International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 5

The International Criminal Law group at PluriCourts regularly provides updates on news, blog posts and issues related to international criminal tribunals. Here are the updates from week 5, 2017.

News

2 February: 9 Syrian officials are accused of torture in Spanish court, NYT

1 February: African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court, Reuters

31 January: Turkey coup attempt: UN demands release of Rwanda case judge, BBC and Reuters

31 January: Serbian officials accused of Kosovo massacre cover-up, Balkan Insight

31 January: Philippines: The police’s murderous war on the poor, Amnesty

31 January: Bosnian Serb woman indicted for war crimes, Jurist

31 January: African leaders plan mass withdrawal from ICC, The Guardian

29 January: UN experts warn Saudi-led coalition allies over war crimes in Yemen, Reuters

27 January: Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s ex-minister detained in Switzerland in crimes against humanity inquiry, Newsweek

26 January: Syria: UN chief Guterres clarifies tasks of panel laying groundwork for possible war crimes probe, UN News

26 January: ICC calls on supporters to rally if Trump withdraws backing, Reuters

26 January: Prosecutor warns ICC will try military commanders if Colombia transitional justice fails, Colombia Reports

Comment

29 January: Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey, Will Trump be prosecuted for war crimes? Huffington Post

Publications

Leiden Journal of International Law:

Alison Bisset, The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Truth Commission-Administered Accountability Initiatives

Harry Hobbs, Towards a Principled Justification for the Mixed Composition of Hybrid International Criminal Tribunals

Nidal Nabil Jurdi, The Complementarity Regime of the International Criminal Court in Practice: Is it Truly Serving the Purpose? Some Lessons from Libya

Joanna Kyriakakis, Corporations before International Criminal Courts: Implications for the International Criminal Justice Project

Joris van Wijk & Barbora Holá, Acquittals in International Criminal Justice: Pyrrhic Victories

Call for Papers

Righting Wrongs: Enforcing human rights, administering international criminal justice conference, Uni of Westminster

Published Feb. 3, 2017 9:40 AM - Last modified Feb. 3, 2017 9:40 AM