National Prosecutions

12/15/2020

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Friday sentenced fugitive Hezbollah member Salim Jamil Ayyash to five terms of life imprisonment for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

12/15/2020

Azerbaijan has arrested four soldiers suspected of involvement in war crimes, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan announced on Monday. The servicemen are accused of defiling the bodies of Armenian soldiers, inhumanely mistreating Armenian troops, and defacing gravestones belonging to Armenians.

12/15/2020

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor believes there is “reasonable basis” to believe Venezuela has committed crimes against humanity, according to a report published by the prosecutor’s office on Monday.

12/15/2020

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor believes there is “reasonable basis” to believe Venezuela has committed crimes against humanity, according to a report published by the prosecutor’s office on Monday.

12/10/2020

A Lebanese judge has reportedly charged caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with negligence over August’s Beirut port explosion. Judicial sources said the four would be questioned next week about warnings they received about the unsafe storage of ammonium nitrate in a warehouse.

12/10/2020

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has said she was dropping a preliminary probe into alleged war crimes by British troops in Iraq, even though she found a reasonable basis to believe they committed atrocities.

12/3/2020

Invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction opens the door to the possibility of some accountability in circumstances where justice is not possible in countries where the crimes took place. This study considers the challenges facing the exercise of universal jurisdiction and assesses to what extent it remains a viable option for victims seeking justice for international crimes. While resort to universal jurisdiction is on the rise, it still faces considerable obstacles, particularly of a political nature.

Date published: 
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:30

12/3/2020

Relatives of dozens of Kosovars massacred in the village of Krusha e Madhe/ Velika Krusha and Krusha e Vogel/ Mala Krusha protested on Thursday in front of the Palace of Justice in the capital, Pristina, angered by the halving of the prison sentence of the former Serbian police officer, Darko Tasic, for war crimes.

12/3/2020

The leadership of a broad coalition of Western Hemisphere nations on Wednesday accused the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor of failing to take swift action on allegations that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government has committed crimes against humanity.

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