Sudan agrees to transfer ‘those indicted by the ICC’ to the Hague

Sudan has agreed to hand over those wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, a top Sudanese official and spokesman said Tuesday, although he did not mention by name ousted leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC for genocide.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Sudan agrees to transfer ‘those indicted by the ICC’ to the Hague

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC – BBC News

Sudan’s rulers have agreed that those wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) will appear there. The commitment came at peace talks between Sudan’s government and rebel groups from the Darfur region. The decision paves the way for ex-President Omar al-Bashir to be sent to The Hague to face charges there. He is accused of … Read more Omar al-Bashir: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC – BBC News

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

Commander of extremist Syrian rebel group arrested in France for war crimes

This week, we talk to Clémence Bectarte from the International Federation for Human Rights about the arrest of a commander of an extremist Syrian rebel group. Islam Alloush stands accused of detaining and torturing civilians in Syria. In particular, he is suspected of being behind the abduction of the Syrians known as the “Douma Four” in 2013. His arrest … Read more Commander of extremist Syrian rebel group arrested in France for war crimes

Torture, kidnapping, war crimes: Syrian rebel on STUDENT VISA arrested in France

To France, where a former spokesperson for a Syrian rebel group has been arrested on charges of war crimes and torture. The jihadist lived in Hungary for several months, before being granted a student scholarship in Marseilles. The authorities were only tipped off – after a human rights group pointed out his real identity. Subscribe … Read more Torture, kidnapping, war crimes: Syrian rebel on STUDENT VISA arrested in France

Sri Lanka seeks more time for war crimes probe

Sri Lanka seeks more time for war crimes probe Sri Lanka’s civil war ended nearly eight years ago, but the road to reconciliation has been long. As the UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva, the government is widely expected to ask for more time to implement its commitments to post-war accountability. Al Jazeera’s Minelle … Read more Sri Lanka seeks more time for war crimes probe

New Research on the Legality of Humanitarian Intervention Presented at EUI

New research on the legal justification for humanitarian intervention by foreign states has opened up the debate on sovereignty and human rights obligations. Ciaran Burke presented the research, entitled “The Equitable Theory of Humanitarian Intervention”, to a panel of experts at the European University Institute at Florence. Speaking after the “doctrinal debate” in which professors Martti … Read more New Research on the Legality of Humanitarian Intervention Presented at EUI

Momčilo Perišić Sentenced to 27 Years for Role in Sarajevo and Srebrenica Attacks

Momčilo Perišić has been sentenced to 27 years in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr Perišić was found guilty by the tribunal of of aiding and abetting murders, inhumane acts, persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds, and attacks on civilians in Sarajevo and Srebrenica. He was also found guilty … Read more Momčilo Perišić Sentenced to 27 Years for Role in Sarajevo and Srebrenica Attacks

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