National Prosecutions

4/20/2018

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, given lengthy jail term owing to nature of crimes he sought to hide.

A former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a groundbreaking judgment by a US court for lying about his role in Liberia’ civil war and the atrocities he committed.

4/20/2018

In its latest report on former Yugoslav states, the European Commission warns about setbacks and standstills in the prosecution of war crimes and delays in access to justice for victims of the 1990s wars.

The latest European Commission country reports on Western Balkan states, published on Tuesday April 17th, highlight the continuing obstacles in prosecuting war crimes and compensating victims of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

4/20/2018

Croatian Defensee Council ex-fighters Zdenko Grbavac and Zeljko Simunovic were charged with committing crimes against humanity by killing three Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Konjic area during wartime.

4/18/2018

A top corruption inspector in South Africa has announced that she will investigate two high-ranking African National Congress politicians in a case related to the abuse of public funds for a dairy farm — a rare sign that powerful members of the governing party could be held to account for endemic corruption under former President Jacob Zuma.

4/18/2018

The nation’s counterterrorism law allows the death penalty for anyone “who commits, incites, plans, finances or assists in acts of terrorism.”

So, Iraqi courts are meting out one-size-fits-all punishment for the perpetrator of crimes against humanity as well for as the wife of an Islamic State fighter who may have had little say in her husband’s career.

4/11/2018

The UN court in The Hague partially overturned Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj’s acquittal on appeal and jailed him for 10 years for wartime crimes in Serbia - although he will not serve any prison time.

4/11/2018

The Bosnian court will hear an appeal next month against the war crimes acquittal of the Bosnian Army’s former commander in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, who was cleared of killing Serb captives.

The state prosecution will present its appeal on May 8, asking the court to quash the acquittal and convict Naser Oric and his subordinate Sabahudin Muhic, or send the case for a retrial.

4/5/2018

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated on Tuesday (April 2) in favour of prison for former president and election frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the eve of a Supreme Court ruling on whether he should start serving a 12-year sentence for corruption.

Up to 20,000 people turned out after work in the country's biggest city Sao Paulo, as well as a few thousand in Rio de Janeiro and smaller numbers in other cities.

4/5/2018

An Islamist militant suspected of war crimes in Mali appeared before the International Criminal Court on Wednesday but did not address the allegations against him, instead complaining about the conditions of his detention.

The ICC issued an arrest warrant against Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud for crimes allegedly committed while serving as de facto chief of religious police after his jihadist group seized control of the Malian city of Timbuktu in 2012.

4/2/2018

In a deal with the prosecution at his trial, former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Milan Pavlovic admitted to shelling the Croatian town of Sibenik in 1991 in return for a four-and-a-half-year sentence.

At a county court hearing in the Croatian coastal city of Split on Tuesday, former Yugoslav People’s Army, JNA officer Milan Pavlovic admitted the accusations against him listed in the indictment as part of a plea bargain.

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