June 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Defense counsel for convicted war criminal Germain Katanga discontinued their appeal Wednesday, effectively finalizing the International Criminal Court's judgment against him in March. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rebel group Force de refsistance ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Tuesday that a preliminary investigation into North Korean attacks on South Korea did not satisfy the Rome Statute requirements necessary to initiate a full ICC investigation. The preliminary investigation was launched ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday found Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of four counts of war crimes and one count of crime against humanity. The crimes were committed during an attack on a village in a diamond-rich region of Congo in 2003, in which approximately 200 ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
On Thursday the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) rejected a request by prosecutors to re-arrest nine individuals convicted of war crimes. The court ruled that since Bosnian law does not contain provisions for the re-arrest of someone already convicted of a crime, the European Convention on ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Neil Devlin
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was created in 1993 by UN Resolution 827 to adjudicate the alleged war crimes perpetrated in the region of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The ICTY's term of prosecution has been extended until December 2014. Since its ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS, began Monday in Germany's Hagen State Court. Prosecutors accuse Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. Bruins and an accomplice... ...[read more]
August 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report Thursday documenting brutality by Bangladeshi security forces in responding to street protests, resulting in the death of at least 150 protesters and the injury of at least 2,000 since February. Brad Adams, executive director of HRW's Asia Division, urged ...[read more]
May 24, 2013
by G. Redd
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and the Kosovo Police Special Operations Unit ROSU arrested five people Thursday on suspicion of war crimes in the 1998-1999 conflict. Although the names of the accused were not released, the lawyer for Sami Lushtaku announced that his ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Tuesday that the mutilation of a Syrian soldier seen in an Internet video should be investigated as a potential war crime. Pillay urged Syrian rebels to stop the "truly atrocious" acts. Although the video cannot be fully authenticated, it ...[read more]
May 9, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan of the High Court of Peshawar ruled Thursday that US drone strikes in the region are illegal. The justice also directed Pakistan's Foreign Ministry to introduce a resolution against such attacks in the UN. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by the Foundation ...[read more]

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