War Crimes

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 ›

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

1 December 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Decisions and Filings in Ongwen as Trial Approaches, IACHR on Mexico Disappearances, Bensouda on Malian Domestic Trial, ICTY Arrest Warrants and more

December 1, 2016

Trial Chamber IX makes decisions on evidence, protective measures and amicus briefs as Ongwen trial date approaches: The trial of Dominic Ongwen is due to begin on Tuesday 6 December 2016 before the International Criminal… Read More ›

Bashar al Assad.  Photo: proyecto40.com via Bing (CC).

29 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – genocide complaint against Assad in Germany, arrested MICT judge petitions for immunity, and Amnesty on impunity in Jamaica

November 30, 2016

Criminal complaint filed against Assad in Germany for genocide under universal jurisdiction: On 28 November 2016, a group of German lawyers filed a criminal complaint against President Bashar al-Assad before the German Federal prosecutors. These… Read More ›

ICTY Building.  Photo: Roman Boed via Flickr (CC)

28 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Envoy calls for civilian protection amidst CAR ongoing ethnic clashes, new ICTY information centre in Sarajevo, and UNICEF’s call for humanitarian access in Syria

November 29, 2016

UN Envoy calls for civilian protection amidst ongoing ethnic clashes in CAR: Following the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama… Read More ›

Assembly of States Parties.  Photo: bashirwatch.org via Bing (CC).

21 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Kofi Annan warns against ICC withdrawals, members reaffirm support at ASP, Russia to withdraw signature from Rome Statute, OTP unveils Policy on Children, UNSC extends mandate for Syrian chemical attacks investigation, and virtual reality model to aid Nazi war crimes cases

November 21, 2016

Former UN Sec Gen Annan warns against abandoning ICC; Members reaffirm support at ASP: On Friday, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned against the recent withdrawal of Burundi, Gambia and South Africa from the… Read More ›

South Sudan Rebels loyal to Riek Machar in Lankien, South Sudan, Jan 23, 2014. Photo: Jerome Starkey via Flickr (CC).

14 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN Envoy warns of South Sudan plunging into ethnic war, Dutch extradition of Rwandan suspects accused of involvement in 1994 genocide, and Bosnian prosecutor investigates former Croatian army members for war crimes

November 14, 2016

UN Envoy warns political conflict in South Sudan could escalate into ethnic war: During his visit to South Sudan on Friday, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide warned that the country is… Read More ›

United Nations General Assembly.  Photo: zh.wikipedia.org via Bing (CC).

31 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Kosovo Special Prosecution files new charges against Limaj, UN SG concerned over ICC withdrawals, UN Inquiry accuses Eritrea of crimes against humanity and UN Envoy urges ICC investigation in Idlib school attack

October 31, 2016

Kosovo Prosecutor files new charges against Limaj, previously acquitted by ICTY: The Special Prosecution of the Republic of Kosovo filed war crimes charges on Friday against former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander turned politician, Fatmir… Read More ›