War Crimes

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30 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – IBA report on Libya trial fairness, Lazarevic’s early release, Ongwen charges, Kenya contempt warrants and Franco crimes

December 1, 2015

IBA report concludes that trial of Senussi and Saif severely compromised: In a report released by Dr. Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA), it was concluded that the trial of 37… Read More ›

ICC Building. Photo: ekenitr via Flickr (CC)

24 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Namibia takes steps towards ICC withdrawal and evidence submitted to Israel / Palestine Preliminary Examination

November 25, 2015

Namibian cabinet approves withdrawal from the ICC Rome Statute: The Namibian Cabinet took steps to consider withdrawing Namibia from the ICC. According to information minister Tjekero Tweya “Cabinet approved Namibia’s position regarding possible withdrawal from… Read More ›

ECCC accused; Nuon Chea.  Photo: commons.wikimedia.org via Bing (CC).

19 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECCC Nuon Chea defense boycott, ICC ASP annual report, Mladic defense witness and Bangladesh WC’s appeal

November 19, 2015

Nuon Chea instucts defense against court appearance;reads statement to court: On Tuesday 17 November, lawyers representing ECCC accused Nuon Chea were instructed not to participate in the Court’s appeals hearing before the Supreme Court Chamber.  … Read More ›

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

18 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – 3 arrested in Bosnia, Finland arrests Iraqi, ICTR archives, ECCC pledge, Yemen aid and ICC judicial independence

November 19, 2015

Three arrested in Bosnia for war crimes: On Tuesday, 17 November, Bosnian authorities arrested three persons suspected of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.  Specifically, police commissioner Esef Huric, lawyer Ibro Merkez and… Read More ›

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

10 November 2015- NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ecuador’s CAH trial, Habre trial witness testimony, Amnesty on Bangladesh’s WC trials and Oric’s ICTY pleading

November 11, 2015

Ecuador to begin first trial for CAH: Ecuador’s National Court of Justice will begin the country’s first trial for crimes against humanity this week. Four former army generals, colonels and a police general face charges… Read More ›

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5 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Ruto requests hearing absence and Bosnia arrests war crimes suspect

November 5, 2015

Bosnia arrests Mensur Djakic for war crimes: Police in the Brcko District in Bosnia have arrested the former military commander Mensur Djakic, today, on allegations that he committed war crimes in 1992 against Serb prisoners.… Read More ›

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.  Photo: theguardian.com via Bing.

4 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Stanisic and Simatovic, Columbian victims v. peace negoations, and Egypt war crimes investigation request in UK

November 5, 2015

ICTY to deliver Stanisic and Simatovic appeal on 15 December: This week it was reported the ICTY’s appeals decision concerning the acquittal of two former Serbian state security officials for war crimes is expected 15 December. … Read More ›

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

3 November 2015 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Mladic ballistic expert, SA and the Rome Statute, AU and African Court on justice.

November 4, 2015

Mladic expert witness testifies on sniper attacks; Prosecution cross examines: On Monday, 2 November 2015 Mile Poparic testified in the defence case of Ratko Mladic as a ballistics expert. He reportedly stated that there were… Read More ›