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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404197_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Release of Prisoners Based on State or Security Reasons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404172_text Criminal procedure; Terrorism; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404172_text Global Legal Monitor: U.N. Human Rights Council: Gaza War Crimes Commission to Be Formed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404083_text Human rights; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404083_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court: Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404027_text Crime and law enforcement; Crimes against humanity; Human rights; International criminal court; Sex offenses; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404027_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: Convicted War Criminal Sentenced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404000_text International organizations; Sentencing; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404000_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka; United Nations: Human Rights Council to Investigate Alleged War Crimes Committed During Civil War http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403926_text Human rights; International organizations; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403926_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: Militia Leader Convicted of War Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403895_text International criminal court; International organizations; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403895_text Global Legal Monitor: Mali; United Nations: Rights Expert Calls for Stronger Judicial System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403885_text International organizations; Judiciary; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403885_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Call for War Crimes Investigation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403881_text International organizations; Judiciary; Religious minorities; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403881_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the: Rights Groups Decry New Amnesty Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403868_text International affairs; Peace; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403868_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: First Execution of War Criminal Convicted by International Crimes Tribunal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403823_text Capital punishment; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403823_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Supreme Court Rules Government Ordinance on Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Be Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403820_text Constitution; Human rights; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403820_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Tribunal Issues Death Sentences for War Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403752_text Crimes against humanity; Genocide; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403752_text Global Legal Monitor: Ukraine: Legislation Introduced on Criminalization of Holocaust Denial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403722_text Crime and law enforcement; Genocide; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403722_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: New Security Council Resolution Against Sexual Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403629_text Crime and law enforcement; International affairs; War; Families - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403629_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Six Former Croatian Leaders Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403607_text Judiciary; Genocide; War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403607_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Former Member of Parliament Receives Death Sentence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403515_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403515_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Convicted War Criminal Sentenced to Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403465_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403465_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Final Trial Opens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403373_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403373_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court; Mali: Preliminary Investigation Launched into Recent Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403256_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403256_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Russian Federation: Katyn Massacre Case Is Closed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403144_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403144_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Islamist Opposition Leader Arrested http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402941_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402941_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court: On the Defensive over Heavy Involvement in Africa http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402733_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402733_text Global Legal Monitor: Cambodia: Genocide Tribunal Begins Hearings in New Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402726_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402726_text Global Legal Monitor: Rwanda: Former Minister Convicted of Crimes Committed During 1994 Genocide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402720_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402720_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Court Ruling on Genocide Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402700_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402700_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Germany: Sexual Violence Trial Begins http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402676_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402676_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka; United Nations: Panel Finds Reports of War Crimes Credible http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402653_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402653_text Global Legal Monitor: Croatia: Convictions in War Crimes Trials http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402645_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402645_text Global Legal Monitor: Kosovo: Calls for Inquiry into Possible Human Organ Sales http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402535_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402535_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court; South Korea: Examination of Recent Incidents as Possible War Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402414_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402414_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: War Crimes Case Confirmed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402330_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402330_text Global Legal Monitor: United Kingdom: Commission Warns Government over Legality of Its Torture Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402296_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402296_text Global Legal Monitor: France: National DNA Database Found Constitutional, with Reservations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402288_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402288_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Law to Adapt France's Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402252_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402252_text Global Legal Monitor: Sierra Leone: Human Rights Commissioner Asks Return of Blood Diamonds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402172_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402172_text Global Legal Monitor: Croatia: High Court Upholds War Crimes Conviction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402141_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402141_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Reparations Paid for 1990 Invasion of Kuwait http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402136_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402136_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: War Crimes Conviction for Seven Serbs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402052_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402052_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: War Crimes Trials Planned; ICC Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401884_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401884_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Mandate of Tribunals on Rwanda and Balkans War Crimes Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401777_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401777_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: ICC Begins Prosecuting Former Warlords http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401699_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401699_text Global Legal Monitor: Somalia: New Law on State of Emergency Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401518_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401518_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: Former Governor Found Guilty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401440_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401440_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Convicted War Criminal to Be Sentenced in September 2009 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401433_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401433_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: War Crimes Judges' Terms Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401429_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401429_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Trial of War Criminals Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401352_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401352_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the: Amnesty for Some Acts of War http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401300_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401300_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia; Sierra Leone: Financial Shortfall May Lead to Taylor's Release http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401068_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401068_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Council of State Acknowledges Responsibility of French State in WWII Deportation of Jews http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401051_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401051_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court: First Trial on Use of Child Soldiers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540977_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540977_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court: Former Congolese Leader Charged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540936_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540936_text Global Legal Monitor: Iraq; United States: Parliament Approves Status-of-Forces Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540878_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540878_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Detention of Unlawful Combatants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540641_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540641_text Global Legal Monitor: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: Former VP Arrested http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540593_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540593_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: High Court Calls Air Self-Defense Force Activities in Iraq Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540470_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540470_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Mercenaries Not Regulated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540394_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a A United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries reported to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 10, 2008. According to the report, the number of private security and military companies, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540394_text Global Legal Monitor: Uganda: Peace Agreement Shields Some from International Prosecution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540328_text War - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a A United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries reported to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 10, 2008. According to the report, the number of private security and military companies, which The Ugandan government and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, recently signed a peace agreement that will shield some members of the LRA from international prosecution. According to this agreement, members of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540328_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Amnesty for War Criminals Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540329_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a A United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries reported to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 10, 2008. According to the report, the number of private security and military companies, which The Ugandan government and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, recently signed a peace agreement that will shield some members of the LRA from international prosecution. According to this agreement, members of the Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540329_text Global Legal Monitor: Liberia: Human Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540258_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a A United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries reported to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 10, 2008. According to the report, the number of private security and military companies, which The Ugandan government and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, recently signed a peace agreement that will shield some members of the LRA from international prosecution. According to this agreement, members of the Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was The Associated Press reported that Joshua Milton Blahyi, former rebel leader in the Liberian civil war, recently appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. In his testimony to the commission on January 15,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540258_text Global Legal Monitor: International Criminal Court, the Central African Republic: Protocol Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540196_text War crimes - On November 7, 2014, a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a sentence of ten years of imprisonment to Jerandocirc;me Kakwavu, an army general who had been a rebel leader. The court On July 29, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Government Law (Amendment No. 9), 5774-2014 (Amendment Law, Knesset website [scroll down to appropriate link on the right]), amending the Government Law, 5761-2001, SEFER HAHUKIM On July 23, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution after concluding a special session on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution included the decision "to establish an independent, On June 6, 2014, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. According to an ICC press release, the new document "will guide the On May 23, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Germain Katanga, a militia leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to 12 years of imprisonment. Katanga had been convicted in March 2014 of On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On March 7, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, of four counts of war crimes and one crime against humanity. He was Suliman Baldo, the United Nations independent expert on human rights in Mali, recently expressed his concern that crimes committed both by rebel groups and national forces during the 2012 conflict in the northern part of the On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. On February 4, 2014, the legislature of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved a new law giving amnesty for acts of war committed from 2006 to the present. It will come into effect once Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On September 3, 2013, legislation aimed at amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine and criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust was introduced in the Ukrainian legislature, the Verkhovna Rada. (Bill No. 3165 on Amending Article On June 24, 2013, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2106, on increasing the efforts against impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence, whether the victim is female or male. (S.C. Res. 2106, According to a press release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 29, 2013, the Tribunal convicted six former senior Croatian officials of ";crimes against humanity, violations of the laws or On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty On October 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) began its last trial. Goran Hadzic is the final defendant of 161 individuals tried by the Tribunal; he is accused of crimes against On July 18, 2012, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, stated that an inquiry is being launched into the recent violence in Mali, pursuant to a letter from the Malian government On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel As it prepares to launch yet another investigation into the recent conflict in Ivory Coast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) finds itself on the defensive and having to fend off criticism that it is excessively and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) opened hearings on June 27, 2011, in the trial of four high-ranking leaders of the country's late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. All of the former communist officials On June 24, 2011, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Rwanda's former Minister for Family Affairs and Women's Development, of crimes committed in the Butare Prefecture during the 1994 genocide. On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case On May 4, 2011, the trial of two men from Rwanda accused of ordering others to carry out massacres and multiple rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) got underway in Stuttgart, Germany. The On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a United Nations-sponsored war crimes tribunal based in The Hague, convicted two former high-level Croatian generals for crimes against humanity actions perpetrated during On February 16, 2011, Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the United Nations in Kosovo, called for an inquiry into allegations of trafficking in human organs in the region in 1999. (Kosovo: UN Envoy Calls for Probe On December 7, 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that following the receipt of communications from Korean citizens on the matter, he is considering the question of treating recent On October 19, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it was charging a former official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with war crimes. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is accused of ordering an armed In July 2010 the United Kingdom's coalition government released guidance that addresses the detention and interviewing of overseas detainees and gives instructions on how intelligence relating to detainees may be received. One purported aim of the The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database (Fichier National Automatis; des Empreintes G;n;tiques (FNAEG)). (Conseil Constitutionnel, D;cision 2010-25 QPC du France's Law 2010-930 of August 9, 2010, on adapting the Criminal Code to the International Criminal Court, aims at implementing the principle of complementarity contained in article 1 of the Rome Statute of July 1998, which Sierra Leone's Human Rights Commissioner, Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff, recently called for the return of the "blood diamonds" that internationally known model Naomi Campbell was given by Charles Taylor in 1997. Campbell has testified that she gave the On July 30, 2010, Croatia's Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Branimir Glavas on war crimes charges, but reduced his sentence from ten years of imprisonment to eight. Glavas, a former member of the Croatian Parliament, On July 29, 2010, new reparations totaling US$650 million were paid by the United Nations for losses incurred from the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. The payments came from the U.N. Compensation Commission (UNCC) On June 10, 2010, two former Bosnian Serb officers were given sentences of life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for crimes of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution). Vujadin Popovic In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the On December 16, 2009, the United Nations Security Council extended until the end of 2012 the mandates of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, in the Hague) and for Rwanda (ICTR, in Arusha, It was reported on November 23, 2009, that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now begun trying two former Congo rebel leaders, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in It was reported on August 20, 2009, that Somalia's Transitional Federal Parliament passed into law a state of emergency bill that had been submitted by President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's administration in June. (Federal Lawmakers Approve State On July 14, 2009, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, located in Arusha, Tanzania, convicted Tharcisse Renzaho for his part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Renzhao had been the prefect of Kigalia-Ville, the Rwandan capital region, The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for On July 7, 2009, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions to extend the terms of service of judges on two different war crimes tribunals, in order to complete pending cases. The decision affects On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try On May 7, 2009, President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) signed a law that grants amnesty for certain acts of war and insurrection committed in the country. It had previously As of May 2009, the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone may face a shortage of funds of more than US$5 million. Donations to the Court have declined due to the global financial crisis. This On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State, France's highest administrative court, issued an advisory opinion on the responsibility of the French State in the deportation of Jews resulting from anti-semitic persecution during World War The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first trial in the ICC's history, began on January 26, 2009. Lubanga Dyilo is accused of recruiting children under the age On January 12, 2009, the prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally charged Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo with five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. Bemba Gombo is the former Vice-President On November 27, 2008, the Iraqi Parliament approved the Status-of-Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. SOFA calls for the withdrawal of the American forces from Iraqi cities by July 30, 2009, and from the entire On July 30, 2008, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed an amendment to the Detention of Unlawful Combatants Law, 5762-1992. The original law defines an "unlawful combatant" as a person who participated in hostile actions against the On May 24, 2008, Jean Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was arrested in Belgium. The Belgian police were carrying out a sealed arrest warrant issued on May Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a A United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries reported to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 10, 2008. According to the report, the number of private security and military companies, which The Ugandan government and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel movement, recently signed a peace agreement that will shield some members of the LRA from international prosecution. According to this agreement, members of the Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was The Associated Press reported that Joshua Milton Blahyi, former rebel leader in the Liberian civil war, recently appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. In his testimony to the commission on January 15, On October 18, 2007, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) concluded an agreement on cooperation, including provisions on protection by the CAR government for court officials. The ICC staff members will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540196_text