International Criminal Law Roundup - Week 7

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 7, 2017.

News

16 Feb New UN team aims to bring Syria war crimes to court, US news and The Guardian

Swedish court sentences Syrian rebel to life for war crimes, Reuters

Syrian rebel gets life sentence for mass killing caught on video, NYT

Last prosecution witness testifies in Ntaganda trial, IJMonitor

Rape, sexual assault in Ukraine conflict may amount to war crimes: UN, Reuters

14 Feb Global Justice Centre applauds first international arrest warrant for genocide against the Yazidi, Benzinga

UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC, Reuters

Kosovo to form truth commission to heal scars from war, The Wire

13 Feb ICC told Australia’s detention regime could be a crime against humanity, The Guardian

Syria used chlorine bombs systematically in Aleppo, report says, NYT

Comment

15 Feb Kevin Jon Heller, ICC communication about Australia’s mistreatment of refugees, Opinio Juris

Patryk L. Labuda, The AU’s collective withdrawal from the ICC: Does bad law make for good politics? EJIL Talk

Court Decisions

Lubanga, Information regarding collective reparations

Published Feb. 17, 2017 12:50 PM - Last modified Mar. 17, 2017 8:52 AM