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Egypt: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is Condemning the Use of Force

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violence which took place in Cairo today, when the security services applied force in order to clear sittins and demonstrations. The violence that occured today happened just shortly after Ban Ki-moon had “renewed his call for all sides in Egypt to reconsider their actions in light of new… Read more »

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Call for Participants: ICLB-ADC Mock Trial

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On 29 June 2013, the International Criminal Law Bureau will be sponsoring its third Mock Trial, this time in conjunction with the Association of Defence Counsel practising at the ICTY.  The purpose of this event is to offer junior lawyers the opportunity to practise their courtroom skills in a realistic setting.   During the Mock Trial, participants will… Read more »

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ICT: Muhammad Kamaruzzaman Sentenced to Death

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On 9 May 2013 Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was convicted for the crimes of mass murder as well as torture. The ICT convicted him of five out of seven counts and imposed the death sentence on Kamaruzzaman. Kamaruzzaman was convicted “of masterminding what the prosecution described as one of the bloodiest single episodes in the independence war – the… Read more »

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José Efrain Ríos Montt se Declara Inocente en el Primer Juicio por Genocidio Contra un Ex Presidente en América Latina

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José Efraín Ríos Montt, el ex presidente de Guatemala que está siendo juzgado por un tribunal guatemalteco por la presunta comisión de  los delitos de genocidio y crímenes de Guerra, rompió por fin ayer su silencio para declararse inocente en el juicio tras las alegaciones finales de la defensa. Los cargos se relaciona a su… Read more »

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José Efraín Ríos Montt Declares his Innocence in the First Latin American Trial of a Former President for Genocide

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In the closing of defence arguments yesterday, José Efraín Ríos Montt, the former President of Guatemala, on trial for genocide and war crimes, broke his silence for the first time in the proceedings in order to declare his innocence. The charges against Ríos Montt relate to his alleged responsibility for the massacres committed in Ixil… Read more »

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The LGBT community in Belize fights for equal rights

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On 7 May 2013, the current “anti-sodomy” laws and the criminalisation of same-sex activity in Belize will receive their greatest challenge to date.  Belizean Caleb Orozco, the executive president of the United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM), is seeking to amend Section 53 of the Laws of Belize, which states that “every person who has carnal… Read more »

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Premier cas contre un accusé de génocide rwandais en France

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Le 2 avril 2013, Pascal Simbikangwa, ancien capitaine de l’armée rwandaise, fut renvoyé devant la Cour d’assises de Paris suite à la décision des juges d’instruction qui prirent à leur compte le réquisitoire du parquet.  M. Simbikangwa est accusé d’avoir distribué des armes à des barrières tenues par des miliciens extrémistes hutus Interahamwe et, fort… Read more »

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Death of ICC Accused Jerbo

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The Defence team of Mr Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (“Jerbo”) has today publicly notified the ICC of Mr Jerbo’s death on 19 April 2013, stating: “1. The Defence of Mr Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (“Defence”) hereby notifies the Trial Chamber, with great sadness, that it received the news yesterday, 20 April 2013, that Mr Jerbo… Read more »

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ICC: Mr von Hebel Sworn in as New Registrar

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On 18 April 2013, Mr Herman von Hebel was sworn in as the new Registrar of the ICC. Mr. von Hebel had been elected as the new Registrar in March 2013 by the judges of the ICC. He will serve as Registrar for five years and will be leading one of the four organs of the ICC,… Read more »

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Press Release Issued by Hermitage Capital

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William Browder to Testify in Dutch Parliament Calling for Magnitsky Sanctions in Holland and EU  28 March 2013 – In advance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trip to Holland on 8 April 2013, today, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament will hold today hearings on the state of human rights in Russia. William… Read more »