ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

In tonight’s edition: International Criminal Court today softens restrictions on Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo. The  ongoing appeal of his acquittal for crimes against humanity had confined him to Belgium. South Africans will be able to buy alcohol legally again from next month, as the govt further eases coronavirus restrictions. And our correspondents in Cameroon visit one … Read more ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

Suspect Felicien Kabuga arrested in France

One of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide has been arrested in France 25 years after his escape. Felicien Kabuga was detained by French authorities in a flat near Paris, living under a false identity. The 84-year-old suspect has been charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. He is alleged to have been … Read more Suspect Felicien Kabuga arrested in France

Syrian ex-secret police on trial in Germany for war crimes

Two former members of Syria’s secret police have fronted court in Germany, one of whom is charged with crimes against humanity, rape, 58 counts of murder, and the torture of several thousands. The two men face nine co-plaintiffs in the case. Human Rights Watch says the case could be cause for hope for other Syrian … Read more Syrian ex-secret police on trial in Germany for war crimes

HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

On February 25, 2020, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School hosted an expert panel to discuss the International Court of Justice case on genocide in Myanmar. In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case with the ICJ alleging that Myanmar military had violated the Genocide Convention for years in its treatment of the … Read more HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

Sudan: What would justice for Darfur look like? | The Stream

This week, the Sudanese government and rebel groups extended a deadline for a peace deal to end conflicts in the Darfur region and other parts of the country. Months of negotiations looked closer than ever to a resolution as the government announced last week that it had agreed to allow ex-president Omar al-Bashir and others … Read more Sudan: What would justice for Darfur look like? | The Stream

Will Sudan’s former leader Omar Al Bashir face trial at the ICC? I Inside Story

One of the International Criminal Court’s most wanted people may soon face trial. Former Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir is accused of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the western Darfur region. In 2003, he sent soldiers and militias to suppress mostly non-Arab rebels. The UN believes fighting, famine and disease killed at … Read more Will Sudan’s former leader Omar Al Bashir face trial at the ICC? I Inside Story

Sudan’s government agrees to hand Omar al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan’s government has agreed to hand over former President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC). He faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity over the conflict in Darfur. Al-Bashir was removed from power in April last year after months of nationwide demonstrations. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum, Sudan. … Read more Sudan’s government agrees to hand Omar al-Bashir over to ICC

Jane Fonda on her fight against climate change – BBC Newsnight

Actress and environmental activist Jane Fonda speaks about the global response to climate change as the UN’s annual climate conference COP 25 begins in Madrid. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Jane Fonda tells Emily Maitlis that not only should fossil fuel companies pay reparations to countries affected by climate change, but that the actions … Read more Jane Fonda on her fight against climate change – BBC Newsnight

Argentinians furious over supreme court ruling

Thousands of relatives of those who disappeared during Argentina’s last military dictatorship have reacted with anger to a controversial decision by the country’s Supreme Court. The judges reduced the sentence for a man serving time for crimes against humanity. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Argentinians furious over supreme court ruling

New ICC Trial Opens: The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

On Monday 22nd November, the International Criminal Court opened the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who stands accused of war crimes allegedly committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An ICC statement said: The accused is allegedly criminally responsible, as a person effectively acting as military commander within the meaning of article 28(a) of the … Read more New ICC Trial Opens: The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

UN Court Upholds Balkan War Crime Convictions

On 19th May 2010, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the conviction of Johan Tarčulovski for overseeing the ransacking of Ljuboten in 2001. Tarčulovski was a policeman at the time. He was accused of “ordering, planning and instigating the murder of three ethnic Albanian civilians, wanton destruction of twelve houses or … Read more UN Court Upholds Balkan War Crime Convictions