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Seselj Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt

25 April 2012 by Administrator

Serbian nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj appeared before the Hague tribunal this week in the third contempt case brought against him.

He entered a not guilty plea and demanded that judges let him address the Serbian public via a video link from his detention unit, ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections in the country on May 6.



Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Continues in Israel

25 April 2012 by Administrator

On 17 April 2012 more than 1,200 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails began a hunger strike to protest against what they say is the harsh and degrading treatment received by detainees in Israel.



Salzburg 2012 Summer Law School

24 April 2012 by Administrator

The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Fourteenth Summer Session, Sunday 5 to Friday 17 August 2012, under the draft title:

“Enforcing International Criminal LawThrough the Complementarity Regime of the Rome Statute! Demand and Reality”



The Moving Judge and the Replacement Judge - Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal and Interference by the Government with the Legal Process

23 April 2012 by Administrator

On 2 March 2012 the Bangladesh Law Minister Shafique Ahmed announced the need for a second war crimes tribunal to be established so “War criminals from other parts of the country will be brought to justice”.




Former Libyan Dissident Starts Legal Proceedings against Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw

18 April 2012 by Administrator

Libyan commander and former dissident, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, has commenced legal proceedings against former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw alleging complicity in torture and misfeasance in public office.



Event: KONY 2012 - A force for good?

26 March 2012 by Administrator

On Wednesday 4 April, at 7pm, London’s Frontline Club will host a debate asking whether the KONY 2012 campaign is a force for good or a worrying development in campaigning.



Zimbabwe Torture Case Postponed

26 March 2012 by Administrator

The North Gauteng High Court was today forced to postpone the landmark case brought to compel South Africa to investigate and prosecute high-level Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity.


Tagged Zimbabwe


Human-rights charges against Haiti's former leader, "Baby Doc", are dismissed

21 March 2012 by Administrator

Charges of grave human-rights crimes including torture and political assassination against Jean-Claude Duvalier, who ruled Haiti from 1971 to 1986, have been dismissed by investigative magistrate Carvès Jean, on the grounds that the ten-year statute of limitations had expired.


Tagged Haiti


Mugabe's Campaign of Indigenisation Gains Pace

20 March 2012 by Administrator

The world's second-largest platinum miner, Impala, last week agreed to cede 51 per cent of its Zimbabwean arm, Zimplats, under Robert Mugabe’s indigenisation programme; the corporate version of the farm invasions which have seen white African farmers in Zimbabwe have their land taken off them, often violently, over the past decade.



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