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Nearly three years after his original conviction by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), litigation continues in the Charles Taylor case. On January 30, 2015, the Residual Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL) denied a motion by Taylor to terminate the enforcement of his sentence in the United Kingdom (UK) and for his transfer to Rwanda. That decision was not made public until March 25. Taylor, the former president of Liberia, will continue to serve the remainder of his 50-year sentence in the UK.

In his nine long years in the ranks of the Farc guerrillas, Diomedes saw and did things he would rather not remember. Forcibly recruited when he was just 15, he deserted in 2009.

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that he was not involved in an attempted cover-up of the massacre of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in July 1995

The ICC trial of Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and former journalist Joshua arap Sang, resumed March 23rd following a seven-week break

US soldiers and military contractors sexually abused more than 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007

Constitutional Court Suspends Transfer of Judges; Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Hears of Threats to Judicial Independence

International Criminal Court (ICC) judges in charge of trying former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda have proposed to hold his trial opening in Bunia, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, close to where his alleged crimes were committed. If approved, this would be the first time any part of an ICC trial has been moved away from the Court’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

It was a case that could have shed light on a painful episode in the history of Côte d'Ivoire and permitted the country to find closure, if only partly, following the post-electoral violence of 2010 and 2011. Instead, the trial of former first lady Simone Gbagbo and her 82 co-accused has provoked strong reaction all round and has been seen as an indictment against the Ivorian justice system itself. Gbagbo was tried and convicted in under three months: a record for cases as complex as this one.

The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is firmly dedicated to ensure that the right of victims to reparations under the Rome Statute becomes a meaningful reality

Twenty-two people, including 20 foreign tourists, have been killed in a gun attack on the Bardo museum in the Tunisian capital.