Ocampo in Kenya: high hopes but low expectations
The Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, is back in The Hague after a five day trip to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. He was there to meet with victims of the violence that swept the country following disputed presidential elections in 2007.
Serbia unearths mass grave
Serbian authorities have uncovered a mass grave near the southwestern town of Raska, on the border with Kosovo. A forthcoming exhumation at the site will show whether it contains corpses of 250 ethnic Albanian victims from the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, as it is thought, Bruno Vekaric, spokesperson for Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor’s office, told the IJT.
Brazil amnesty ruling “an affront”
By a vote of 7 to 2, Brazil’s Supreme Court last month refused to lift a 1979 amnesty law which protects officials suspected of human rights violations during the country’s 1964 – 1985 military dictatorship. The United Nations was quick to condemn the ruling, calling it “an affront” and warning Brazil that it is isolating itself from the international community.