LRA fighters.  Photo: rjdh.org via Bing (CC).

19 January 2017 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC hears Pros witness in Ongwen trial, and UK SC Belhaj Judgment dismisses act of state / immunity appeals

January 20, 2017

Ongwen trial begins with Prosecution witness on LRA structure: On Tuesday 17 January, the ICC trial against former Lord Resistance Army (LRA) Commander Dominic Ongwen resumed with the expert testimony of Tim Allen. Mr. Allen,… 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 ›

ICTR.  Photo: yunusemrekose.com via Bing (CC).

2 November 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICTR convict dies, ICC President addresses UNGA and Ntaganda decision on Rule 68 testimony

November 2, 2016

ICC President addresses UNGA on 2016 record and State participation: Delivering her annual report to the United National General Assembly on 31st October, ICC President Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi insisted that State participation in… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: thisisafrica.me via Bing.

20 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – TC finds five guilty in Bemba contempt case, Bensouda on DRC violence, call for experts in Al-Mahdi reparations

October 21, 2016

ICC TC issues judgment on Bemba contempt charges; five found guilty: On 19 October, ICC Trial Chamber VII issued it judgment in the Article 70 contempt cases against accused Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, and former defence counsel… Read More ›

Simone Gbagbo.  Photo: linfodrome.com via Bing.

13 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Burundi parliament votes on withdrawal, Simone Gbago trial resumes and ICC decision on witness testimony

October 13, 2016

Burundi lower house of parliament passes bill to withdraw from ICC: On 12 October 2016, the lower house of Burundi’s parliament voted, by 94 out of 110 members, to support the withdrawal of the country… 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 ›

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

19 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ICC OTP policy paper on case selection/prioritisation expands to environmental destruction probes; Witness prep decision in Ongwen case and decision on Kenya’s failure to cooperate

September 20, 2016

ICC OTP new policy paper on case selection and prioritisation could examine environmental destruction: On Thursday, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) released a Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation of… Read More ›

Special Tribunal For Lebanon.  Photo: STL via Flickr (CC).

19 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – STL contempt sentencing hearing scheduled

August 19, 2016

  STL sentencing hearing on contempt case scheduled for 29 August: A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for 29 August 2016 in the contempt case against Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Ali Al Amin and Akhbar Beirut… Read More ›