Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 17:18
Bert Koenders is the former Dutch minister of foreign affairs. At a specially-convened meeting in The Hague, bringing together experts to discuss a new UN-backed justice mechanism for Syria's victims, he paid tribute to all those who have so far gathered evidence of war crimes.
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:16
By Alain Werner
Beginning on October 2, Mohammed Jabbateh, also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” a former United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) commander during Liberia’s First Civil War, has stood trial in Philadelphia. He is accused of lying about his wartime actions on his US asylum claim in the late 1990s.
This is the first time that victims will testify in a criminal trial about the First Liberian Civil War. The trial is also a unique and historical step by the US attorney’s office to present a war...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:20
For nearly four decades Afghanistan has been engulfed in a complex series of armed conflicts, international interventions and religious and political extremism. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC stated in November 2016 that a final decision whether to request the Pre-Trial Chamber to authorise a full-fledged investigation in Afghanistan would be taken “imminently.” This announcement had raised hopes within the Afghan human rights community, as few possibilities for justice are available nationally or internationally for victims of crimes committed by Afghan nationals or foreign combatants (including from the United States) on Afghan territory. However, in spite of the 2016 announcement, the OTP has not yet requested authorisation from ICC judges to open a full investigation .
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about communications in the Ugandan LRA rebels, lobby for reparations in ICC Mali case, possible Hague extradition for former Kosovo PM, Belgian war crimes suit against senior Israeli politician and more
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the reopening of the Ongwen trial and a decision on medical examinations, a hearing on detained Turkish judge, release of former Ksovo PM, charges against former Romanian President, Islamic State accused of crimes against humanity in Iraq and more