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May 15, 2019

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMES

Par: Joseph Rikhof Recently, this journal discussed the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with respect to the international crime of genocide (Regime Change May Allow Prosecution of a Former Oppressive Regime’s Enforcers for Genocide). This article will discuss seven other decisions, which address various aspects of other international crimes, namely torture,...

May 6, 2019

The Legality of the charges against Khmer Rouge leaders

Par: James Hendry On March 27, 2019 the Trial Chambers of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia released its long-awaited full reasons for the conviction in Trial 002/02 (Trial 2) of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan on November 16, 2018, who were leaders in the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979 for...

April 29, 2019

“TRIED BY ANOTHER COURT” IN THE CONTEXT OF ADMISSIBILITY CHALLENGES: The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

Par: Irit Weiser Introduction and Summary This article summarizes an April 5, 2019 decision of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, (Gadaffi) whereby Gaddafi challenged the admissibility of the case brought against him for crimes against humanity.  Relying largely on existing jurisprudence from other international...

April 17, 2019

The ECCC and International Criminal Law: Latest Developments

Par: Joseph Rikhof On November 16, 2018, the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), (see for an overview of its history, structure and operations here) issued its judgment in the case NUON Chea and KHIEU Samphan. At that time it issued only a summary of its reasons (discussed here)...

April 11, 2019

Karadžić receives life imprisonment

Par: Joseph Rikhof On March 20, 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, the successor tribunal to both the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda  (ICTR) issued its decision in the case of Radovan Karadžić (Karadžić). The Trial Chamber decision, from which Karadžić had appealed,...

March 28, 2019

International Crimes : Spotlight on Switzerland’s war crimes unit

Par: Julia Crawford, JusticeInfo.Net,  February 15, 2019, published previously in Switzerland’s war crimes unit was set up in 2012, following a change in the law the previous year that transferred responsibility for prosecuting international crimes from military to civil judicial authorities. But seven years on, it has not brought any cases to trial, despite receiving...