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Pre-Trial Chamber II Requests Nigeria to Arrest Omar Al Bashir

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The ICC has today issued a press release regarding Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir’s recent visit to Nigeria. The Court’s website states that: “On 15 July 2013, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested the Federal Republic of Nigeria to immediately arrest Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, on visit to Abuja (Nigeria) and… Read more »

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ICC: Trial Date Set in the Kenyatta Case

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Trial Chamber V has set a new trial date for the beginning of the Kenyatta case. The trial will now commence on 12 November 2013. The commencement of the trial had been postponed after the Trial Chamber decided on 26 April 2013 that more time for preparation should be given to the Defence. President Kenyatta is… Read more »

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International Criminal Tribunals – A Visual Overview

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A guest blog by Fatima Kanji  The Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, New York, recently published a 90-page report titled “International Criminal Tribunals: A Visual Overview”. The report provides comprehensive summaries and detailed visualisations on each of the international tribunals: the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY),… Read more »

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ICC: Libyan Challenge to the Admissibility of the Case Against Saif Al Islam Gaddafi Rejected by Pre-Trial Chamber I

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On 31 May 2013, Pre-Trial Chamber I rejected Libya’s challenge to the admissibility of the case against Saif Al Islam Gaddafi, filed on 1 May 2012. In the submitted Admissibility Challenge, Libya stated that an investigation had been launched by them the day Gaddafi was captured and that the ongoing investigations did indeed cover the same incidents and conduct as… Read more »

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ICTY: Stanisic & Simatovic Acquitted of all Charges

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On 30 May 2013, Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic were acquitted of all charges by the majority of the Trial Chamber. Judge Picard submitted a dissenting opinion. Jovica Stanisic, former Chief of the Serbian State Security Service and Franko Simatovic, former employee of the Serbian State Security Service had been charged “with having directed, organised,… Read more »

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ICTY: Judgement Issued in the Prlic et al Case

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Today the ICTY Trial Chamber III issued its judgement in the case the Prosecutor vs Prlic et al, comprising over 2,600 pages and including  separate and partially dissenting  opinions by Judge Antonetti and Judge Trechsel. The six accused where found guilty for crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or customs of war and grave breaches… Read more »

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ICTY’s 20th Anniversary

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To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the ICTY’s establishment, President Judge Theodor Meron has issued a statement. Judge Meron underlined that twenty years ago the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 827, which set out the ICTY Statute and led to the creation of the first international criminal tribunal since trials were held in Nuremberg and… Read more »

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ICC: Trial Start Postponed in the Ruto & Sang Case

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Trial Chamber V of the ICC has issued an order postponing the start of the trial in the Ruto and Sang Case. The trial was supposed to start on 28 May 2013. The new trial date will be set by the Trial Chamber in due course. The postponement of the trial date, follows a request submitted by the… Read more »

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ICTY: Krstic Contempt Trial Starting on 28 May 2013

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Radislav Krstic’s contempt trial has been scheduled to begin on 28 May 2013 and will take place in Courtroom I. On 27 March 2013, the Karadzic Trial Chamber charged Radislav Krstic with contempt of court and issued an order in lieu of an indictment. Krstic was charged with contempt “for failing to comply with, or… Read more »

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STL: Alleged Witness Intimidation under Investigation

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Following a hearing held on 25 April 2013, the STL has launched an investigation into “three incidents which could potentially be considered interference with the administration through publication of alleged witness identities.” The decision was issued yesterday by Judge David Baragwanath, who is the acting Contempt Judge for April. Judge Baragwanath orded the Registrar to… Read more »

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ICTY: Radislav Krstic Charged With Contempt

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On 27 March 2013, the Karadzic Trial Chamber charged Radislav Krstic with contempt of court and has issued an order in lieu of an indictment. Krstic was charged with contempt “for failing to comply with, or to show good cause why he could not comply with, a subpoena in which he was ordered to testify in… Read more »

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ICTY: Stanisic & Zupljanin Sentenced to 22 Years of Imprisonment

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Read the Press Release issued by the ICTY below: Mićo Stanišić and Stojan Župljanin, two high level officials in Bosnian Serb structures, were today each sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed between April and December 1992 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Mićo Stanišić, Minister of the Interior of… Read more »

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ECCC: Ieng Sary Has Died This Morning

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Press Release issued by the ECCC: It is with regret the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announces the death of the accused person Ieng Sary. Mr. Ieng died at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital this morning after having been hospitalized since 4 March 2013.  In accordance with the ECCC Internal Rule 32… Read more »

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ICT: Delwar Hossain Sayedee Sentenced to Death

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On Thursday, 28 February 2013 Delwar Hossain Sayedee was sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal (“ICT) in Bangladesh. Sayedee was convicted on “eight counts of 20 involving mass killings, rape and atrocities during the nine-month war against Pakistan”. While the prosecutor Syed Haider Ali stated that “Justice has been done to those who… Read more »

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ICTY Appeals Chamber Acquits Momčilo Perišić

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The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, composed of Judges Theodor Meron, presiding, Carmel Agius, Liu Daqun, Arlette Ramaroson, and Andrésia Vaz, today reversed by majority, Judge Liu partially dissenting, Momčilo Perišić’s convictions for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. Mr Perišić was represented by Novak… Read more »

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Statement by ECCC Defence Team in Case 004

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Mom Luch, Richard Rogers, and Göran Sluiter, the Co-Lawyers for a named suspect in Case 004 at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, have released a statement detailing what they consider to be a threat to their client’s fair trial: It has become apparent over the past months that the United Nations (UN) Administration… Read more »

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ICC: Media coverage on Kenyatta’s Request for Reconsideration of the Confirmation Decision

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Click here for some of the media coverage in relation to Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta seeking reconsideration of the Confirmation Decision to “avoid serious miscarriage of justice”: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/feb/07/icc-case-kenya-deputy-pm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-witness-lied-kenyas-icc-case-says-defence-lawyer-0 http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2013/02/key-witness-lied-in-kenyas-icc-case-lawyer/ Photocredit: CaptitalFM News

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Kenyatta Requests Reconsideration of Confirmation Decision to “avoid serious miscarriage of justice”

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Yesterday, the Defence for Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta submitted an application to Trial Chamber V (Chamber) of the International Criminal Court requesting that the Decision on the Confirmation of Charges (Confirmation Decision) be referred back to the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) for reconsideration. Mr Kenyatta submitted that reconsideration of the Confirmation Decision was necessary… Read more »