Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 09:37
Much ink has been spilled on the oft-difficult and dicey process of bringing wanted perpetrators to justice. Less attention has been paid to what happens after people are convicted by international criminal tribunals and have to pay their debt to humanity behind bars. In an effort to remedy that, Barbora Hola, an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and a colleague, carried out an extensive research project to look into how such convicted persons are rehabilitated, if at all. “Poorly”, it turns out, is the answer.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 07:37
Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande, who has served on both the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has given a damning appraisal of the outcome of the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the victims, particularly on reparations. It is rare to hear a judge of Afande’s stature speak so frankly of the shortcomings the international criminal justice system.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 13:45
In this week's review, news about Haradin Bala, Bashir meeting Guterres, Ntaganda submissions on closing statements in DRC, Bensouda’s call for Al-Werfalli’s arrest, Ongwen submissions on fair trial violations, Jordan and Article 87(7), a Mali Commission of Inquiry and more
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 08:04
In this week's review, news about the close of the prosecution case the Ayyash et al case at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, an ICC Preliminary Examination on the Philippines and Venezuela, the surrender of ICC suspect Al-Werfalli, Mladic submissions on mental capacity, the Pre-Trial Chamber’s request for more info on Afghanistan Situation, the African Union’s intention for an ICJ Advisory Opinion on head of state immunity, the legality of the Fujimori pardon at the IACHR, movement for an African Court on international crimes and more
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 18:37
In this week's review, news about the KRSJI, pardon of Alberto Fujimori, the inquiry into Praljak’s death, and an appeal of Alemu’s war crimes conviction
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 17:16
In this week's review, news about the ICC’s annual Preliminary Examination report, the Prosecutor’s decision on reconsideration of the preliminary examination concerning the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, calls to investigate crimes against humanity in the Philippines, submissions on the closing of the Colombia tribunal’s investigation against Meas Muth, and more
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:53
28 November 2017 – news about the courts - ICC Appeals Chamber issues questions for Bemba appeals hearing and Canadian suit on human rights violations in Eritrea to go forward
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 08:37
By Stephanie van den Berg
It was supposed to be a predictable appeals verdict in the case of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia against six Bosnian Croat officials. Important. But not one of the tribunal’s highest-profile cases. And made special to a degree because it was the last verdict the ICTY would ever pronounce.
I went with a feeling of nostalgia; the end of an era for me, as the tribunal I spent so much time covering was really closing. I spent so much time in the marbled lobby of the court covering cases which included the...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:32
By Anna-Marie Brennan
The conviction of Ratko Mladić in The Hague for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War hardly came as a big surprise. The evidence was strong and stacked up against him. Nearly 600 people gave evidence during his five-year trial including many of his victims. So any robust defence of the charges was always going
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:05
In this week's review, news about the Judgment against Mladic, Lubanga reparations, ICC and Afghanistan, experts on Ongwen mental health and possible CAH against migrants in slave trade