February 20, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The Sri Lankan Parliament on Thursday passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill aimed at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses. Under the new bill, witnesses would receive fair treatment and privacy from judicial and investigatory authorities; ...[read more]
October 26, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed concern on Thursday that Kenya's government had delayed in turning over evidence to the ICC regarding the country's 2007-08 post-election violence. Bensouda also expressed concern about witness intimidation and the " ...[read more]
November 17, 2010
by Sarah Miley
International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Wednesday that the court will not use testimony from three Kenyan witnesses who claim they were bribed to provide false evidence against a high-ranking government official. Ocampo also said that the ICC is looking into ...[read more]
August 19, 2010
by Ann Riley
A spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said Wednesday that the court has ordered an independent investigation into allegations that members of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) intimidated and pressured witnesses in the trial of Vojislav Seselj, a ...[read more]
January 13, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday resumed the trial of Serbian nationalist Volislav Seselj after it had been delayed for nearly a year over fears that witnesses were being intimidated. In order to protect their identities, the ...[read more]
March 19, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was indicted Thursday on two counts of rape for allegedly assaulting several female employees in the 1990s. The indictment, which was filed in Tel Aviv District Court, charges Katsav with two counts of rape, multiple counts of sexual harassment and forced ...[read more]
February 12, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugolavia (ICTY) on Wednesday indefinitely suspended the trial of Volislav Seselj over fears that witnesses were being intimidated. Seselj, leader of the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS), is charged with three counts of crimes against ...[read more]
May 20, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Tuesday indicted a Kosovar journalist on contempt of court charges for allegedly revealing the identity of a witness in the war crimes trial of former Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Baton Haxhiu was promptly arrested ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
Aitzaz Ahsan, a lawyer on the defense team for suspended Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry complained Wednesday before the Supreme Court of Pakistan that his legal team was under enormous government pressure meant to discourage it from arguing its case. Ahsan accused the... ...[read more]
May 25, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
A high-ranking US Army officer testified Wednesday in the court-martial of Sgt. Santos Cardona, the second of two soldiers accused of using unmuzzled dogs to terrify detainees during interrogations at the Abu Ghraib detention center in Iraq. Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, the former commander of ...[read more]

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