On Friday 3 February, students and academics, practitioners and journalists travelled from around the UK to hear Professor Martti Koskenniemi, an international lawyer from the University of Helsinki, and Steven Kay QC, of the ICLB and 9 Bedford Row, debate the issue of show trials in international justice proceedings. Photos Courtesy of Glenn Ratliffe.
Posts By: Deirdre Montgomery
The Trial Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon has issued a Decision to hold the trial of Ayassh et al in absentia. Click here for the Decision. Click here for the Media Advisory on what the upcoming steps will be to prepare for trial.
The Confirmation of Charges Hearing in the Kenya Cases at the ICC has concluded. The charges have been confirmed against Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Kirimi Muthaura, William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang. Their cases will now proceed to the trial phase of proceedings. The charges were not confirmed against Mohammed Hussein Ali and Henry Kosgey. They… Read more »
The Confirmation of Charges Decision in both Kenya Cases at the ICC will be issued this Monday, 23 January. The hearing can be followed live on the ICC website. Follow the link to the Press Release below for further informtation: http://www.icc-cpi.int/NR/exeres/8262D3FC-D5EE-4F1F-A7FC-3D877897AC72.htm
Guest Post by Paul Bradfield On 16 December 2011, the ICTR Appeals Chamber affirmed the historic 28 June 2011 decision of a specially constituted Referral Chamber, which ordered that the Accused Jean Uwinkindi be referred the authorities of the Republic of Rwanda for trial under Rule 11bis. The rule allows a designated trial chamber to… Read more »
Guest Post by Paul Bradfield On 14 December 2011, the ICTR Appeals Chamber sitting in open session in Arusha, Tanzania, rendered two Appeal Judgements. On 18 December 2008, Trial Chamber I found Théoneste Bagosora and Anatole Nsengiyumva guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II for crimes… Read more »
By Joshua Kern* The ICTY Appeals Chamber yesterday issued a significant decision on provisional release, affirming the Prlić Trial Chamber’s Decision of 24 November 2011 to release Dr. JadrankoPrlićfor three months with the possibility of extension (Decision on Prosecution Appeal of Decision on Provisional Release of JadrankoPrlić, IT-04-74-A65.26, 15 December 2011). The decision paves the… Read more »
Tanya Pettay and Katherine Lampron of the Ieng Sary Defence team have written an article discussing the ECCC Trial Chambers Decision on Defence Preliminary Objections (Statute of Limitations on Domestic Crimes). See the abstract below and click on the link for the full article: At the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”), the… Read more »
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), based in Arusha, Tanzania was established by the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights is the primaryhuman rights instrument governing the member… Read more »
The Trial Chamber of the ECCC has found that the accused Ieng Thirith is unfit to stand trial due to her progressive, degenerative Alzheimers, and has ordered the severance of the charges against her from the indictment in Case 002. The proceedings against her are now stayed and her release from detention has been ordered…. Read more »
Click here to read the latest International Justice Tribune, which features articles on trials in absentia, genocide extraditions, Argentina’s Dirty War, and the ECHR.
Last month saw the publication of a new manual on international criminal defence. The manual was developed by the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), together with the Association of Defence Counsel (ADC) practicing before the ICTY. Colleen Rohan of the ICLB coordinated the Manual’s production, and it includes chapters written by Colleen… Read more »
The ICLB learns with great sadness of the passing of Alexandra Dodger. Alexandra interned at the ICTY last year, and took part in the ICLB Moot Court competition. She was diligent and enthusiastic and played a key role in securing the Best Team award for her Mock Trial Team. Below are links to the announcement… Read more »
Guest Post by Paul Bradfield On 24 October 2011, for the first time in its history, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda granted early release to one of its convicts, Michel Bagaragaza, who has served three-quarters of an eight year sentence for complicity to commit genocide. Bagaragaza surrendered to the ICTR on 15 August 2005… Read more »
Attached article on Uhuru Kenyatta’s defence during the Confirmation of Charges hearing at the ICC. Star Newspaper 1st Oct page 3
Follow the link below to read a statement issued yesterday by the defence team of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, the first person charged by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh. Public Statement
The 9 Bedford Row International Annual Conference has been rescheduled for 19 November 2011. It reviews some of the cases and situations the 9BRi international criminal law team have dealt with in the last year at the ICC, ICTY, STL, Bangladesh Courts. Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins of the ICLB will be speaking along… Read more »
ICLB members Steven Kay QC and Gillian Higgins have been vigorously defending Uhuru Kenyatta at the Confirmation of Charges hearing for the Kenya 2 Case at the ICC. Today, Mr. Kenyatta took the stand in his own defence. Below are links to news features and articles describing the past few days of hearings. More clips… Read more »