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Legal News
8 Jan 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A judge for Germany's Hagen State Court [official website, in German] on Wednesday dropped the case against 92-year-old Siert Bruins [JURIST news archive], a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS. Prosecutors had accused Bruins of executing [NYT report] captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that Col. Morris Davis [JURIST news archive], the former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] may not seek money damages from his former supervisor at the Library of Congress (LOC) [official … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2011
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Wednesday issued an arrest warrant [order, PDF; press release] for former spokesperson Florence Hartmann [BBC profile; ICTY materials, PDF] for nonpayment of a €7,000 fine imposed for a contempt of court conviction. A five-judge … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, PDF; press release] the contempt conviction of former spokesperson Florence Hartmann [BBC profile; ICTY materials, PDF]. A specially appointed chamber found Hartmann guilty of contempt [JURIST report] in 2009 for … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law was defense counsel in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) until last month when he was removed for "misconduct," an action that he argues was part of a wider history of institutional bias that has helped the Rwandan … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the Library of Congress (LOC) [official website] filed on behalf of former Guantanamo prosecutor and LOC employee Col. Morris Davis [official profile, PDF] can proceed. … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] A specially appointed chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday found former spokesperson Florence Hartmann [BBC profile; ICTY materials, PDF] guilty of contempt [judgment summary, PDF; press release] for revealing confidential judicial decisions. She was also fined €7,000 to be paid … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Former spokeswoman for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Florence Hartmann [publicity interview; ICTY materials, PDF] went on trial Monday to face accusations of contempt for allegedly publishing details of tribunal proceedings. Hartmann is specifically charged [press release; JURIST report] with contempt of the … [read more]


Legal News
23 Nov 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] The US military has assigned Army judge Col. Stephen Henley [DOD biography, PDF] to preside over the the war crimes trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the self proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks [JURIST report], according to a Miami Herald report [text]. Henley replaces … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] US Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann [JURIST news archive] announced Monday that his retirement from the post of chief judge of US military commissions [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] will be effective immediately. Kohlmann initially announced his retirement [JURIST report] in September, but said then that it would not be … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2008
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] Former spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Florence Hartmann [book publicity interview] declined Monday to enter a plea on two counts of contempt she faces for allegedly releasing restricted information regarding court rulings in the case of former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic … [read more]


Legal News
27 Oct 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] The US Air Force [official website] is conducting an ethics investigation of Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann [official profile; JURIST news archive] over allegations that he abused his power and inappropriately influenced the prosecution of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], military officials said Saturday. Hartmann … [read more]


Professional Commentary
10 Oct 2008

Anthony S. Barkow [voluntary consultant, Human Rights First]: "The fair administration of criminal justice requires prosecutors to exercise their power and discretion to do justice and defense lawyers who are zealous and effective. I was in Guantanamo Bay late last month to observe pretrial hearings in the case of United … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb leader and war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic [ICTY materials; JURIST news archive] has requested, in a motion [PDF text] released Monday by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive], that prosecutors release information regarding an alleged immunity deal with … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] A US military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] filed a declaration with the US military commissions [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] Wednesday stating that he is resigning because of ethical concerns. Army Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld said potentially exculpatory evidence had been withheld from defense attorneys for … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] US Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann [JURIST news archive], chief judge of US military commissions [DOD materials; JURIST news archive], said Tuesday at a pretrial hearing for five suspects in the September 11 attacks [JURIST news archive] that he is scheduled to retire next April. During voir dire, in which … [read more]


Legal News
21 Sep 2008
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] The Pentagon on Friday announced [news release] that US Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann [official profile; JURIST news archive], the controversial legal advisor to the US military commissions at Guantanamo and supervisor of the Office of Military Commissions-Prosecution (OMC-P), has been reassigned to the newly-created position of director … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The military judge presiding over the military commission [JURIST news archive] trial of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday barred US Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann [official profile] from acting as a legal advisor to the commission in Khadr's trial. In addition to … [read more]


Legal News
27 Aug 2008
by Abigail Salisbury

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] has ordered the prosecution of Florence Hartmann [book publicity interview], former spokeswoman for ICTY chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte [BBC profile], on two counts of contempt for allegedly disclosing protected information [AP report] about the trial of former … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A military judge on Thursday ordered that military commissions [JURIST news archive] legal advisor Gen. Thomas Hartmann [official profile] will not participate in the Guantanamo trial of Afghan detainee Mohammed Jawad [DOD materials; JURIST news archive]. The judge, Army Col. Steve Henley, held that Hartmann had made public statements … [read more]

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