Weekly News Recap (9-15 May 2022)

© Photo by Expert Infantry via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Serbia: Commander of Military Prison Sentenced to Ten Years of Imprisonment for Abusing Prisoners France: Trial Against Ex-Rwandan Official Laurent Bucyibaruta Commenced USA: Former President Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges USA: Haitian Gang Leader Indicted for Kidnapping 17 Missionaries Ecuador: Clashes in PrisonsContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (9-15 May 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (4-10 April 2022)

© Photo by United Nations Photo via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Rwanda: Court Upholds 25-Year Prison Sentence Against Paul Rusesabagina for Charges of Terrorism Bosnia: Nikola Koprivica Extradited from Canada for Charges of Crimes Against Humanity France: Court Paves the Way for Syrian Oppositional Figure to Stand Trial for Charges of War Crimes ICC: DarfurContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (4-10 April 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (28 March-3 April 2022)

© Photo by UNICEF Ethiopia via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION Eurojust: Assets Linked to Money Laundering in Lebanon Have Been Seized by Several EU Countries Eurojust: Support for Investigations of Core Crimes Committed in Ukraine France: The Judicial Court of Paris Indicts Two Cambodian Generals for the Grenade Attack on 30 March 1997  USA: PresidentContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (28 March-3 April 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (21-27 March 2022)

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION ICC: Former CAR Militia Leader Mokom Appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II ECtHR: Resolution on Consequences of Cessation of Membership of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe Nigeria: Shell Company Acquitted Citing Insufficient Evidence in the Ogoni Nine Trial Montenegro: Russia’s Request to Extradite Far-Right Ukrainian Member Rejected France: Anti-Terror ProsecutorsContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (21-27 March 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (14-20 March 2022)

© Photo by UNICEF Ethiopia via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION ICAO: The Netherlands and Australia Initiate Legal Action Against Russia Over the Downing of MH17 UK: Julian Assange Denied Permission to Appeal Against the US Extradition Ruling ICC: Former CAR Militia Leader Accused of War Crimes Surrendered by the Republic of Chad ECtHR: Violation ofContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (14-20 March 2022)”

Weekly News Recap (7-13 March 2022)

© Photo by Mirek Pruchnicki via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION ICC: New Deputy Prosecutors Sworn In ICJ: Russia Absent During the Genocide Convention Case Hearing Libya: Residents of Derna Detained After Prison Escape Venezuela: Two U.S. Citizens Freed and Returned to the U.S. ECtHR: Urgent Interim Measure in the Case of the Russian Daily NewspaperContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (7-13 March 2022)”

Examining the Russian Attack Against Ukraine Through the Lens of International Law

The Russian assault against Ukraine is not only a manifest violation of the prohibition on the use of force, a cornerstone of the international legal order set up in the aftermath of World War II, but also a flagrant crime against peace that facilitates the commission of other international crimes, such as the perpetration of war crimes.

Weekly News Recap (28 February-6 March 2022)

© Photo by Mirek Pruchnicki via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION ICC: Prosecutor Decides to Open Investigation into the Situation in Ukraine US: International MS-13 Criminal Gang Member Sentenced to 50 Years of Imprisonment ECtHR: Court Indicates Interim Measures to Russia to Abstain from Military Attacks Israel: Court Rules on the Suspension of Eviction for aContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (28 February-6 March 2022)”

The Burden of Proof at the International Criminal Court: Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé Acquittal upon Motion of No Case to Answer

Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé were two individuals that the United Nations Security Council and the international community believe responsible for the Cote d’Ivoire 2010-2011 crisis, at least before their cases entered the trial stage.

Weekly News Recap (21-27 February 2022)

© Photo by Joe Flood via Flickr INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE SECTION ECtHR: Update on Interim Decisions Concerning the Situation on the Border with Belarus ICJ: Case Against Myanmar Concerning Rohingya Genocide Begins ICC: Trial in the Said Case is Set to Commence on 26 September 2022 Kazakhstan: Failure to Investigate January Violence Against Protestors Sparks ConcernContinue reading “Weekly News Recap (21-27 February 2022)”