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William Schabas Appointed to Chair Gaza Inquiry

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Guest blog by Drea Becker William Schabas has been appointed by the Human Rights Council to chair an international commission of inquiry to investigate violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The commission will focus on the Gaza Strip, in the context of military operations conducted since 13 June… Read more »

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ICC: Defence Request for Leave to Appeal “Decision on Defence Motion on Privileged Communications” denied

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On 15 August the Bemba Trial Chamber denied leave to appeal a controversial decision denying counsel-client privilege to any member of a defence team other than counsel and legal assistants. In its initial ruling issued on 9 June 2014, the Specifically, the Trial Chamber stated, inter alia: 19. The Chamber considers that (…) privilege is afforded to… Read more »

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MH17 – DUTCH JUSTICE

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A guest blog by Geraldine Coughlan As Dutch investigators arrive in eastern Ukraine to search the MH17 crash site, the priority is to establish the cause of the crash and to bring those responsible to justice, according to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. It is not yet clear what form of justice the international investigation… Read more »

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ADC-ICTY and ICLB Mock Trial

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A guest blog by Isabel Duesterhoeft  On Saturday 28 June, the ADC-ICTY and the ICLB hosted the 2014 Mock Trial. The courtroom was presided over by ADC-ICTY President Colleen Rohan, Judge Janet Nosworthy, Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande and ADC-ICTY Vice-President Christopher Gosnell. Three army personell were accused of committing various war crimes and the… Read more »

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Al-Senussi case: Appeals Chamber confirms case is inadmissible before ICC

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Press Release issued by the ICC ​Today, 24 July 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously confirmed Pre-Trial Chamber I’s decision which declare​​d the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi inadmissible before the ICC. On 2 April 2013, the Libyan authorities filed a challenge to the admissibility of the case with regard to Abdullah Al Senussi before… Read more »