs, ECCC defense request docs, and Kosovo Tribunal Prosecutor appointed

September 8, 2016

Pre-trial briefs submitted in Ongwen case: On 6 September the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor and the Victims (represented by the Common Legal Representative) filed respective pre-trial briefs in accordance with the Trial Chamber IX’s… Read More ›