National Prosecutions


A former paramilitary commander was excluded from the transitional justice process Thursday and instead received a four-decade prison sentence due to his suspected remorselessness.


The Bosnian prosecution charged Stanarevic and Dopudja on Thursday with having participated in the killings of the civilians within a wide-ranging and systematic attack by the Bosnian Serb Army and police on the villages of Ripac, Cukovi, Orasac, Klisa and Kulen Vakuf near Bihac in the north-west of the country in the summer of 1992.


A new full inquest is to be held into the IRA massacre of 10 Protestant workers shot dead in South Armagh in 1976.


The state of Rio de Janeiro's Federal Regional Court decided unanimously to reopen the trial that investigate the death and disappearance of Congressman Rubens Paiva, which took place in January 1971.


The Arusha-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) wants to relocate to Uganda, some Rwandans that were acquitted of genocide charges and former convicts that have completed their sentences.


The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) will hand down its appeals judgment on September 29 in the case of two former Rwandan political party leaders, Hirondelle learned on Monday.


The court will hold new hearings in the Klecka case this month after the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, reportedly appealed against the verdict clearing Limaj, an MP and former transport minister, of war crimes against civilians at the improvised jail in Klecka during the late 1990s conflict.


When Carlos Mario Ospina joined a rightwing paramilitary group in 1997, Colombia's militias were just beginning to extend their writ in his province. To drive out leftist guerillas, they carried out a series of gruesome massacres, forcible disappearances, and murders, often in collusion with state security forces.


Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.